Letter: Easter off calendarWhile looking through my taxpayer-funded Hudson school calendar to find out when Easter was, I was dismayed to discover that Good Friday and Easter itself had been completely eliminated from the calendar (however, it was comforting to see that Martin Luther King, Lincoln and Washington all were important enough to remain)!
By: Meredith Berg, North Hudson, Hudson Star-Observer
While looking through my taxpayer-funded Hudson school calendar to find out when Easter was, I was dismayed to discover that Good Friday and Easter itself had been completely eliminated from the calendar (however, it was comforting to see that Martin Luther King, Lincoln and Washington all were important enough to remain)!
Why do our taxes pay the salaries of these people, but they’re allowed to eliminate the most sacred holidays of the year for Christians from the school calendar? Not only are these holy days, but they have historical significance and are part of America’s very foundation!
Whether the revisionists like it or not, America was founded by Christians, leaving England with the specific purpose of building a nation where they could worship God the way they wanted.
For the 300 or so years that America has been in existence, the very reason we have been blessed with unimaginable prosperity, more than any nation in the history of the world, is because of our solid Christian roots and Judeo-Christian principles.
While something as innocuous as removing “Easter vacation” from the school calendar isn’t, in itself, terrible, it is an example of the many seemingly small, subtle, but dangerous ways that our Christian heritage is being erased from history!
A year after our daughter graduated from Hudson High School, “someone” decided we couldn’t have graduation prayers; then “official” baccalaureate was eliminated, then the Gideons couldn’t give free Bibles to our elementary school children, and the list goes on – now our school calendars don’t even show Good Friday or Easter.
Doesn’t anyone in Hudson care that our nation’s history is being changed?
A l9th century British statesman, Edmund Burke, once said, “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing”; and a book that we used to look to for wisdom and truth says that we are “not to be deceived; God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal.6:7, NIV). That same book says, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalm 33:12).
History books tell us about nations that have eliminated God: Look at Russia with its gulags, death camps, etc. If we continue to kick God out of our country, do you really want to live here? Enron, 50 million aborted children and now the “economy” — could there be a connection?
Makes one wonder, doesn’t it?