ADF commends school officials at a North Carolina college
for relenting and changing their minds about calling Christmas
trees "holiday" trees.
another case of political correctness run amuck, Western Piedmont
Community College had directed a student club raising funds
for charity to refer to its merchandise as "holiday"
trees. But as Matt Sharp of the Alliance Defending Freedom reports, that
idea began to backfire.
"Several community members complained to the club and the club's
advisor, telling them we're not supportive of this political
correctness and we want to buy Christmas trees, not
holiday trees," he details. "So the club was actually seeing
its sales drop, which was very unfortunate given the charitable
contribution being made from the money collected."
He commends the school for changing all references from
"holiday" back to "Christmas" after it received a letter from
"We're very pleased to see that the college responded so
quickly, admitted their error and is doing the right thing in
remedying this," the ADF attorney tells OneNewsNow. "Far too often
we see colleges and universities dig in their heels on these issues
of discrimination against religious speech and try and justify
Sharp asserts it is perfectly acceptable and constitutional for
student groups, no matter where, to refer to Christmas trees as
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