Christmas cards aren't 'green' enough

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

Earth from spaceA school principal in England has shown that even Christmas is not out of bounds for extreme environmentalists, as he has banned students from exchanging Christmas cards in the name of saving the planet.

Principal Jonathan Mason of Belton Lane Primary School in Lincolnshire claims the manufacture of cards contributes to pollution, Fox News reports. Mat Staver of the Liberty Counsel sees this as another attempt to ban Christmas from the school.

"If this were the case in the United States, we could challenge it," Staver tells OneNewsNow. "But it's in England, and they're going to have to challenge it through their own legal system or directly through the political process."

While he cannot provide legal counsel, Staver offers some advice to those students and perturbed parents of the school.

Staver

"The kids ought to come up with more Christmas cards than they were going to do anyway and give them out... They ought to do more Christmas cards rather than less," the attorney suggests. "I think the parents need to speak up to their respective school boards and push back."

Principal Mason alleges he initiated the ban because many students approached him with concerns about the environmental impact.

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