The teachers at Brooklet Elementary School in Brooklet, Georgia, have long had a tradition of displaying Christmas cards in the hallways of the school. But this year, as students returned to Brooklet after the Thanksgiving break, those cards were nowhere to be found. They had been removed from view and relocated behind an office door, where only the teachers can see them. FOX News’ Todd Starnes reports:
.. their teachers’ Christmas cards had been removed – under orders from the Georgia school’s administration.
Robb Kicklighter’s wife is a third grade teacher at the school. He said many teachers are disgruntled by the school’s decision to confiscate the Christmas cards.
The Christmas card censorship comes as the Bulloch County Board of Education cracks down on religious expression in their schools.
Teachers have been ordered to remove any religious icons or items from their classrooms – ranging from Bibles to Christian music.
Teachers have also been instructed to avoid student-led prayers at all costs. Should they be in a room where students are praying, teachers have been ordered to turn their backs on their students.
Residents and supporters of Brooklet have created a Facebook page to organize a response to the board of education’s directive.