US: Humanists say Christmas gift collection is ‘unlawful’

From The Christian Institute


A humanist group in America has ‘bullied’ a school into ending a collection of Christmas gifts for disadvantaged children.


The American Humanist Association sent a letter threatening legal action, saying the collection by school children was a breach of the separation of church and state.


The school caved in, but students and parents vowed to carry on with the gift appeal in a rally outside the school gates.

Lorrie Grove, the school board’s president, said they were “shocked and disappointed” by the humanists’ actions.


She said: “It was hard to believe we were receiving a threatening letter based on the good intentions of our students.”


She said students had taken part for the past two years as part of their chosen community service project.

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