‘Christmas’ trees axed at NC college | Alliance Defending Freedom

** UPDATE: In response to Tuesday’s letter from Alliance Defending Freedom, Western Piedmont Community College has indicated by letter that officials have changed all references to “holiday” back to “Christmas.” Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Matt Sharp: “Referring to Christmas trees as ‘Christmas trees’ is perfectly acceptable and constitutional. We commend WPCC officials for doing the right thing in working speedily to correct this problem, and we hope other schools in similar situations will follow their example.” **

 

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NEWS RELEASE – November 27, 2012 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT MEDIA AND PUBLIC RELATIONS: (480) 444-0020 orwww.adfmedia.org/home/contact

‘Christmas’ trees axed at NC college

College changes ‘Christmas tree sale’ to ‘holiday tree sale’
in student club’s ads for charitable fundraiser

MORGANTON, N.C. — Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter Tuesday to Western Piedmont Community College after college officials replaced “Christmas” with “holiday” in a student club’s announcement of a Christmas tree sale designed to raise funds for charity. A college official told the club, “We cannot market your trees in association solely with a Christian event.”

Full news release, quotes, and related media resources available at the following link:

 

http://www.adfmedia.org/News/PRDetail/7820

Alliance Defending Freedom (formerly Alliance Defense Fund) is an alliance-building legal ministry that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.

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College changes ‘Christmas tree sale’ to ‘holiday tree sale’
in student club’s ads for charitable fundraiser

MORGANTON, N.C. — Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter Tuesday to Western Piedmont Community College after college officials replaced “Christmas” with “holiday” in a student club’s announcement of a Christmas tree sale designed to raise funds for charity. A college official told the club, “We cannot market your trees in association solely with a Christian event.”

Full news release, quotes, and related media resources available at the following link:

 

http://www.adfmedia.org/News/PRDetail/7820

Alliance Defending Freedom (formerly Alliance Defense Fund) is an alliance-building legal ministry that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.

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