University of Maine Says Candy Cane Ban a "Misunderstanding."

After a student complained about Christmas decorations at this university, an order was sent out that no decorations can be put out that can be seen as religious in the school’s public areas–including candy canes. After the great uproar that followed, the university withdrew this order, saying they welcome displays of any faith tradition.

From the article:

"We are not the Grinches of Maine, Dean of Students Robert Dana told “It was a big misunderstanding. The e-mail was in response to an issue a student had raised. His intent was to be inclusive.”

OK. So, to be inclusive, we need to exclude. Got it. :rolleyes:

Christmas decorations, even of a religious nature, do not violate the establishment clause of the first amendment because they do not establish a state church.


Exactly. Exclusion is being inclusive. George Orwell, call your office.

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