Christmas - illegal or politically incorrect?

Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 11/27/2009 2:05:00 AM

The Rutherford Institute is calling for people to recognize the difference between "illegal" and "politically correct" in matters concerning Christmas.

The idea behind The Twelve Rules of Christmas is to give people an idea of what they can and cannot legally do in the workplace and at school. John Whitehead, founder of the Rutherford Institute, says that political correctness is often confused with the law.

"As our 'Twelve Rules of Christmas' show, there [are] a lot of things that you can do in the schools that are legal -- and they are legal," he emphasizes. "It's just political correctness now that removes Christmas from public schools because of those first six letters of the word 'Christmas': Christ."

A few years ago, the Rutherford Institute advised a group of people just outside of Chicago in a case where political correctness "sabotaged" Christmas celebrations.

"They had eliminated all the Christmas programs from the schools, [so some of the parents] talked to us. We gave them the Twelve Rules of Christmas. About 200 people went to a school board meeting" -- and according to the attorney, school officials reinstated traditional holiday celebrations. Whitehead contends that "this is what you can do with the Twelve Rules of Christmas."