College Forbids Student Group From Using the Word ‘Christmas’

by Nathan Harden - Fix Editor on November 28, 2012

Via Campus Reform:

Administrators at a public college told a student group they are prohibited from using the word “Christmas” to promote an ongoing Christmas tree sale aimed at raising money for charity.

“We cannot market your trees in association solely with a Christian event,” an official from Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) allegedly told the BEST Society, which is sponsoring the sale.

Officials from the school have since replaced the word “Christmas” with “holiday” in the group’s advertisements for the event.

“The BEST Society will be selling Holiday trees,” the text now reads…

The BEST Society has since reached out to Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) for legal counsel.

“It’s ridiculous that anyone would have to think twice about using the word ‘Christmas’ as part of a Christmas tree sale,” said attorney Matt Sharp, who is representing the group.

“Not only is it perfectly constitutional to use the word ‘Christmas,’ it is unconstitutional to prohibit use of it,” he added.

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