New Jersey school district can ban Christmas carols

Judges rule that an ‘inclusive environment’ trumps singing songs about the birth of Jesus

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FOXNewsRadio/Todd Starnes: Judges affirm ban on Christmas Carols

We three kings of Orient are no more thanks to three judges in Philadelphia. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a New Jersey school district’s ban on Christmas carols.

“Certainly, those of us who were educated in the public schools remember holiday celebrations replete with Christmas carols, and possibly even Hanukkah songs, to which no objection had been raised,” the court said in its ruling.

Santa Claus and Rudolph are more than welcome but the baby wrapped in swaddling clothes is not…

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Philadelphia: A Call For 10,000 Men To Help Fight Crime

Police and Officials Want Volunteers To Patrol America’s Most Dangerous City  

Getting a dozen men to do anything is tough…hard to imagine getting 10,000. If I were a church pastor I would ask my men to volunteer. This seems like a worthy effort.

From Reuters:

PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia police and black community leaders called on Wednesday for 10,000 men to volunteer to patrol the streets of America’s most dangerous big city in a bid to halt a surge in murders and violent crime.

In an initiative that organizers hope will be copied in other cities, the unarmed and non-uniformed volunteers would patrol selected areas in an attempt to deter drug dealing and other street crimes that have given Philadelphia the highest murder rate among the 10 largest U.S. cities.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson, a key backer of the plan, said it will be officially launched on October 21 with the aim of putting the first patrols on the streets by early November. Volunteers will be asked to patrol for three hours a day for an initial period of 90 days.

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