Bud Kennedy’s Sunday column was disturbing in that it revealed the inclusion of "green" messages in elementary school Christmas programs. (See: "Some don’t want to see anything green — not even during Christmas," Dec. 21)
Administrators are energetically scrubbing school facilities and children’s brains free of Christian religious messages (including, in some districts, disallowing students to distribute candy canes). At the same time, they are working hard to substitute the myth of man-made "global warming" with a fervor that resembles religious proselytizing.
There is evidence that, contrary to the alarmist predictions, the Earth has been cooling for at least the last 18 months and may be in for a long cooling period. The Earth has had warming and cooling cycles throughout its existence, and some scientists believe that solar activity and gamma ray bursts may be the cause of these patterns rather than anything man is doing.
Hence the recent change by climate religionists to predictions of disastrous "climate change" rather than global warming. That way, their faith in the necessity of recycling and mandatory requirements that we all live lives like 17th-century peasants to prevent disaster won’t be challenged no matter what.
Bud had his usual dig at religious conservatives, but he has unwittingly illuminated the pushing of the man-made global warming hoax on kids and their parents by climate religionists in public schools.
If educators are going to push myths, I would rather they concentrate on Santa Claus.
— Daniel O’Connor, Euless