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The Fox News 'War On Christmas' Panic Is Already Starting

It's that time of year again.

Just as some stores are already starting to break out the Christmas displays weeks before Halloween, Fox News is also getting into its own version of the holiday spirit by firing off an early salvo in the supposed "War on Christmas." 

"Well, it's only October, but the War on Christmas is already in full swing," Fox News' Heather Nauert says in the clip, posted online by Media Matters.

The report was about Concord High School in Elkhart, Indiana, which is being sued by the Freedom From Religion Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union over a live Nativity scene featured in its annual Christmas show. 

Concord High School is a public school. 

The Nativity scene and the story of the birth of Jesus are, of course, well-recognized symbols of the Christian faith,” the complaint reads, according to the Elkhart Truth. “Their presence at the Christmas Spectacular is coercive, represents an endorsement of religion by the high school and the school corporation, has no secular purpose and has the principal purpose and effect of advancing religion.”

The school plans to fight the lawsuit.

“For more than 30 years, the Spectacular has been an important part of the Concord High School holiday experience,"  Concord superintendent John Trout told the Goshen News. "It will continue to be so.”

 

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