Restraining order saves decoration at Patterson Middle School

KILLEEN, TX - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says Linus will be back up on display with his story of Christmas in Patterson Middle School in Killeen.

A judge has issued a temporary restraining order against the district,  overruling their order for the poster to be taken down.

–Attorney General Ken Paxton released the following statement on today’s ruling to grant a temporary restraining order against the Killeen Independent School District Board of Trustees’ decision to tear down “A Charlie Brown Christmas” poster created by a staff member:

“Religious discrimination towards Christians has become a holiday tradition of sorts among certain groups. I am glad to see that the court broke through the left’s rhetorical fog and recognized that a commitment to diversity means protecting everyone’s individual religious expression.” 

Killeen ISD issued the following statement:

"Christmas and winter celebrations and messages re important to our community".

"The board's actions taken on Tuesday directing district administration to develop guidelines for employees underscore the board's commitment to this effort."

"Despite these efforts we found ourselves in court this afternoon."

"Bell County 146th district Court ruled in order for the door covering to be displayed at Charles Patterson Middle School, the following text must be added in  'letters as large as the other letters.'"

" Ms. Shannon's Christmas Message"

"No other relief was granted."

"We believe that directing the individual to include the additional text better complies with state and federal law."

"We Support this decision."




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