It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – Except at N.Y. City Public Schools

Outside City Hall in New York – (From left to right): Chet Szarejko and Frank Milewski of the Downstate N.Y. Division of the Polish American Congress along with Bill Donohue, President of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, join in support of City Council Member Tony Avella at his press conference to allow nativity scene displays in New York City public elementary and secondary schools.

Donohue and Avella reject the position that a Christmas tree is an adequate  religious symbol when displayed alongside the Jewish menorah and the star and crescent of Islam.

„DOE (Department of Education) cannot dictate to Christians and Catholics what truly represents their religious faith during this holiday season,” said Avella.

Representing two of the major Catholic ethnic groups living in New York City, the Polish American Congress and the Ancient Order of Hibernians appeared at Avella’s press conference to show their support for his efforts.

Frank Milewski



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