Via Free North Carolina:
“We wanted to make sure we were upholding the school district’s responsibility of separation of church and state from the Establishment Clause,” Supt. Gerri Martin told the McDowell News.
Martin told the newspaper she made the decision in consultation with the school’s principal and vice principal.
And from Fox:
“We thought we were violating the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment by promoting the sale of Christmas trees — which we thought would be promoting one religion over another,” Simpson told Fox News.
Coincidence? I think not!