Religious-Themed Designs Prohibited From White House Easter Egg Art Contest

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The Easter Egg Art competition is part of the White House’s annual Easter traditions.

But this year, there will be no religious-themed eggs allowed. Despite Easter being very much a religious holiday.

That’s right, nothing about faith – for EASTER!

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Godless Easter?

Fox News reported, “Children of the National Guard are prohibited from submitting religious Easter egg designs for the 2024 ‘Celebrating National Guard Families’ art event at the White House.”

“The art contest is part of the White House‚Äôs Easter traditions, which include the annual Easter Egg Roll,” Fox News noted. “The flyer for the contest states that an Easter egg design submission ‘must not include any questionable content, religious symbols, overtly religious themes, or partisan political statements.”¬†

The story continued:

“As part of the White House Easter traditions, America‚Äôs Egg Farmers ‚Äď for nearly 50 years ‚Äď have proudly presented an intricately decorated Commemorative Easter Egg to the First Lady of the United States. In 2021, the White House expanded on this longstanding tradition by displaying youth-designed Easter eggs in the White House East Colonnade,” the flyer explains.

“On behalf of First Lady Jill Biden, The Adjutants General of the National Guard are asking youth from National Guard families across the United States and all U.S. territories to submit artwork inspired by the theme ‚ÄėCelebrating our Military Families,‚Äô” the flyer continues.

Children are asked to design eggs with images based on their own lives. “Selected designs representing the unique experience and stories of National Guard children will be brought to life on real hen eggs by talented egg artists from across the country and displayed at the White House this Easter and Passover season,” the flyer says.

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Not The Only Themes Banned

There is a whole list of other prohibitions as well.

“Children also can’t promote material that promotes ‘bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age” in their designs,” Fox News reported.

A lot of those things you would of course not want to be involved in the contest.

But do they have to get so leftwing preachy about it?

The idea of freedom of religion and speech, both protected by our First Amendment, is to allow many faiths and ideas to flourish, not stamp them out.

Having an Easter egg art content prohibiting religious themes is not only absurd – the entire reason the holiday exists is to celebrate what Christians believe to be the Resurrection of Jesus Christ after he was crucified – it’s an affront to the American ideal of freedom of religion itself.

Maybe we’ll have different White House occupants come next Easter.

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