Bidens ban religious themes for White House’s Easter art contest

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The Biden Administration’s “Celebrating National Guard Families” art contest for children must not contain religious symbols this Easter. The contest is part of the White House Easter Egg Roll celebrations on Sunday.

“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 “Celebrating our Military Families”. Children should depict on an egg template (see Art Submission form) a snapshot of their life – a favorite activity, scenery in your state, your military family, a day-in-your life, etc.”

A snapshot of your life, of course, if your life does not include your religious faith. The rules for the contest are found at this link.

On Friday, President Joe Biden announced that Sunday, March 31, is Transgender Day of Visibility. While religious themes or symbols cannot be submitted by children, there’s nothing saying they can’t submit art on transgender themes.

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    • “Beau has Risen. After a galliant combat fight at Omaha Beach, I will present him with the Medal of Honor. Dr. Jill, the smartest medical doc ever, and I will be placing easter eggs on the South lawn, hoping that all LGBTQ can come and crack a few shells with us. Those hens sure lay some great fertilized eggs. And Hunter, god bless him, will be handing out goodies to the kids. It looks like sugar. Jill and I tried some and it sure made me energized today. I’ll be sending more government prosecutors out to battle Trump. But now, I’m going to go and sniff some little girl’s hair.”

    • I’ve always wondered how the easter bunny, chocolates, colored eggs came in, was it for the non-religious or different brand of religious folks?, and though I don’t care for Biden politics.

      • Most of all of that was pre-Christian symbols and celebrations that got co-opted by Christianity to smooth the conversion of pagans into the Christian religion. Same with so much of the symbology of Christmas: the Christmas tree, mistletoe. etc. Even the date of Christmas was co-opted from the Roman’s Saturnalia festival and northern pagan winter solstice celebrations, as from the Biblical evidence Jesus was clearly born some time in the spring, not the dead of winter.

        • Actually the Saturnalia bit is a common misconception. I didn’t learn it until years of study.

          Back in the day, the common belief of many sects of Judaism believed prophets died 9 months tob the day (backwards) from when they were born.

          Counting backwards from Easter was (modern calendar) Dec. 25.

      • Bunnies, decorated eggs, baskets. All nonsense detestable to Yahweh. The Son is the Truth. His last words on the cross before He was resurrected were, “it is finished.”

    • Spoken like a true progressive. And an obsequious trolling one at that.

      Go color your eggs child. You have no place here.

    • Maybe I missed it.
      Where was an Easter egg hunt mentioned? Oh, I guess Easter egg roll might be what you were thinking.
      .
      Oh, and thanks for completely and totally missing the point. I literally expecting nothing less from you.

    • So Hans, what happens when they tell you that you can’t post bogus strawman arguments any more? Do you still think everyone is thin skinned? The majority of Americans believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead on Easter Sunday. Seems like it’s only those who declare that we cannot celebrate that are the thin skinned folk, after all.

  1. Joe is hoping for kids in their bathing suit pics.
    “I got hairy legs that turn blonde in the sun and the kids used to reach in the pool and rub my leg down and watch the hair come back up again.”

  2. If we had a decent Pope, Grandpa Bloodstains would be facing excommunication.

    But our Pope is as useless as Grandpa Bloodstains, and probably agrees.

  3. Easter is a Christian holiday. So many parts of American history have been written out and now Christianity itself. One nation under God? Why do the Bidens bother with Easter at all?

  4. Just a reminder. The IDF has been bombing Syria and Lebanon without a declaration of war since 5pm on the east coast on Good Friday. Biden signed an executive order on Friday authorizing almost $20 billion in America munitions to be shipped to israel. Unit 8200 will say this is a defensive bombing of mostly military targets and that identity politics at the White House easter egg hunt is the most important thing to focus on.

  5. I find it interesting that the submission requirements state that it cannot promote discrimination on the basis of “…religion…”, yet you cannot have any religious symbols! What?! Easter is a Christian holiday and the anti-Christians have brought in their fertility pagan gods of the Easter bunny and eggs!

    He is risen! He is risen, indeed! Alleluia!

  6. This stuff went on during Clinton and O’Bama also. Its what democrats do – pretend to be Christian while doing everything in their power to dis what Christians believe in and practice. Cheers –

  7. A rainbow symbolism is one of many symbols from God that signifies the nature of His Love for us. Rainbows are beautiful and are colorful occurrences that make us smile once they are painted in the skies after a gloomy storm. However, rainbows cover more than just a multicolored sight. It’s a representation of God’s promise to us; He will never again destroy the earth through a flood (Genesis 9:13​).
    Not LBGT not Trans or Woke Agenda nor Drag Queens But God Love for us

    • No more floods but He did mention in revelations that Russia will takeover the all of Europe. But that it won’t last long. Europeans are a bunch of pansy unarmed wratchet jaws so it shouldn’t take the Russian s long.

  8. March 31 has been Transgender Day for quitr a few years, happens to fall on Easter Sunday this year. The no religeons rule is consistent with the US Constitution.

    • Oh “Frank”…

      Among the list of things either beyond you or you willfully ignore is the actual meaning and intent of Separation of Church/State.

      Is there a hit the bottom contest amongst the left today?

    • Or Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptists?? That ” wall of separation” is nowhere in the actual Constitution

    • No. The “no religion” rule is not consistent with the Constitution.
      The closest it gets is the 1st Amendment where it is stated “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”
      Allowing religious symbology during a celebration of a Christian holiday is not establishing a religion. And, because it is the White House (not Congress) hosting the celebration, it is not establishing a religion.
      .
      In fact, the Biden’s actions are inconsistent with the Constitution because the head of the Executive Branch IS prohibiting the free exercise of a religion.

    • Well Frank, if the “no religion rule” is consistent with the constitution, according to you, then let us examine this a a bit closer. Religion, by definition is a set of belief in either a higher power, spiritual leader or ideology. Seems to me that “Transgenderism” must qualify as a religion. Here are individuals, who proclaim to have had a conversion from one biological entity to another and we are supposed to take their sincerity and veracity on faith. Not only that but we are commanded by the president to celebrate this conversion and lift it up as something to aspire to…now seems to me that there is some “establishing of religion” going on (per your understanding of the 1st amendment)!
      In the final analysis, if this is not a faith based conversion, we are looking a a bunch of perverts, who proclaim a biological impossibility in order to access spaces denied to them in order to feed their proclivities!
      You do what you want, but do not demand every one else to join your cult.

  9. Moses Biden will come down from the mountain and part the sea.
    Thankfully China wont be needing that large fleet of amphibious assault vehicles they are assembling.
    The southern border route is ripe with cash instead.

  10. We all know Dr Jill is just waiting for the old geezer to kick off so she can finally live her life with a new boy toy. She has lots of newly acquired wealth to live happily ever after.

  11. The White House Easter Egg contest has restricted the use of religious symbols on eggs for 45 years, including during the Trump years.

    Did you run an article about Trump restricting the use of religious symbols on Easter eggs?

    • The restriction is not on the Easter eggs.
      It is on the artwork and drawings submitted by the children attending.
      .
      The White House choosing not to include religious symbology on items they hand out is one thing. Telling attendees they cannot use religious symbology during an arts and crafts activity is totally different.

  12. Isn’t there a clear violation of the first amendment in there somewhere? For the White House to ban any type of expression, particularly if that is an expression of religious beliefs…

  13. Every administration for the last 45 years had had the same restrictive language for participation in White House Easter activities, including the previous administration. Facts do matter but there’s no chance for targeted outrage if that little tidbit were mentioned.

  14. That’s challengable in a court of law. It’s just A violation of the First Amendment, nothing more. Nothing less. It wouldn’t be the first time a prez broke the law

    • The event takes place at the White House but is not a government sponsored event. It is run by a private organization. Your 1st amendment argument is full of blustery hot air and has no relevancy in this matter. Swing and a miss for another constitutional commenter on this site.

      Waiting for MA’s “adults are here, run along” standard weak retort in 3….2….1

    • Yes. Trump selling bibles is OK.
      So would Biden selling bibles.
      .
      If it is a campaign contribution thing, and does not violate the FEC rules, fine by me. A candidate for office can do whatever they want.
      .
      The problem here is not what a candidate for public office does. It is that candidate restricting what contestants in a art contest can draw.

  15. This “story” intentionally distorts the truth. In fact, the rules for the annual White House art contest have reminded unchanged since 1976, meaning therefore that Administrations from both parties approved them either explicitly or tacitly at some point. MRAK once again takes a kernel of truth and intentionally misrepresents it in order to inflame its readers, and furthermore, to insinuate that President Biden is not a true Christian. To illustrate, compare and contrast the Easter messages of both man last week and you be the judge of who sounds more pious and committed to his faith.

    President Biden:

    “Jill and I send our warmest wishes to Christians around the world celebrating Easter Sunday. Easter reminds us of the power of hope and the promise of Christ’s Resurrection. As we gather with loved ones, we remember Jesus’ sacrifice. We pray for one another and cherish the blessing of the dawn of new possibilities. And with wars and conflict taking a toll on innocent lives around the world, we renew our commitment to work for peace, security, and dignity for all people. From our family to yours, happy Easter and may God bless you.”

    Ex-President Trump:

    “HAPPY EASTER TO ALL, INCLUDING CROOKED AND CORRUPT PROSECUTORS AND JUDGES THAT ARE DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO INTERFERE WITH THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 2024, AND PUT ME IN PRISON, INCLUDING THOSE MANY PEOPLE THAT I COMPLETELY & TOTALLY DESPISE BECAUSE THEY WANT TO DESTROY AMERICA, A NOW FAILING NATION.”

    I’ll stop there and won’t delve further into their comparative characters or church attendance records…

  16. The biden’s are such good catholics, why has the catholic church been silent … possibly far more interested in the monetary offerings … postponing Easter for a day & having the annual White House Easter Egg Hunt without any religious theme.

    Shameful & Evil

  17. Just a slight bit of research would have revealed that these same rules have applied for this event for many years, including the during the Trump presidency.

  18. The rules of the White House Easter egg hunt (including the ban on religious themes) has been in place since the 1870s. It was in place when DJT was President. Joe Biden didn’t create the rule. March 31 has been recognized as Transgender Visibility Day since 2009. It just so happens that this year, Easter fell on March 31. Joe Biden did not declare that Transgender Visibility Day should fall on Easter Sunday. In 2029, Easter will fall on April Fools Day. No doubt, the fools who believe this nonsense will declare that the deep state decided to name Easter as “fools day” as part of the war against Christianity.

  19. The Catholic Church should inform Biden because of his support or ABORTION LBGT. He is no longer allowed to practice his Catholic Believes or allow to attend Mass or receive communion

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