A group of atheists marched in this year’s Christmas parade in Bryan/College Station, Texas. They called themselves the Brazos Valley Vuvuzela Atheist Marching Band, and they played “Jingle Bells” and wished onlookers “happy holidays”, “merry Christmas”, “happy Hannukah”, and “happy Kwanzaa”. Seems pretty harmless. In fact, it seems nice that they wanted to participate in a community event and do so in the spirit of the event.
Sadly, even this was controversial.
“Wasn’t exactly happy about the Christmas Parade this year, I spent many years teaching my children to love and respect other people and to love the fact that they were children of God and I don’t feel that they should be influenced in any other way especially not at a Christmas parade,” said Tina Corgey, who is a lifelong Bryan resident.
Corgey brings her three kids to the B/CS Christmas Parade every year.
She said she was disgusted by what she saw on Sunday.
“If you have younger children they weren’t going to understand but I have older children, a teenager, 8-year-old and they were curious and they asked questions and it was hard for them to believe and understand that there are actually people out there that don’t believe in God,” Corgey said.
Gosh lady, I’m sorry your kids were exposed to something they have trouble understanding. Perhaps that means you should do a better job educating them about their world. Meanwhile, atheists will probably continue to exist, and a lot of us are going to celebrate Christmas also.