A “Youth Art” Easter egg festivity sponsored by Jill Biden has prohibited religious themes.
Children of National Guard servicemembers may submit designs reflecting their lives but cannot submit pictures indicative of “religious symbols, overtly religious themes.”
The images must be “consistent with the image and values of Sponsor.”
“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,’” a description reads.
“Children should depict on an egg template a snapshot of their life–a favorite activity, scenery in your state, your military family, a day-in-your-life, etc,” it continues. “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.”
Easter and Passover are Christian celebrations.
General counsel at First Liberty Institute Mike Berry said of the religious ban, “The Biden Administration is so scared of religion that they won’t even allow children to submit Easter Egg artwork that celebrates the actual reason for Easter, which happens to be one of the holiest days on the Christian calendar.”
Annual White House Easter Egg Roll to celebrate nation’s National Guard families pic.twitter.com/hmM3mejsQW
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