Friday, December 01, 2006

Christmas Under Attack


It's getting close to that time of the year again and the annual "War on Christmas" has begun.

In New York City, the public schools has banned the manger display but did allow the menorah for Hanukkah and The Star and Crescent Flag for Ramadan.
Unbelievably, a federal appeals court upheld this decision.
Now the Supreme Court is decided on whether or not to grant review of the Andrea Skoros v. City of New York.

In Chicago, city officials have stated that a public Christmas festival is no place for the Christmas story.
So not to offend non-Christians "The Nativity Story" has been removed from the Chicago holiday fair.
What is it that the first six letters in Christmas spell?

In America, almost 94% of the population celebrates Christmas.
But it appears most retailers are more afraid of insulting that 6%.
Crate & Barrel employees are instructed to say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas".
As are Best Buy, Toys "R" Us and Bed and Bath and Beyond

And how far away can the ACLU be now that Christmas is nearing?
Just outside Nashville Tennessee, the ACLU is suing the Wilson County School System because a children's Christmas program has been deemed to be an "illegal activity".
Apparently kindergarten students role played a Nativity scene and sang "Away in a Manger" and "Joy to the World".
The ACLU states that the songs are exclusively Christian in nature because they celebrate the birth of Jesus.

It seems the ACLU really has a problem when it comes to Nativity scenes.
Schools are often the target of anti-Christmas/Christian beliefs.
In 2003 a Massachusetts school district suspended high school students solely for passing out candy canes with religious messages.

Doesn't it seem hypocritical that the organization which claims to be fighting for our civil rights is actually engaging in censorship?
There has been some victories this year.

Mega-retailer Wal-Mart has announced it will be using the word “Christmas” in its marketing efforts this year.
Macy’s, Target, Sears, Kohl’s and TJX Companies — which owns T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, A.J. Wright, and Bob’s Stores — are once again recognizing “Christmas” as part of the “holidays.”

18 Comments:

At 5:50 AM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

ah note all these years Jews never had a prob with Christmas..guess who's beneath all of this?..look at whats goin on in Europe jus to avoid "offending non Christians" they say!..another buzz word for u know who AC!

 
At 6:51 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Say "Merry Christmas!" and piss off a liberal.

 
At 8:15 AM, Blogger Steve Harkonnen said...

Sounds like we're winning the war thus far if those retail giants are bringing back the word Christmas.

It's all so very, very sad. Christmas isn't much looked forward to anymore.

AOW, I will definitely be doing that again this year! We have a lot of liberals at work!

 
At 8:35 AM, Blogger Gayle said...

AC, your post is pretty much in sinc with mine. I just posted that we should all send the ACLU Christmas cards, and make sure they say Merry Christmas on them! Not knowing whether or not the envelopes contain donations, they will be bogged down opening Christmas cards if enough people get involved. It's worth a 39 cent stamp.

 
At 9:57 AM, Blogger nanc said...

honestly, as a christian - i can say i'm tired of all the hype associated with this most sacred of christian holidays.

if christians would get back to the true meaning of this day - we could send a real message because we wouldn't be out spending willy-nilly - how many people celebrate this day by just having presents, trees, lights, cheer and have no idea whatsoever it means?

what we really ought to be doing is starting a drive to remove it from our 12 paid holidays a year and see just how many secularists start squawking about losing a holiday! get rid of the holiday altogether. get rid of the two weeks off at the end of the year. get rid of the the tinsel and hype.

we need to take it back and that's the only way we'll keep it sacred.

don't get me started on easter...at least that pagan holiday falls on a sunday - a regular day off for most people.

scrooge? no - i love my Lord and Savior, Yeshua, with all my heart, mind and soul - he deserves better, much better.

 
At 10:08 AM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Agreed Nanc, too many enjoy the End of the Year celebration. Give us back our Holy Day. Anyway, Christ's Birth happened in another time of the year, more likely the Feast of Tabernacles!
And I celebrate Resurrection Sunday, not Ishtar's(a fertility goddess for crying out loud) day!

tmw

 
At 2:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am one of the six percent who does not celebrate Christmas. I have never objected to the celebration of the holidays. I am fairly certain most religious Jews like MZ are hapier if you celebrate your own holidays.

Most of this is fed by militant Marxist Atheists.

 
At 4:05 PM, Blogger Freedomnow said...

AC,

Can you please refer to the holiday as XMas? The use of of the word Christ is very offensive.

Compare the Nativity scene to the teacher who had her students convert to Islam as a role play game. They had to memorize portions of the Koran and live as Muslims.

You wont see the Anti Christian Litigation Union complain about that...

 
At 6:09 PM, Blogger Steve Harkonnen said...

What offends me is my company's "holiday season" greeting when we're closed. We no longer say "have a safe and happy Christmas." no. It's now "have a safe and happy holiday season."

 
At 5:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have a wide mixture of Christians, Jews, Muslims, Athiests, and one Bhuddist (sp?) where I work. Funny thing is, NONE of them are offended (or so they tell me) by the words "Christ" and "Christmas". None of them profess an offence to having seen a Nativity scene.

Either I work with some very tolerant folks or the ACLU is grossly overreacting to percieved insults. I'm betting on the later.

 
At 8:53 AM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

lawman I am sure it's the latter.


nanc I tend to agree with you..let's make it our (Christian) holiday again

 
At 4:32 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

AOW: I'm with you! Any sane person would be pleased to hear it, regardless of 'affiliation.' Those who are offended are obviously moonbats. I say that whatever you affiliation is the greeting you should give. Others should take it at face value.

"In New York City, the public schools has banned the manger display but did allow the menorah for Hanukkah and The Star and Crescent Flag for Ramadan."

I cannot fathom how that is NOT discrimination!

 
At 5:30 PM, Blogger American Crusader said...

I don't understand why anyone would be offended.
I certainly do not get offended by non-Christian holidays

 
At 5:32 PM, Blogger American Crusader said...

I'm glad I don't see X-Mas anymore. I think most retailers must have gotten the message.

 
At 6:07 AM, Blogger Steve Harkonnen said...

Well, there's always the campaign/protest approach. If you see any "season' greetings" or anything other than Merry Christmas signs, just rip them down.

 
At 1:27 PM, Blogger nanc said...

elbro's birthday today!

 
At 2:13 PM, Blogger FreeCyprus said...

AC, that's what I was going to say...I'm never offended by non-Christian holidays. In fact, I enjoy learning aobut them and about teaching others about them. I'm never threatened by them in any way.

Well, at least what's happening at Wal-Mart, Macy’s, Target, Sears, Kohl’s and the TJX Companies is promising and makin me smile.

 
At 6:41 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

Angel brings up a good point..in most cases where they say "non-Christians" who might get offended, they are really talking about Muslims. What other group is so easily offended?

Other than the ACLU that is...

 

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