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  • 6 times the PC police tried to steal Christmas this year

    12/25/2016 3:21:36 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 24 Dec, 2016 | Nate Madden
    We are in the heart of Christmas season, so that means it’s time for the tolerance Grinches to come out of their closets once again. And, despite its dumpster fire excesses, it is only fitting that the year 2016 close with the memory of these recent incidents and examples of America’s perennial War on Christmas. 1. No to “religious-themed” displays of Santa deity An Oregon school district instructed staff to sacrifice Christmas symbols at the altar of “diversity.” According to a memo sent by the Hillsboro School District, school staff could still decorate their offices, but were asked to “be...
  • Enviros Wage War On Christmas Lights

    12/25/2016 1:55:39 PM PST · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 25,2016 | Andrew Follett
    Environmentalists are really worried that your home's Christmas lights will ruin the planet. They worry that both the manufacturing processes of the lights and the electricity needed to power them will generate lots of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. They worry that the lights are manufactured in China and thus the amount of CO2 emissions generated during their construction is effectively unknowable. [Snip] Christmas lights aren't the only pressing issue troubling the minds of environmentalists this holiday season. The left-leaning news website Huffington Post encouraged readers to consider the environmental impact of Christmas trees in an article this month comparing the...
  • Liberal Atheists Wage War on Christmas for being “too Christian”

    12/23/2016 12:32:37 PM PST · by fwdude · 20 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | December 23, 2016 | Pamela Adams
    Every year small towns across America are targeted because of their nativity scenes. This year is no exception. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) recently zeroed in on the small village of St. Bernard, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. The Madison, Wisconsin-based organization threatened the town with a lawsuit if they do not remove the nativity scene. However, it is actually part of a larger exhibit that includes secular symbols of the season. According to the FFRF’s attorney, Sam Grover, the display “conveys a preference for religion over non-religion and for Christianity above all other faiths.” In essence, they argue...
  • Christmas banned from being mentioned on menu over fears it would offend Muslims

    12/22/2016 7:32:52 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 37 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | Dec 22, 2016 | JON ROGERS
    CHRISTMAS treats have been taken off a menu and replaced with 'winter delicacies' over fears the phrase would offend Muslims. A function held at the Austrian embassy in Germany still served traditional festive fare such as Lebkuchen but rebranded them as 'winter delicacies'. The event was a presentation by the Chairman of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany, Aiman Mazyek, who has written the book What Do Muslims Do at Christmas?: Islamic Faith in Everyday Life in Germany. The invitation to guests, from ambassador Nikolaus Marschik, was described as a “cosy get-together with winter delicacies.” A reporter attending the...
  • IS OBAMA ANTI-CHRISTMAS?

    12/22/2016 4:07:07 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 31 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 12/22/2016 | Bill Donohue
    “I’ve had to live through controversies like the notion that I was trying to kill Christmas. Right? Well, where’d that come from? Well, I bet, you know, well, he said Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas. So, that, you know, that must be evidence of him either not being a Christian or not caring about Christmas. It—it sounds funny now, but you’ll have entire debates in conservative circles around that.” Bill Donohue comments as follows: Well, you know, there is evidence of Obama not caring about Christmas, and it didn’t emanate from conservative circles. Here it is. The cover story...
  • Nativity scene is 'banned' in case it offends one of the FOUR Muslims living in a Belgian town

    12/21/2016 12:34:25 AM PST · by kevcol · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 20, 2016 | David Burke
    A traditional nativity scene will not be put up in a Belgian town this year, amid claims it was scrapped in order to avoid offending Muslims. A former leader in Holsbeek, about 20 miles outside Brussels - claims there will be no manger to mark the festival because it would be 'too provocative'. . . . The decision not to put a nativity scene up was supported by the ruling coalition of the Christian-Democrats and the Green Party. But the Flemish-nationalist N-VA party called for locals to attend the town’s next assembly meeting - and to each bring a nativity...
  • Christians Slam Blasphemous Ornaments Featuring Two Gay Josephs

    12/21/2016 4:27:34 AM PST · by blackbetty59 · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 19, 2016 | Amber Randall
    A Christian group slammed Christmas ornaments that featured gay Josephs as a “blasphemous” attack in a statement Monday. Artist Mark Thaler found himself under a wave of fury after he designed ornaments that featured same-sex parents looking over baby Jesus for his company, reports the Daily Mail.
  • Where Have All the Christmas Decorations Gone? A Meditation on Joyless Secularism

    12/20/2016 8:05:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    Where I live (near Los Angeles) you can drive for blocks without seeing a single home with Christmas lights, let alone a manger scene or some other religious decoration. And you can drive miles and see fewer than a dozen. I grew up in Brooklyn, New York, in an area where most residents were either Italian or Jewish. So many homes had Christmas decorations that you could almost be sure that if the home wasn't decorated, a Jewish family lived in it. And while I was -- and remain -- a committed Jew, I loved -- and still love --...
  • VIDEO: UVA students sign petition to ban Christmas

    12/19/2016 9:20:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 18, 2016 | Amber Athey and Cabot Phillips
    In this season’s most anticipated holiday spin-off, Campus Reform visits the University of Virginia dressed as “The Hipsters Who Stole Christmas.” With schools across the country outright banning even such innocuous Christmas decorations as evergreen trees and images of Santa because they could be interpreted as being “non-inclusive,” Campus Reform wanted to find out what students think of the idea.
  • School's 'Christmas Carol' Play Dropped After Parents Object to Tiny Tim

    12/19/2016 9:24:35 AM PST · by kevcol · 55 replies
    Fox News insider ^ | December 18, 2016
    Two parents at a Pennsylvania elementary school reportedly objected to a famous line in Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol', leading the principal to cancel its Christmas play. . . . Tom Kramer, the principal of the school, said in a statement that the school's decision is "rooted in the desire to be respectful of the many cultural and religious backgrounds represented by the students."
  • Christian campaign group slam a gay tree ornament showing a nativity scene with two Josephs

    12/19/2016 7:31:42 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec. 19, 2016 | Natasha Rigler
    A gay Christmas decoration showing a nativity scene with two Josephs has been slammed by outraged Christians. The colourful hanging tree ornaments – on sale for Ł13 - also have a lesbian version with two Virgin Marys sitting beside a baby Jesus Christ, who is lying in a manger. Campaign group Christian Concern has branded the decorations created by a California-based designer a 'blasphemous attempt to rewrite the Christmas story'. Chief executive Andrea Williams said: 'These decorations are a desperate and ridiculous attempt to pretend that homosexual relationships are pure and holy. 'They blasphemously portray the Lord Jesus being parented...
  • War on Christmas: Atheists Threaten to Sue Ohio Town for Nativity Scene

    12/19/2016 5:13:01 AM PST · by detective · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Dec 2016 | Ken Klukowski
    Militant atheists at the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) are threatening to sue St. Bernard, Ohio, over the city’s Nativity scene — a Christmas display depicting the scene of Jesus’s birth in Bethlehem in the Holy Land. If FFRF follows through and files in federal court, that case could result in a historic restoration of religious liberty nationwide. St. Bernard is a suburb of Cincinnati. For many years, the city has displayed a crčche — i.e., a Nativity scene — during the Christmas season. It is accompanied by non-biblical seasonal holiday displays as well, making this outdoor crčche similar to the...
  • Holiday Display Has Waconia Neighbors At Odds (Christmas hate)

    11/30/2016 9:13:09 AM PST · by Paleo Pete · 18 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | November 29, 2016 | Jeff Wagner
    WACONIA, Minn. (WCCO) — What some might consider a home covered in an extreme amount of Christmas decorations is more like a lit-up landmark for neighbor Kari Cedersund. “Every time I try and describe to someone where I live, they would go, ‘Oh, you live across from the Christmas House,'” Kari said. It is a name that has lost its luster this season. “Seeing these lights dark for the first time since we’ve moved here is really hard,” said Bob Zajac, owner of the now dim Christmas House. “My kids are disappointed and our community is disappointed and I struggle...
  • Army Band Not Allowed To Play Holiday Music At Christmas Show By Fox News Because Event Is Religious

    11/19/2016 11:13:53 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/18/16 | KALHAN ROSENBLATT
    Todd Starnes penned an article for Fox News saying he asked an Army band to play as a part of his annual Fox Radio Christmas showStarnes said he asked U.S. Army’s Six-String Soldiers to perform at eventThe band turned him down because the show is a 'religious event' Starnes said the Army should be able to play his show regardless of religious affiliation and blamed the Obama administration Others said they believe a Trump presidency will be less politically correct  A Fox News Corner of the World host has expressed outrage after an Army band said it would be unable to play at his Fox Radio...
  • UPDATE!!!! No Christian Music or Christmas Carols in Shopping Mall

    10/27/2016 8:26:41 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 39 replies
    UPDATE!! Please read! The University Town Center Mall has just released the following statement: "The materials created and distributed by a third party company relating to the hiring of performance groups for UTC were not reviewed by UTC staff in advance of distribution. These materials do not in any way represent an existing center policy or viewpoint. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused within the Sarasota community." . . . .
  • The War On Christmas Is A War On America

    12/22/2015 4:28:52 AM PST · by massmike · 16 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 12/22/2015 | Don Feder
    The cover of the December 1970 issue of the National Lampoon showed a Chinese fighter pilot shooting down Santa's sleigh. As St. Nick tumbles from the sky, the pilot growls: "Eat Death, bloated lackey of the capitalist toy mongers!" In 1970, the war on Christmas was just a gleam in the eye of an ACLU lawyer. Today, it's everywhere. 'Tis the season to pretend there's no reason for the season – that Ramadan, Kwanza and Diwali are just as important to the American people as mistletoe and holly. The Wittensville, Kentucky school district announced that, based on a single complaint,...
  • Angry single men stage anti-Christmas rally in Tokyo

    12/19/2015 2:15:25 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 33 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | December 19, 2015
    Tokyo (AFP) - Anti-Christmas protesters calling themselves "Losers with Women" marched through Tokyo's streets Saturday, bashing the upcoming holiday as a capitalist ploy that also discriminates against singletons. The group of about 20 -- part of the Communist-inspired group that routinely protests Western holidays -- marched under angry banners that read "Smash Christmas!" in Tokyo's Shibuya district, where couples and families strolled for holiday shopping. The scrooges -- mostly single men -- said they were against capitalism and were opposed to the commercialisation of Christmas. "In this world, money is extracted from people in love, and happy people support capitalism,"...
  • Will Google Notice It's Christmas?

    12/16/2015 9:28:24 AM PST · by Mr. K · 35 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 12/16/2015 | Mr.K
    IT is 10 days until christmas. Will Google notice and have a special Christmas logo? Or a non-denominational "Happy Holiday" OR will they do what they did on Easter instead of honoring the day of the Resurrection of Christ they used someone more important - Cesar Chavez?
  • WashPost Enjoys Attempts To Ridicule and Rewrite Christianity

    12/13/2015 4:53:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 13, 2015 | Tim Graham
    During the Christmas season, one might think the newspapers would refrain from trashing Christianity. In reality, the opposite happens. On Sunday, Washington Post book editor Ron Charles celebrated the liberal fun zone “between blasphemy and hilarity.” The oxymoronic headline was “DIY for the (irreverently) devout.”
  • Ole Miss renames Christmas event because it 'connoted too much Christianity'

    12/09/2015 1:10:58 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 66 replies
    AL.com ^ | 12/9/15 | Alex McDaniel
    Ole Miss is attracting attention for renaming its annual holiday celebration to make the event more inclusive for members of the university community. "A Grand Ole Christmas," the university's annual campus tree-lighting ceremony, will now be known as "Hotty Toddy Holidays," according to Kay P Maye, who handles special events for the Student Activities Association
  • Roselle Park councilwoman quits over 'Christmas' tree lighting

    12/05/2015 9:42:03 AM PST · by lowbridge · 74 replies
    nj.com ^ | december 4, 2015 | tom haydon
    It came down to the addition of a single word for the a tree lighting ceremony, but that word carried enough significance for borough Councilwoman Charlene Storey to resign. Minutes after the council voted 4-2 Thursday night to change the name of the ceremony from A Tree Lighting to A Christmas Tree Lighting, the councilwoman-at-large, left the meeting. She later submitted her letter of resignation with the municipal clerk's office. "I cannot in good conscience continue to be part of a council that is exclusionary or to work with a Mayor who is such," Storey said in her letter. When...
  • After 33 years, ‘Christmas in Washington’ has been canceled

    11/30/2015 5:49:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/30/15 | Helena Andrews-Dyer
    After more than three decades and five administrations, “Christmas in Washington,” the celebrity-packed holiday special attended by the first family, won’t be returning for its 34th holiday season. No, the Grinch didn’t have anything to do with it — at least we don’t think he did. After last year’s show, hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, TNT announced that it would no longer broadcast the Christmas special, ending a 15-year partnership with veteran producer George Stevens Jr. and his son, Michael. The Stevenses, who had just been ousted as the producers of the Kennedy Center Honors gala, said they were...
  • There’s a War on Christmas and Christmas is Losing

    11/29/2015 11:55:56 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 30 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | November 29, 2015 | JP
    Today is the first day of Advent, which marks the start of the pre-Christmas season. It is observed by many, if not most, of the Catholic faithful. And it is in popularity among Protestants, particularly those of us who count ourselves evangelical Christians. Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. During that four-week period, the Christian faithful prepare for the commemoration of the birth of Christ. Satan hates Advent. That’s because he wants to take the “Christ” out of Christmas. He doesn’t want Christmas to be a Godly “holy-day.” Rather, his aim is to reduce the...
  • VA Bans Christmas Trees as Holiday Decorations in Public Areas

    11/20/2015 12:58:29 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 60 replies
    wspa.com ^ | November 20, 2015
    SALEM (WSLS 10) – Christmas trees will not be allowed at the Salem VA Medical Center this holiday season in public areas. “Displays must not promote any religion. Please note that trees (regardless of the types of ornaments used) have been deemed to promote the Christian religion and will not be permitted in any public areas this year,” reads an email sent to employees. “Employees are permitted to engage in private religious expression in their personal work areas that are not regularly open to the public. Religious expression will be permitted as long as it does not interfere with carrying...
  • My Town is in a fight over Nativity Scene

    11/10/2015 11:24:14 AM PST · by Thorliveshere · 56 replies
    Vanity | 11-10-2015 | Me
    My town is going to have a council vote on removing a nativity scene from the central town park. It is only ONE GUY causing all this trouble, and virtually the whole town is against him. He's a trouble-making POS. I've been trying to get to each and every council member, none are giving me any clear answers. The mayor (who is usually a very staunch conservative) is also being cagey. Just wondering what others have experienced... have the rest of you had this in your town, how did your town council vote?
  • Why Some Christians Are Upset at Starbucks’ New Holiday Cups

    11/08/2015 12:40:59 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 54 replies
    Time ^ | November 11, 2015 | Justin Worland
    Some Christians have taken to social media channels to protest the new Starbucks holiday cup, which they say is conspicuously devoid of images of both Christmas and Jesus Christ himself. The new cup, which is shades of red with the Starbucks logo, showed up in stores late last month. "Starbucks REMOVED CHRISTMAS from their cups because they hate Jesus," wrote Joshua Feuerstein in a viral Facebook post with nearly 10 million views. In an accompanying video, Feuerstein encourages customers to give their name as "Merry Christmas" to force Starbucks employees to say the phrase. The movement had caught on by...
  • This mall sterilized Christmas so shoppers wouldn’t be offended

    11/08/2015 1:06:55 PM PST · by lowbridge · 43 replies
    nypost.com ^ | November 7, 2015 | Georgett Roberts and Kathianne Boniello
    A Long Island mall swapped Santa's sleigh for something resembling a spaceship and nixed the Christmas tree because it didn't want to "offend" anyone, irate shoppers told The Post. The Roosevelt Field Mall ditched its traditional holiday village and put Ol' Saint Nick inside a winter-themed "glacier" instead. But some say the white and blue display looks more like something out of "Star Trek" than "Twas the Night Before Christmas." "Santa comes along with a decorated tree; he doesn't come with a spaceship," Maria Lovdahl fumed. The Williston Park mother of two was shopping Thursday night when she spotted the...
  • Calls to ban children from sitting on Santa's lap

    12/07/2014 5:31:21 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    Traditional Santa photos may become a thing of the past with child protection activists calling for Santa's lap to be off limits to kids for shopping centre Christmas pictures. Bravehearts founder Hetty Johnston has supported the concerns of some worried parents who say that the era of sitting on Santa’s lap has got to come to a close with some kids feeling pressured and forced to participate in the Christmas custom. "The directive would be for children to stand beside, unless parents or children request to sit on his knee," she told the Courier Mail.
  • No “Merry Christmas” but “Ramadan Kareem” is cool

    07/02/2014 9:50:25 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 14 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | July 2 2014 | LTC Allen B. West
    It’s funny how we can’t say “Merry Christmas” in America but I guess “Ramadan Kareem” is cool. Read this official statement on Ramadan from B. Hussein Obama and make your own assessment, but I’m quite sure CAIR, ISNA, MAS, MPAC, and the many other Muslim Brotherhood-related organizations appreciate the shout out. After all, Obama administration Homeland Security Advisor Mohammed Elibiary has stated America is an “Islamic country” and our Constitution is “Islamically compliant.” I do find it hilarious that liberal progressives accuse me of (gasp) treason for challenging the policies of Obama – I guess they on the other hand...
  • Keeping Wounded Vets Safe From Christmas Cards

    12/31/2013 9:06:36 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 31 replies
    http://the-american-catholic.com ^ | December 30, 2013 | Donald R. McClarey
    From FNC (where there is also video): Boys and girls at Grace Academy in Prosper, Tex., spent most of last Friday making homemade Christmas cards for bedridden veterans at the VA hospital in Dallas. Fourth-grader Gracie Brown was especially proud of her card, hoping it would “make their day because their family might live far away, and they might not have somebody to celebrate Christmas with.” “I’d like them to know they’ve not been forgotten and somebody wanted to say thank you,” Gracie told Gracie’s card read, “Merry Christmas. Thank you for your service.” It also included an American flag....
  • Punk Rockers Knock Christmas

    12/20/2013 4:45:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    What's been called the "War on Christmas" is often a case of secular liberals wanting to engage in Christmas denial. In the name of not wanting to offend people of minority faiths (or no faith), they remove the C-word from department store catalogs and Christmas songs from public school concerts, leaving us with lame messages about snow. But there's another kind of Christmas denial: the kind that simply stomps on Christianity as ridiculous and kicks over the nativity set. Take the atheist punk band Bad Religion and its new record of Christmas songs they found "hilarious" to record. Co-founder Brett...
  • Satan defeated in Florida Capitol -- at least, on the Nativity scene

    12/19/2013 10:56:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 19, 2013 | Aaron Deslatte
    "...The state Department of Management Services has notified a Tallahassee-based group called The Satanic Temple that it won't be allowed to put up a religious-themed poster alongside other holiday displays, including a Nativity scene, and other secular displays that have been put up since the Christian-themed first display was approved in November.... ...The reaction to the nativity scene -- set up by the Florida Prayer Network on Dec. 3 -- drew national attention and barbs from Steve Colbert and Jon Stewart when South Florida political blogger Chaz Stevens responded by stacking up a 6-foot-tall "Festivus" pole made of Pabst Blue...
  • Google thinks today is "Holidays"

    12/25/2012 6:44:24 AM PST · by duckworth · 22 replies
    google ^ | 12-25-12 | duckworth
    Today is Christmas Day. Hanukkah ended nine days ago. New Years Day is seven days from now. Yet... for some explicable reason, Google thinks today is "Holidays." In their description of their Christmas day graphic, Google writes "Happy Holidays from Google." Well thanks, Google that's very nice of you. Very inclusive.
  • "Parson Brown," "married" deleted from "Winter Wonderland" song

    12/22/2012 7:09:10 AM PST · by pabianice · 57 replies
    Fox Saturday Morning | 12/23/12
    Was listening to Fox in the background. A local NYC kids' choir just sang "Winter Wonderland." You know, "In the meadow we will build a snow man, we'll pretend that he is Parson Brown, he'll say 'are you married?' we'll say, 'no, man', but you can do the job when you're in town..." Except, the new words are, "we'll pretend that he's a circus clown..." and subsequent lyrics delete all reference to religion. I find this repellant and just one more move toward making any reference to religion unacceptable. As a Jew I'm not up on Christmas songs, but is...
  • School Replaces Holiday Concert With Anti-bullying Speech

    12/14/2012 8:29:16 AM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | 12.14.2012 | Michael Berry
    Residents in Mansfield, Mass. are crying “bah humbug” after the local elementary school cancelled its annual holiday concert and replaced it with a program on anti-bullying. The holiday production at Jordan-Jackson Elementary School has been a long-time tradition in the community. But last year’s performance drew complaints from some parents who objected to the religious nature of the show. Read more: http://www.ktrh.com/pages/michaelberry.html?article=10641237#ixzz2F2neSSAX
  • Gov. Lincoln Chafee: It’s Not “Tradition” to Call It a Christmas Tree

    12/06/2012 1:31:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 5, 2012 | Jon Street
    Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I-R.I.) told CNSNews.com on Wednesday that his administration calls the decorated evergreen tree erected in the Rhode Island State House in December a “holiday tree”—rather than a “Christmas tree”—because that is what the tree is traditionally called. … But Rhode Island State Rep. Doreen Costa, who has called Chafee “Governor Grinch,” told CNSNews.com that she doesn’t remember Chafee’s predecessor, Gov. (Donald) Carcieri, calling it a “holiday tree”—nor does she recall Carcieri’s predecessor, Gov. (Lincoln) Almond, calling the tree a “holiday tree.” … But Carcieri also referred to it as a “Christmas tree,” she said. … “Governor Chafee,...
  • How The Soviets Eliminated Christmas - And, America Is Right On Track Doing The Same

    12/06/2012 8:58:12 AM PST · by joeclarke · 23 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 12/06/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    The carton below is from Soviet Communist Russian times. You can see how the capitalist system is depicted as slavery - the opposite of how communism works, IE., free money, multiplied and returned to the worker - in the right frame. Tell me Obama does not think differently. And, as many Americans kill off Christmas as the celebration of the birth of Jesus, so the Soviets replaced Saint Nick with "Father Frost" - a man who gives out presents because he is a generous communist. From Wikipedia Ded Moroz "Following the Russian Revolution, Christmas traditions were actively discouraged because they...
  • The Real Root of Atheists' Anti-Christmas Rage

    12/02/2012 3:18:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2012 | Doug Giles
    Why do some atheists embarrass themselves year after year trying to eradicate Christmas from American culture? Why do they make themselves societal hemorrhoids during this hallowed season? Is it because they are crusaders for equality, secularism’s saviors and humanism’s heroes? I’m sure that’s what they tell themselves when they’re pouting on their couches all alone on Christmas Eve after every single one of their friends has dumped them for being a rabid jackass. I believe, however—and I could be wrong—that the reason some rage against the machine is that they hate God and love their sin, and bringing up Jesus...
  • Atheist Action Halts Calif. Nativity Display; Churches Go to Court

    11/20/2012 1:07:17 AM PST · by islamisasataniclie · 11 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | November 19, 2012 | Anugrah Kumar
    Churches are going to federal court to reclaim their freedom of speech after the city of Santa Monica, Calif., decided to end a nearly 60-year tradition of having Christian displays of the nativity in a public park due to an uproar caused by atheists' anti-God signs. Behind the trouble in Santa Monica is a member of the American Atheists, Damon Vix, who applied for and was granted a booth in Palisades Park alongside the nativity display three years ago. He erected a sign quoting Thomas Jefferson: "Religions are all alike -- founded on fables and mythologies." Another sign read, "Happy...
  • AFA publishes annual "naughty/nice" list--companies hostile to Christmas

    11/19/2012 11:08:47 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 120 replies
    Dear Friend, As the Christmas shopping season begins full swing, AFA has prepared its annual "Naughty or Nice" retailer list. We have taken the top 100 national retailers and reviewed their websites, media advertising and in-store signage in an effort to help you know which companies are Christmas-friendly. Over the past seven years, your AFA has stood firm in the "War on Christmas." Companies who used to refuse to acknowledge Christmas now have Christmas "shops" inside their stores. Many of them now liberally use "Christmas" in their advertising and in-store signage. Sadly, there are still some companies which refuse to...
  • Travis AFB asked to move menorah, nativity

    12/15/2011 6:45:21 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 15, 2011 | Ellen Huet
    A holiday display at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield might inspire a seasonal spirit in some viewers, but it's stirring up less-than-jolly resentment in others. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation, a national group, has written to the base, arguing that the display's inclusion of a large menorah and nativity scene implies an endorsement of some religions. The display also includes other items, including reindeer, Christmas trees and airplanes.
  • Rhode Island governor gets rid of capitol 'Christmas' tree

    12/01/2011 6:37:50 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 38 replies
    A battle is brewing in Rhode Island and you can weigh in with other Americans to stop this War on Christmas! November 30, 2011 Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee does not like a Christmas tree being called a Christmas tree. So he is changing it. According to FoxNews, Gov. Chafee has said the Christmas tree in the State House Rotunda in Providence, as of this year, will be called a "holiday" tree.
  • AFA announced their "naughty or nice" list, retailers that support or oppose Christmas

    11/30/2011 7:25:07 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 31 replies · 1+ views
    As the Christmas shopping season begins full swing, AFA and OneMillionMoms.com has prepared its annual "Naughty or Nice" retailer list. We have taken the top 100 national retailers and reviewed their websites, media advertising and in-store signage in an effort to help you know which companies are Christmas-friendly. Over the past five years, your AFA/OMM has stood firm in the "War on Christmas." Companies who once refused to acknowledge Christmas now have Christmas "shops" inside their stores. Many of them now liberally use "Christmas" in their advertising and in-store signage. Sadly, there are still some companies which refuse to use...
  • Federal Regulators Wage War on Christmas

    12/27/2010 3:26:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2010 | Ken Klukowski
    It's worth noting not only that the War on Christmas has continued, but now federal regulators have joined the wrong side. Christians should get far more aggressive in fighting back, because the Constitution is on their side. Various outlets have reported throughout December that regulators from the Federal Reserve told privately-owned banks that they can’t have Christmas displays. It’s illegal for government agents to do that. The Federal Reserve is a public-private hybrid. In one sense, it’s a private bank with money reserves, and also serves as a clearing house for checks and wire transfers from other banks. In another...
  • High school punishes kids for wearing Christmas sweaters (Bah! Humbug!)

    12/21/2010 7:32:20 AM PST · by Red Badger · 71 replies · 2+ views
    guyism.com ^ | 12-20-2010 | Staff
    I think the ironic celebration of the holidays in the form of gaudy Christmas sweaters is kind of lame. But one Virginia high school’s punishment of a group that called themselves the “Christmas Sweater Club” just seems ridiculous, even by oversensitive public school standards. Ten students at Battlefield High School in Manassas, Virginia faced detention and other punishment as a result of their involvement in the Christmas Sweater Club. One of the students involved told WUSA that the school said they were “maliciously wounding other kids.” The Club believes that the accusation stems from them throwing candy canes to other...
  • “Merry __________mas”

    12/27/2010 6:15:39 AM PST · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    New American ^ | December 24, 2010 | Dan Fisher
    This December, on courthouse lawns and other public places across America, you’ll see decorative lights, Santa and his reindeer, snowmen, “holiday trees,” and maybe even an angel or two. The only guest who’ll probably be missing from this birthday party is the guest of honor himself. Oddly, there’s even room for elves, tin soldiers, candy canes, and sugarplums — just no room for Christ. The lunacy of celebrating a holiday called Christmas that commemorates the birth of Christ without recognizing Christ could only happen in the philosophically inconsistent but politically correct America. Think of it: You can openly celebrate Christmas...
  • Scrapping School Religious Holidays Solves Nothing

    12/25/2010 8:28:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 25, 2010 | Brad O'Leary
    In a recent column for USA Today, Boston University religion professor Stephen Prothero argues that public schools should do away with giving students’ days off for religious holidays because honoring Christian holidays in this manner is unfair to other religions. “As I read the First Amendment,” writes Prothero, “using taxpayer dollars to prop up Christianity and Judaism at the expense of Hinduism is unconstitutional, whether the number of parents who won’t send their children to school on [the Hindu festival of] Diwali totals 80 or 800.” Prothero suggests that those who agree with him should clamor to have every religious...
  • Muslim Immigrants Get Santa Cancelled in Minnesota

    12/20/2010 11:01:28 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 179 replies · 6+ views
    Getway Pundit ^ | 12/20/10 | Jim Hoft
    (CathNews) Santa will not be visiting students in St. Peter, Minnesota this year. Muslim immigrants got him cancelled. The MinnPost reported, via Pat Dollard: Santa Claus, as portrayed by Dennis Jackson, won’t be visiting students at the Head Start classes in St. Peter this year. Jackson has made appearances the past four years at the classes for students who need help preparing for school, but this year officials said, “No, no, no.” The reason: The classes have many immigrant children who don’t celebrate Christmas, says the Mankato Free Press. Santa’s a little frosted, the paper says. It kind of burnt...
  • Nina Totenberg: ‘I Was At – Forgive the Expression – a Christmas Party...’

    12/20/2010 9:07:07 AM PST · by Carpe Cerevisi · 60 replies
    Newsbuster ^ | December 20, 2010 | Brent Baker
    “I was at – forgive the expression – a Christmas party,” NPR reporter Nina Totenberg interjected on Inside Washington in the weekend’s oddest cautionary separation from a common description for a common event, seemingly embarrassed to invoke any religious terminology for Christmas. She didn’t say what she’d prefer for parties this time of the year to be named. “Winter solstice party”? Just plain old “holiday party”? Or a “seasonal gathering”?
  • Feds Force Okla. Bank To Remove Crosses, Bible Verse

    12/17/2010 10:27:15 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 25 replies
    Koko ^ | 12/17/2010 | Koko
    Federal Examiners Say Religious Decoration Inappropriate Federal Reserve examiners come every four years to make sure banks are complying with a long list of regulations. The examiners came to Perkins last week. And the team from Kansas City deemed a Bible verse of the day, crosses on the teller’s counter and buttons that say "Merry Christmas, God With Us." were inappropriate. The Bible verse of the day on the bank's Internet site also had to be taken down. “I don’t think there should be a problem with them displaying whatever religious symbols they want to display,” said Amy Weierman, a...