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  • Red Cross Demands Branches Remove Crucifixes To Be More Secular

    12/05/2017 5:30:20 AM PST · by blam · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-5-2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    Volunteers have criticised the Red Cross charity after receiving a communication telling them to remove crucifixes from the walls of their branches as the organisation looks to become more secular. The Belgian branches of the international aid organisation received an email from the Provincial Committee of the Red Cross in Liège to remove all crucifixes. André Rouffart, president of the Red Cross in Verviers, said: “We were asked to respect the principles of the Red Cross”, and not to distinguish between race or religious belief 7sur7 reports. Mr. Rouffart said there had been pushback from volunteers and other members on...
  • Bah Humbug! Belk Bans Salvation Army Bell Ringers

    12/04/2017 9:16:50 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 04, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Belk has given Salvation Army bell-ringers and their iconic red kettles the heave-ho — just in time for the Christmas season.. The national department store chain will no longer allow Salvation Army volunteers to man kettles outside their stores — a move that is expected to result in a $1 million drop in donations. “It’s a huge impact for us,” Salvation Army Lt. Rob Dolby told the Todd Starnes Show. “Those funds go to operate Christmas programs serving tens of thousands of kids.” Dolby works with the Salvation Army in Anderson, South Carolina. He said the money dropped into those...
  • Be Warned, Folks: The Gaytivity Scene

    11/28/2017 5:27:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 28, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: By the way, I’m told Twitter is blowing up. I’ll tell you, folks, some of this stuff, I’m just getting sick of it. There is apparently a children’s book depicting a gay Santa in a biracial marriage, and now a gay nativity scene is being popularized called gaytivity, two Josephs kneeling over the baby Jesus. And there’s an article in a feminist publication called Refinery 29, describing the scene. “What if it wasn’t Mary and Joesph who met their child that night, but instead Murray and Joseph? Or Marty and Joseph?” Because, after all, they say, Jesus had two...
  • CNN planning to boycott White House Christmas party

    11/28/2017 4:33:10 PM PST · by jazusamo · 135 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 28, 2017 | Brett Samuels
    CNN will boycott this week’s White House Christmas party amid ongoing tensions between President Trump and the network, a CNN spokesperson told Politico on Tuesday. “In light of the President’s continued attacks on freedom of the press and CNN, we do not feel it is appropriate to celebrate with him as invited guests. We will send a White House reporting team to the event and report on it if news warrants,” the spokesperson said. A CNN spokesperson did not immediately respond to The Hill's request for comment. The White House Christmas party is held annually, and is typically a casual...
  • Beginning of the Islamization of Christmas? [tr]

    11/28/2017 3:53:58 PM PST · by SaveMySweden · 21 replies
    CBN ^ | 11/29/2017 | cbn.com    
    <p>An elementary school in the city of Skien, Norway has announced its Christmas festivities this year will include not only the usual reading of verses from the Bible by students but also two verses from the Koran.</p>
  • White House "MAKE CHRISTMAS GREAT AGAIN"

    11/18/2017 3:59:16 PM PST · by hapnHal · 14 replies
    18 Nov 17 | hapnHal
    Trump Christmas White House Christmas is Back at White House! No More Mao Ornaments, ‘Christmas Tree’ Goes Up on Monday Obama Christmas White House The viral message claims the Obama's will have "holiday trees" instead of Christmas trees in the White House, and religious-themed ornaments are forbidden.
  • Christmas Music Can Harm Your Mental Health, Psychologist Says

    11/08/2017 1:40:48 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 93 replies
    Christmas Music Can Harm Your Mental Health, Psychologist Says November 8, 2017 2:45 PM CBS Local — Are you one of those people that can’t stand hearing Christmas songs months before the holiday actually arrives? Does hearing festive carols weeks before Thanksgiving only make you upset that you haven’t eaten your turkey yet? A psychologist in Great Britain says your reactions don’t make you a Grinch because too much Christmas music is actually bad for your mental health. Clinical psychologist Linda Blair claims the constant barrage of Christmas tunes too early in the season forces people to remember all the...
  • Trump brings up the war on Christmas — in July

    07/04/2017 9:27:17 AM PDT · by Coleus · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07.02.17 | Amy B Wang
    The war on Christmas came early this year.That is, according to President Trump, who devoted a large portion of his speech at a Celebrate Freedom event at the Kennedy Center on Saturday to railing against those who might try to shy away from overt references to Christianity in American discourse.“Our religious liberty is enshrined in the very first amendment in the Bill of Rights. The American founders invoked our Creator four times in the Declaration of Independence,” Trump said. “Benjamin Franklin reminded his colleague at the Constitutional Convention to begin by bowing their heads in prayer. I remind you that...
  • 'Santa Claus doesn't exist,' conductor tells kids at Italian Frozen show

    01/01/2017 8:34:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 31 December 2016 11:58 CET+01:00
    Maybe, facing the combined power of Disney and Christmas, orchestra conductor Giacomo Loprieno should have just let it go. At the end of a musical adaptation of the children’s movie “Frozen,” Loprieno stood up after the last notes had died away, with an urge to convey to his young audience an unpalatable truth. “Santa Claus doesn’t exist,” he said. Stunned parents who had taken their kids to the event in Rome on Thursday took to social media to express their fury, the press reported on Saturday. …
  • New York Times Trolls Christians

    12/29/2016 7:20:46 PM PST · by KyCats · 20 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 12/29/16 | Charles Hurt
    Was Muhammad really a prophet? Did he really pray with Jesus, Abraham and Moses, all of whom lived hundreds and hundreds of years before Muhammad was born? Did Muhammad really ascend into heaven from the Dome of the Rock at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, accompanied by the angel Gabriel? Perhaps the Old Gray Lady simply fears for her life and does not want her shiny glass louvered building off Times Square reduced to rubble. You remember — “Je suis Charlie” and all that? Perhaps The New York Times believes it is wrong to question the teachings of Islam, especially...
  • Christmas BANNED from being mentioned on menu over fears it would offend Muslims

    12/24/2016 7:28:15 AM PST · by kevcol · 25 replies
    Express-UK ^ | December 24, 2016 | Jon Rogers
    A function held at the Austrian embassy in Germany still served traditional festive fare such as Lebkuchen but rebranded them as 'winter delicacies'. . . . A reporter attending the event wanted to know exactly what the Austrians suddenly considered "winter delicacies" and asked the embassy for a clarification. The ambassador then admitted that the traditional Christmas foods had been rebranded out of respect for Islam.
  • ACLU Attacks Small Town Nativity Scene

    12/22/2016 3:04:23 PM PST · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 22, 2016 | John Binder
    Grant Parish District Attorney Jay Lemoine pushed back against the ACLU’s letter, telling KALB News “It seems these days it is typical for everyone to rush to want to be offended.” Lemoine said the courthouse already has a secular display, a Christmas tree, inside the building. “The offense would be if the religious symbols were taken out of Christmas,” Lemoine continued.
  • First picture of Berlin massacre suspect: Police hunt Tunisian, 21, after his ID is found (Tr. Ed.)

    12/21/2016 3:47:15 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 169 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12-21-2016 | Martin Robinson
    This is the Tunisian asylum seeker who has become Europe's most wanted terrorist after his ID was found under the seat in the lorry used to massacre 12 people at a Berlin Christmas market. Police today revealed they are hunting Anis Amri, 21, a refugee who came to Germany earlier this year. His paperwork was found in truck's footwell. He is probably armed, 'highly dangerous' and a member of a 'large' Islamic organisation and has weapons training abroad, security sources say. Despite an unfolding international manhunt the first pictures of him released in Germany
  • 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...
  • Abortion Activists Sing Sacrilegious Christmas Carols: “Hark! The Nasty Women Sing, Glory to the....

    12/20/2016 9:14:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Life News ^ | December 20, 2016 | Sarah Stiles
    FULL TITLE: Abortion Activists Sing Sacrilegious Christmas Carols: “Hark! The Nasty Women Sing, Glory to the Nuva Ring” WARNING: BARF ALERT On December 17, a crowd of women gathered on the snow-covered grounds of New York City’s Trump International Hotel. Dressed in red choir gowns, they pulled out songbooks and began to sing familiar Christmas tunes. However, upon closer inspection, listeners realized that the lyrics had been given a feminist twist. “Hark! The nasty women sing, glory to the Nuva ring! Joyful all erections rise, get an implant if you’re wise,” the “Nasty Women’s Choir” crooned. Then later: “You better...
  • Merkel says she'd be sickened if Berlin terror nut was refugee

    12/20/2016 4:37:04 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 57 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 12/20/2016 | Alex Hickson
    --snip-- Angela Merkel said it was a “difficult day” for Germany and that she was “shocked” by the horrific “terrorist attack”. She added that the crime with “be especially hard for us all to bear if it were confirmed that the person who committed this act was someone who sought protection and asylum.”
  • A Cartoon Character is Smarter than Christmas-Denier Atheists

    12/18/2016 2:35:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2016 | Joy Overbeck
    The secular war on Christmas recently trained its big guns on the door of the nurse’s office in a Texas middle school. Squarely in its sights was a homemade poster on the door, depicting lovable Linus quoting from the children’s classic A Charlie Brown Christmas: “For unto you is born this day in the City of David a savior which is Christ the Lord. . . That’s what Christmas is all about Charlie Brown.” Horrors! The Bible quoted in a public school where impressionable schoolchildren passing by would surely be exposed to the alarming idea that Christmas has something to...
  • HIJACKING CHRISTMAS TURNS UGLY

    11/28/2016 5:02:34 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 12 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 11/28/2016 | Bill Donohue
    Those who want a new twist on the traditional crèche can buy a 10-piece Hipster Nativity scene that features Joseph sporting a lumberjack beard taking a selfie; baby Jesus and a peace-flashing Mary, holding a Starbucks cup, are included. The three wise men show up on Segways holding Amazon boxes full of presents; there is also a cow draped in a sweater with a “100% Organic” seal on it. This depiction is more trendy than it is offensive. A gun-rights activist in Columbia, South Carolina has hijacked Christmas to make his case defending the Second Amendment. It is the work...
  • HIJACKING CHRISTMAS TURNS UGLY

    11/28/2016 1:34:36 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 29 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org/58078-2/ ^ | 11/28/2016 | Bill Donohue
    Those who want a new twist on the traditional crèche can buy a 10-piece Hipster Nativity scene that features Joseph sporting a lumberjack beard taking a selfie; baby Jesus and a peace-flashing Mary, holding a Starbucks cup, are included. The three wise men show up on Segways holding Amazon boxes full of presents; there is also a cow draped in a sweater with a “100% Organic” seal on it. A gun-rights activist in Columbia, South Carolina has hijacked Christmas to make his case defending the Second Amendment. It is the work of the Palmetto State Armory. Billboards are being displayed...
  • CENSORING AND NEUTERING CHRISTMAS

    12/01/2016 12:11:49 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 15 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 12/01/2016 | Bill Donohue
    Secularists are not necessarily anti-Christmas, but the radicals in their ranks are. At the top of the list is FFRF. Its tactics are twofold: If religious Christmas symbols and events cannot be banned, secular symbols and events must compete with them. Consider the following. For many years, the northern Michigan town of Menominee has displayed a nativity scene on public property. It was taken down this year after a complaint by FFRF. Chicago’s Daley Square has long been host to a life-size nativity scene, and in recent years that spot has been shared with a display by FFRF: it is...