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  • Some Classrooms Ditch Santa Decorations

    12/01/2016 7:19:14 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 23 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/1/2016
    A school district in Oregon is joining many others around the country in a controversial decision to refrain from using religious-themed decorations during the holidays, including images like Santa Claus. KATU reports Santa Claus decorations are no longer welcome in Hillsboro Schools, outside Portland. The district sent this memo to staff: "You may still decorate your door or office if you like, but we ask that you be respectful and sensitive to the diverse perspectives and beliefs of our community and refrain from using religious-themed decorations or images like Santa Claus."
  • (IN) Make it clear: Promises to leave live Nativity out of Concord Christmas Spectacular not enough

    11/08/2016 1:58:56 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies
    elkhart truth ^ | 11.01.16 | TIM VANDENACK
    SOUTH BEND The student and parents suing Concord schools over the annual Christmas Spectacular are still seeking a court order barring the school from reverting to older versions of the show that contain live Nativity scenes. In a filing last week in U.S. District Court in South Bend, the anonymous Concord Community Schools student and three parents suing the school district say school officials' promises to use mannequins instead of live actors to depict the Nativity aren't enough. A court filing in the case by the school district in early October says Concord Community Schools Superintendent John Trout and...
  • Im Not Ashamed producer considering suing Google for anti-Christian bias

    10/29/2016 7:59:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 23, 2016 | Tom Quimby
    Politicians in Washington arent going to care much right now about a movie depicting the short life of a Christian girl, according to film producer Chuck Howard. But thats not going to stop the Nashville resident from trying to motivate lawmakers to take on Google and dismantle what he says has become a biased media monopoly. ... faith-based film Im Not Ashamed, .. films trailer garnered over 5 million views before YouTube removed the channel nearly a year ago. The channel was recently reinstated after The Hollywood Reporter contacted YouTube about the incident. However, the channel was hit with a...
  • Montgomery Co. ed board strips religious holiday references from new calendar Read more:

    11/12/2014 3:31:02 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 14 replies
    wtop.com ^ | NOVEMBER 12, 2014 | No Attribution
    ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Montgomery County Public Schools will remove religious labels from school holidays, but members of the Islamic community say the adjustments to the school calendar do nothing to gain parity and a day off for the Muslim holiday of Eid.
  • Holidays names stricken from next years Montgomery schools calendar (to appease Muslims)

    11/12/2014 7:38:38 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 11, 2014 | Donna St. George
    Christmas and Easter have been stricken from next years school calendar in Montgomery County. So have Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah. Montgomerys Board of Education voted 7 to 1 Tuesday to eliminate references to all religious holidays on the published calendar for 2015-2016, a decision that followed a request from Muslim community leaders to give equal billing to the Muslim holy day of Eid al-Adha.
  • Starbucks Helps Lesbians Declare War on Christmas, Place Lillith The Goddess of Lesbianism...

    04/09/2016 5:21:55 AM PDT · by Mr Apple · 105 replies
    LiberalDarkness.com ^ | Nov 8, 2015 | Marion Uncmeier
    It is a well-known fact that the corporate world is powered by high-end coffees. With pithy corporate executives forced to work early morning hours to keep their companies competitive, they must find a good source of status-quot coffee to start their day and show they are in charge. Powerful liberals understand this fact and have thus encouraged young lesbians to start exciting careers in the barista industry. By working at local Starbucks nationwide, lesbians have...
  • St. Paul school kisses Valentine's Day, other 'dominant holidays,' goodbye

    01/28/2016 10:37:15 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 58 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 1/28/2016
    Valentine's Day is the first that will pass without notice at Bruce Vento Elementary. Celebrations of Valentine’s Day and the other “dominant holidays” are ending at one St. Paul elementary school, according to a letter from the principal addressed to families. Principal Scott Masini of Bruce Vento Elementary School, whose student body is overwhelmingly nonwhite, explained in the letter that “my personal feeling is we need to find a way to honor and engage in holidays that are inclusive of our student population.” With Valentine’s Day a little more than two weeks away, Masini noted, “I have come to the...
  • 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...
  • University: Your holiday party cannot be a Christmas party in disguise

    12/03/2015 2:57:27 PM PST · by DFG · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/03/2015 | Todd Starnes
    If you plan on having a Christmas party at the University of Tennessee be sure to leave the Baby Jesus and Santa Claus at home. The taxpayer-funded university’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion recently released an “unofficial” edict calling for the campus to host holiday parties that do not emphasize religion or culture. “Ensure your holiday party is not a Christmas party in disguise,” the organization warned in an online document titled, “Best Practices for Inclusive Holiday Celebrations in the Workplace.”
  • Obama’s VA Facility Bans ‘Merry Christmas’

    11/20/2015 8:58:07 PM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/20/15 | Ken Klutowski
    President Barack Obama’s Department of Veterans Affairs has banned employees at its facility in Salem, Virginia, from saying “Merry Christmas” to veterans.It started as a broader ban that included Christmas trees. Federal law recognizes Christmas as an official federal holiday (5 U.S.C. § 6103) and provides federal employees with a paid day off to celebrate the Christian belief in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ.Every year, a White House Christmas Tree and a Capitol Christmas Tree grace those two respective buildings in Washington D.C., and a National Christmas Tree is also officially lighted outdoors for the public to enjoy during that time...
  • In Case You Don't Believe There's a Government War on Christmas

    12/29/2015 5:49:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 12 replies
    charisma news ^ | 12.22.15 | Todd Starnes
    A manger and a banner reading "Merry Christmas" were removed from a public area of a VA hospital in Texas after someone complained about "overly religious and offensive" decorations. "They ruined our decorations,"Vietnam veteran Ethel Holloway told television station KENS."They threw them out." Holloway said she had been putting up decorations at the Audi Murphy VA Hospital for 33 years—without any problems. This year, her yuletide banner turned out to be problematic."They literally took pieces from the middle of a whole train set, because the middle said 'Merry Christmas,'" helper Grace Martinez told the television station. The South Texas Veterans...
  • There is a War on Christmas—In the History Books

    12/29/2015 5:41:12 PM PST · by Coleus · 22 replies
    A war on Christmas? Has nobody seen Arthur Christmas? The North Pole has stealth technology and fanatical commando elves—you screw with that at your own peril. But there was a time in America when celebrating Christmas was illegal. For 22 years in the 17th century, from 1659-1681, celebrating Christmas carried a hefty fine imposed by Puritans who viewed the holiday as a borrowing from pagan Roman celebrations. “Whosoever shall be found observing any such day as Christmas or the like, either by forbearing of labor, feasting, or any other way, upon any such account as aforesaid, every such person so...
  • The true story behind who put the ‘x’ in Xmas!

    12/29/2015 5:23:37 PM PST · by Coleus · 21 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Dec 23, 2015 | Ketakee Gondane
    Whether it's giving gifts or munching on candy canes, everyone loves Christmas traditions, but few people know how or where these customs came from. Find out the surprising, funny and even nothing-to-do with-Jesus roots of these common Christmas traditions. Why's it called Xmas? It's a short form we've all used on greeting cards when we didn't have enough space, but few people know why 'x' is a good substitute for 'Christ' in 'Christmas'. Turns out, the Greek letter 'chi' is written as 'x' and is the first letter of the word 'Christ' in Greek. While the use of the word...
  • Baby Jesus Statues Stolen From 5 NJ Churches

    12/29/2015 4:26:29 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies
    nbc ^ | 12.28.15
    Parishioners at several New Jersey churches are distraught about a string of creche crimes: the theft of baby Jesus statues.Statues of the infant have been taken from five churches since Christmas Eve, according to the Archdiocese of Newark. Parishioners at St. Clare Church in Clifton reacted with dismay Sunday after a baby Jesus statue was apparently stolen from the church's outdoors nativity scene overnight. The statue disappeared between 7 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday, according to Father Peter Galbik. The small figure had just been purchased this holiday seaso "We are deeply disturbed that some group or person stole...
  • Police: Baby Jesus Statues Reported Missing From 5 NJ Churches

    12/28/2015 7:39:56 AM PST · by traumer · 15 replies
    CLIFTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Police in New Jersey are searching for suspects who stole a baby Jesus statue from a church nativity scene. The statue disappeared from outside St. Clare’s church in Clifton sometime between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. on Saturday night into Sunday morning, CBS2 reported. The church said it has asked parishioners to post pictures of the nativity scene on social media to help police in the search. In Newark, a spokesman for Newark’s Archbishop John J. Myers confirmed there have been four other burglaries from local parishes, CBS2 reported. It is unclear whether these burglaries are...
  • King: Jesus depictions today further promote a white supremacist agenda

    To be clear, Christmas in the United States, despite the name, has very little to do with Jesus Christ and everything to do with consumerism and gift giving. However, side by side with Easter, it’s also the time when we are most likely to see depictions of Jesus used as tools of white supremacy. In Atlanta, I see them everywhere I go. Jesus as a blond-haired, blue-eyed baby and his blue-eyed supermodel mother are ubiquitous and done without even a slight hint of humor. It's preposterous. It would truly be no different from depicting Christopher Columbus as a dark-skinned African...
  • Biblical Birth Narratives Are Weird And Incredible. We Can Stop Sanitizing Them.

    12/24/2015 10:43:04 AM PST · by Steelfish · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 24, 2015 | W. David O. Taylor
    Biblical Birth Narratives Are Weird And Incredible. We Can Stop Sanitizing Them. By W. David O. Taylor W. David O. Taylor is assistant professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. December 24 Infertility, divorce, shame, mass murder, astrologers, injustice and doubt: these are a few of the topics that appear in the birth narratives of Matthew and Luke, but it is unlikely that they will feature in many of the sermons or pageants at our churches during this season of the year. One would scarcely know how bizarre these narratives are, in fact, by the activities of artists...
  • Jewish Leader: Christians Are 'Blood Sucking Vampires' Who Should Be Expelled From Israel

    12/23/2015 8:23:26 AM PST · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 33 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 12/22/15 | Sharon Pulwer
    Benzi Gopstein, leader of the extremist anti-assimilationist group Lehava, has called for the prevention of Christmas celebrations in Israel and the expulsion of Christians whom he compared to "vampires." "Christmas has no place in the Holy Land," he wrote, adding "Let us remove the vampires before they once again drink our blood." The Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism and the Coalition Against Racism have asked the deputy prosecutor for special functions, as well as the police unit in charge of cybercrime, to investigate. The movements wrote: "The article calls for the prevention of celebration of Christmas, the most...
  • Red Foley--Put Christ Back Into Christmas (1953)

    12/23/2015 4:45:07 PM PST · by Fiji Hill · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Published on November 2, 2015 | Okmusix Youtube
    Red Foley--Put Christ Back Into Christmas
  • NYPD denies report of 'credible threat' ahead of Christmas

    12/22/2015 7:21:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/22/2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    <p>The New York City Police Department is ramping up security around tourist hotspots, but denies a report claiming it received a "credible threat" against the city ahead of Christmas.</p> <p>Commissioner William Bratton held an emergency meeting with authorities Tuesday to urge police officers to remain vigilant during the busy holiday season, sources told PIX11 News.</p>
  • 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,...
  • Parents Question Choice To Sing ‘Allahu Akbar’ At Holiday Concert

    12/17/2015 1:38:34 PM PST · by Mariner · 122 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | December 17th, 2015 | By John Lauritsen
    BLAINE, Minn. (WCCO) — Some parents in the Anoka-Hennepin School District are questioning a choir teacher’s decision to use a song about Ramadan performed in Arabic at a holiday concert. At Thursday night’s concert at Blaine High School, one of the songs students will be singing includes Arabic words, including the phrase “Allahu Akbar,” which means “God is great.” Christian and Jewish songs will be performed as well, but the Ramadan song is getting all the attention. It started with a post on Facebook. A parent of a ninth-grade Blaine choir student posted the lyrics to the song the choir...
  • 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?
  • Jesus in America today: Spit upon, beaten, banned

    12/15/2015 6:10:38 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 49 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 14, 2015 | Mark Morford
    Here is Jesus H. Christ, walking around modern America, right now. Can you imagine him? Here is, in other words, a dark-skinned, bearded, unkempt Middle Eastern Jew, acting all kinds of suspicious, ranting on street corners and hanging around with prostitutes and fanatics, rejecting money, violence and the ruling class, seen by Muslims as the divine precursor to their prophet as he lures the innocent and the seditious into his lawless cult of pacifism and peace.
  • School principal bans Santa, Thanksgiving and Pledge of Allegiance

    12/13/2015 9:44:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 96 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 13, 2015 | Susan Edelman
    Santa Claus is banned. The Pledge of Allegiance is no longer recited. "Harvest festival" has replaced Thanksgiving, and "winter celebrations" substitute for Christmas parties. New principal Eujin Jaela Kim has given PS 169 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, a politically correct scrub-down, to the dismay of teachers and parents. "We definitely can't say Christmas, nothing with Christmas on it, nothing with Santa,"PTA president Mimi Ferrer said administrators told her. "No angels. We can't even have a star because it can represent a religious system, like the Star of David." Kim, 33, did not return a call or e-mail seeking comment.
  • This Christmas, Men Are Glitter-Bombing Their Beards

    12/07/2015 3:20:38 AM PST · by Daffynition · 40 replies
    Slate ^ | Kristin Hohenadel
    Beard baubles are so last year. This year, hirsute hipsters too cool for ugly Christmas sweaters have decided to pay tribute to the spirit of the holidays by glitter-bombing their beards.
  • Dead Suspect's Father: He's Muslim and 'Very Religious'

    12/03/2015 4:56:11 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 123 replies
    News Max ^ | 12/2/2015 | Todd Beamon
    A man who was linked Wednesday to the San Bernardino, Calif., shootings was described by someone who identified himself as his father as a Muslim who was "very religious." NBC News has reported that one of the suspects killed by police after the shootings at the Inland Regional Center is Syed Farook. Farook and a woman were killed in a gunfight with police in nearby Redlands after the rampage at the center that killed 14 people and wounded 17 others. San Bernardino County records showed that someone with that name was an employee at the county's Environmental Health Department. The...
  • Prayer Shaming After a Mass Shooting in San Bernardino

    12/02/2015 8:31:32 PM PST · by presidio9 · 21 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12/2/2015 | Emma Green
    Directly after a mass shooting, in the minutes or hours or days between the first trickle of news and when police find a suspect or make arrests, it is very difficult to know what to do. Some people demand political action, like greater gun control; others call for prayer. In the aftermath of a violent shooting spree in San Bernardino, California, on Wednesday, in which at least 14 victims are reported to have died, people with those differing reactions quickly turned against one another. For example: Here’s the Washington editor at the liberal publication The Nation, George Zornick, on reactions...
  • BREAKING: confirmed San Berdo, CA suspect FAROOQ SAAED

    12/02/2015 6:30:24 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 235 replies
    NBC.Com ^ | 12/2/2015 | NBC.com Los Angeles
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  • Carr: Yes, it's safe to say 'Christmas'

    11/27/2015 1:52:19 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/27/15 | Howie Carr
    This just in to the newsroom — Deval Patrick is no longer governor of the commonwealth. We are reminded of these glad tidings by a simple press release that was issued Thanksgiving Eve. It announced that next Tuesday evening, the new governor will be lighting a “Christmas tree” at the State House. No muss, no fuss, no controversy. It’s Christmas, so a Christmas tree is going up on Beacon Hill. Merry Christmas! Granted, it’s a small step on a long road, but after eight years of the PC malaise that marked Deval Patrick’s disastrous tenure, at least a bit of...
  • Chicago Protesters Caught on Video Vandalizing City Holiday Display: ‘F*** Your Christmas Tree!’

    11/26/2015 8:13:50 AM PST · by redreno · 35 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | Nov. 26, 2015 12:17am | Dave Urbanski
    Chicago protesters pulled down barricades and tore light strands off the city Christmas tree Wednesday night in Millennium Park, WGN-TV reported. It was the second night of protests over the death of Laquan McDonald, a black 17-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer.
  • Is there anyplace left for Christians to shop?

    11/24/2015 5:23:19 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 32 replies
    WND.COM ^ | 24 NOVEMBER 2015 | LINDA HARVEY
    Well, it’s that time again – time to get out the Christmas list and start hitting the stores. The problem is – what stores? For any Christian who wants to spend hard-earned dollars with family-friendly, Christian-affirming retailers, restaurants and service providers, the list is growing shorter all the time. I stopped shopping at Macy’s in 2011 after learning about the retailer’s grossly unjust policy against women. Macy’s management said “yes” to a transsexual young man’s demand to change in the women’s dressing room and rejected a Christian employee’s attempt to block his inappropriate access, even firing her because of her...
  • Staten Island Mall restores tree lighting after trying to cancel Christmas events, spurring protest

    11/24/2015 5:00:14 AM PST · by ETL · 27 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | November 23, 2015 | Dan Good
    A Facebook group criticizing the Staten Island Mall for canceling its Christmas tree-lighting ceremony and Santa parade has attracted tens of thousands of followers, energizing debate about the loss of holiday traditions. The mall later apologized, announcing it would host a holiday celebration on Dec. 4 featuring Santa, a tree lighting and a toy drive. "We heard the disappointment in your shopper feedback regarding the cancellation of the annual Santa Parade. At Staten Island Mall, we pride ourselves on being a community partner and take our shoppers' sentiments to heart -- good and bad," mall officials said in a statement.
  • De Blasio Announces Addition Of Muslim Holidays To NYC Public Schools Calendar

    03/04/2015 8:09:54 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 26 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 03/04/2015 | CBS New York
    New York City public schools have added two Muslim holidays to the school calendar, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina announced Wednesday. Schools will now close for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, making New York City the largest school district in the nation to recognize the two holidays on the official school calendar. We are committed to having a school calendar that reflects and honors the extraordinary diversity of our students, said Farina. De Blasio said the change means that Muslim families wont be forced to choose between observing the holidays and sending their kids to school....
  • Anti-Christian Activist: God Raped Mary

    01/05/2015 7:34:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2015 | Matt Barber
    One of the secular lefts latest windmills at which to tilt is Americas fanciful rape culture. There is a universal ethos of violence against women, as they imagine it, that stems from a millennia-old global patriarchy chiefly derived from religion in general and Judeo-Christianity in particular (another of their pet nemeses). Paradoxically, these progressive Don Quixotes actually believe in said rape culture, something that, outside of Islam, does not exist, while they disbelieve in their Creator, Christ Jesus, who both did and does exist. Exhibit A, of course, is the now-debunked UVA fraternity gang-rape hoax concocted in the disturbed minds...
  • NBC Asks America for the Meaning of Christmas: 'Jesus' Didn't Make Their Cut

    12/27/2014 4:28:45 PM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | December 26, 2014 | Tim Graham
    NBC Nightly News offered two stories on Christmas in their December 25 newscast, including a show-ender about what Christmas means to me. Substitute anchor Tamron Hall offered this introduction: Finally, on this special night, a question: What does Christmas mean to you? Maybe its the presents, the lights, the music, or getting together with family. We put the question to people around the country and discovered once against that Christmas means something a little different to everyone. Somehow, this perfectly pleasant three-minute segment included lot of talk about family time and presents, and even someone saying Happy Hanukkah, but included...
  • German Wishes Muslim Man Merry Christmas Muslim Pulls Knife and Stabs German in the Back

    12/27/2014 5:51:31 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 41 replies
    American Patriot Post ^ | 12/26/2014 | Bob Hammond
    Another life lesson from the religion of peace. A trio of well wishers were telling passersby Merry Christmas in Cologne, Germany, when they happened on a Muslim man accompanying two Muslim women. The man took offense at the greeting and proceeded to attack one of the men with a knife, stabbing him multiple times in the back and neck. Considering the attack took place on Christmas Eve, the Muslim man was probably out searching for a patsy, looking to be offended just enough so that he could carry out his cowardly attack and then claim himself as a victim of...
  • Why Im for the War on Christmas (Barf)

    12/25/2014 8:01:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 23, 2014 | Asawin Suebsaeng
    And the bells chimed for victory at 1211 Avenue of the Americas. The so-called War on Christmas, says overpaid bloviator Bill OReilly, has been won by his god-fearing, flag-flourishing side. We won the war, the Fox News personality proclaimed last week. I have to confess, you know, Im like a guerrilla fighter in the War on ChristmasWe did this War on Christmas thing for about 10 years. This is the first year I didnt get one call or letter saying, This store has said it wont say [Merry Christmas]. Hallelujah.
  • Jesus Wasnt Born Rich. Think About It. (Barf)

    12/25/2014 7:51:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | December 25, 2014 | Gene Robinson (Gay Heretic Bishop)
    He was born in a barn to penniless parents who were part of a people under occupation. Get it? So why do so many of us not get it? Im against the War on Christmas. No not that one! Wishing someone Happy Holidays doesnt rob Christmas of its meaningafter all, being sensitive to others religious beliefs ought to be the attitude of every Christian. And not the one that says we have over-commercialized Christmasafter all, theres nothing wrong with a time of year when we purchase thoughtful gifts for those we love.
  • NY Times Christmas Day Op-ed Page: No Believers, Two Atheists

    12/25/2014 7:26:34 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Couldn't the New York Times put aside its hostility to traditional religion on Christmas Day and feature a column by a believing Christian? No, it couidn't. Instead, believers who blunder onto the online op-ed page today are hit with a lead column entitled "Religion Without God." And just in case you didn't get the message, there's a second column called "An Atheists Christmas Dream."
  • Salon: No proof that Jesus even existed; Muhammads established beyond the shadow of a doubt

    12/24/2014 8:12:24 PM PST · by OneLoyalAmerican · 95 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | December 24, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    In October, Jeffrey Tayler wrote in Salon that the Quran backs up jihad, suicide attacks (martyrdom), beheadings, even taking captive women as sex slaves. This was singular for Salon, which usually whitewashes the truth about Islam and jihad and excoriates those who expose it as racists and bigots, but now it is clear why Tayler was able to get away with it: he is supremely hostile to Christianity. Here, he gives a characteristic Salon Christmas greeting: Jesus likely never existed, but Muhammads existence is well established. Lets make Bill OReillys head explode: We desperately need a war on Christmas lies,...
  • Passenger tossed after flipping out over staffs Merry Christmas

    12/25/2014 5:18:25 AM PST · by Labyrinthos · 79 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 25, 2014 | Michael Liss, Daniel Prendergast and Philip Messing
    Bah, humbug! A passenger was tossed off a plane at La Guardia Airport on Tuesday after flipping out because airline workers wished him a merry Christmas. The man was waiting to board American Airlines Flight 1140 to Dallas when a cheerful gate agent began welcoming everyone with the Yuletide greeting while checking boarding passes. The grumpy passenger, who appeared to be traveling alone, barked at the woman, You shouldnt say that because not everyone celebrates Christmas. ...
  • Satanic Display at Florida Capitol Damaged [by the "Catholic Warrior"]

    12/24/2014 9:18:42 AM PST · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/23/14 | Brendan Farrington
    <p>TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida's Capitol has displayed a Pabst Blue Ribbon Festivus pole, atheist banners and even a tribute to the Flying Spaghetti Monster. But a display showing an angel falling into flames with the message "Happy Holidays from the Satanic Temple" was too much for one woman.</p>
  • Officials order man to take down zombie Nativity scene

    12/24/2014 8:31:03 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 29 replies
    reviewjournal ^ | December 23, 2014 | STEVE BITTENBENDER
    Nativity scene has caused quite a stir in his neighborhood, with some considering it a holiday treat. But others see a nightmare before Christmas. Responding to two anonymous complaints, officials in Ohios Sycamore Township said on Tuesday they have ordered Jasen Dixon to take down his display by Friday because it violates local property maintenance codes. Dixon, who manages a haunted attraction in Indiana, faces a $1,000 fine if he does not remove the 10-foot by 10-foot structure he built three weeks ago. He said he made the models for the zombie Mary and three wise men and borrowed props...
  • # SHUTDOWN5THAVE Closes Stores, Roads In New York City

    12/24/2014 4:12:14 AM PST · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 24, 2014 | Mary Chastain
    Protesters in New York announced a march on 5th Avenue to defy Mayor DeBlasios moratorium on demonstrations after two NYPD cops were slaughtered. The Twitter account @MillionsMarch posted a sign that said to meet at 59th and 5th. Another Twitter account posted a sign that said No Christmas shopping as usual.
  • 'This toy is sexist': French feminists plant warnings in children's Christmas presents

    12/23/2014 7:34:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 47 replies
    telegraph uk ^ | 23 Dec 2014 | Henry Samuel,
    Feminists in France say they have secretly inserted tracts inside children's toys from Barbie dolls to plastic guns issuing a warning that "this toy is sexist". Hundreds of French girls and boys will open Christmas presents at the foot of the tree to find an unexpected accompanying note resembling those found in Chinese "fortune cookies". Except in this case, the message will neither provide instructions nor predict the future. It will read: "Warning, this toy is sexist:" The operation was launched by feminist group FirEs, which said that it had inserted "around 500" such tracts into a range of toys...
  • Church Nativity Scene Depicts Homeless Virgin Mary At Bus Stop

    12/23/2014 8:30:29 AM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    CBS ^ | December 22, 2014 | CBS
    CLAREMONT (CBSLA.com) A local church nativity scene depicts a homeless Virgin Mary at a bus stop with a newborn Baby Jesus swaddled in burlap. The theme for this years display at Claremont United Methodist Church on Foothill Boulevard is Commercialism and the Oppressed. Church leaders say the eyes of God are always watching and people should reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. We want to draw attention to those people who are on the margins who Jesus would be standing with today, said Pamela Bunce of Claremont United Methodist Church. The Southland church is known for its design...
  • The War Against Christians and Even Christmas

    12/23/2014 7:57:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Phyllis Schlafly
    There are 250 million Christians in America today, but most seem to be oblivious of the fact that they and their religion are under steady attack from those who apparently hate Christianity, or at least want to expunge Christianity from any public place or mention. That hatred seems to extend to all sorts of evidences of Christianity in our society, such as Christmas, which is a federal holiday. The Butler Elementary School in Belmont, Massachusetts, for years has had a tradition of allowing kids to take a December field trip to see a performance of the Nutcracker ballet. The anti-Christian...
  • Islamic convert, 40, facing terrorism charges after he mows down 13 people in his car

    12/23/2014 3:20:59 AM PST · by Cronos · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21.Dec.2014 | Peter Allen
    Thirteen people have been injured after a known psychiatric patient drove into pedestrians shouting 'Allahu Akbar' in Arabic in a French city. Two of those hit by the driver, who was believed to be drunk, were in a very serious condition in the city of Dijon after being struck shortly after 8pm on Sunday night. The 40-year-old was arrested by police at the scene and may face terrorism charges, authorities said. The incident comes days after a man was shot dead after entering a police station armed with a knife in another French town, slashing two officers while proclaiming his...
  • Dozens injured after man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' ploughs van into Christmas market

    12/23/2014 1:25:11 AM PST · by Cronos · 18 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | 22.Dec.2014 | Peter Allen
    Dozens of people were injured tonight when a man ploughed his white van into a Christmas market crowd while screaming Allahu Akbar, Five people were left seriously hurt when the vehicle drove into the pedestrianised Place Royale area of Nantes in France. Within seconds of running down as many people as he could, the driver stabbed himself nine times. It is the third incident of its kind in as many days in the country which have been linked to Islamic terrorism. The man, who is said to be aged 44 but otherwise unidentified, was tonight under armed guard in the...