Skip to comments.Forget the Grinch - It's Liberals Who Are Stealing Christmas
Posted on 12/15/2006 1:52:38 PM PST by Ronald ReaganROCKS
The Liberals are stealing Christmas. They will deny it, but they are. Political Correctness dictates that people can't wish eachother "Merry Christmas" in public. Libs will tell you that they just don't want religious symbolism in public but people are allowed to "practice ANY religion or holliday they want." How do I do that? This is where Liberal thinking gets pretty abstract. Do I walk past people on the street and think "that guy just mentally wished me Merry Christmas?"
If I move to Africa, I definitely expect them to stop celebrating Kwanzaa because I'm there. Or how about in the middle of the Chinese New Year, in the middle of that enormous parade they have every year? If I travel there I'm going to say, "You know what guys? If you could just stop doing this in public, and keep it limited to your own homes, that would be great. I'm a Christian."
Oh yeah, if you are Jewish and you wish me "Happy Hanukkah," I'm calling the ACLU. Same with any Muslims who want me to be happy at Ramadan.
===================== This article from gopusa.com from 12/24/04
Forget the Grinch - It's Liberals Who Are Stealing Christmas By Jennifer King December 24, 2004
The Anti-Christian Liberal Union has struck again. In between their quest to homosexualize the Boy Scouts, the ACLU has taken up its' holiday cause celebe - removing any vestige of Jesus Christ from the celebration of His birthday. School boards and communities - plagued by ignorance and fearful of lawsuits - have expunged Christ from the most innocuous of events.
The principal of Lake Washington High School, in Kirkland, WA, has banned the production of Dicken's "Christmas Carol". The "Christmas Carol" is non pc throughout, with its talk of sin, redemption and the true meaning of Christmas, but it was Tiny Tim's prayer, "God Bless us, every one" that formally caused its expulsion. Washington is not alone. The mayor of Somerville, MA, issued an apology for sending out an invitation to a "Christmas" rather than "Holiday" party. The Wichita Eagle likewise ran a correction for referring to a "Christmas" Tree rather than a "Community" Tree at the Wichita Winterfest celebration. The city of Denver refused to allow a Christian church to have a float in the city's holiday parade, although the homosexual Indian support group and the Chinese lion "spirit chaser" dancers were welcome.
School districts from Florida to New York banned the singing of Christmas carols - one school even banned strictly instrumental numbers. Elementary school children in Oregon were not allowed to give out religiously themed Christmas cards. In Rochelle, MN, two girls were reprimanded for saying, "Merry Christmas" in a school play. Department stores like Macy's - which owes a good deal of material success to Christmas shoppers - have even abandoned the traditional "Merry Christmas" greeting in favor of the generic "Happy Holidays". In New York City, a menorah and star and crescent were erected, but a Nativity scene was rejected. Home Nativity scenes have been stolen, broken and vandalized across the country.
This problem is not limited to America. In Italy, the Pope is making a strident call for returning Christ to the celebration of Christmas. Nevertheless, an Italian school in Treviso replaced the Christmas story with that of Little Red Riding Hood, and Muslim-Italian activist Abdel Smith has agitated for the removal of crucifixes from public places. There, as here, Communist front groups are said to be supporting the removal of Christianity from the public square.
What possible threat could a man, long dead, pose to those who seek to expunge him from society? Yet, the European Union, in what is surely a Faustian bargain, decided against any mention of historical Christianity and its impact upon Europe when the participating nations signed their "Constitution" on October 29th, 2004. Separating Christianity from what used to be called Christendom surely takes a willful bit of artful deception and a blind eye to Europe's real problem, which is an unassimilated and sometimes hostile Muslim immigrant population whose birth rate vastly outpaces that of native Europeans.
Nevertheless, Christ strikes fear in the hearts of Communists, socialists and totalitarians because He stands in the way of the establishment of the liberal statist utopia - the tower of Babel on earth. Man's insolence has not changed throughout the ages and totalitarians throughout history have tried to expunge religion -especially Judaism and Christianity - so that they can assume the mantel of the divine. Christ reminds us that we are given our rights, including freedom, by our Creator, not by governments run by sinful men. Christ shows us that we are to have no king, save Him. He tells us that our knee should never bow in submission, except to Him. Dictators and despots have fallen, bested by this seminal truth and those who were willing to fight for it.
In America, thankfully, Christians are finally fighting back against the secularist tidal wave. Lawsuits, boycotts and campaigns have been instigated, and local Christians have mobilized. A woman in Florida successfully won a suit letting a Nativity scene be placed in a display which included a menorah. Supporters of the church float in Denver marched ahead of the parade, singing Christmas carols and passing out hot cocoa. Parents have petitioned intolerant school boards for inclusion. Many are winning.
In a country which is approximately 80% Christian and where approximately 77% of Americans believe in the Virgin Birth and the incarnation of Jesus Christ, it is high time that the majority quit letting the vocal minority dictate policy to them. It is time to assert the old vow, "No king save King Jesus". It is time to put the Christ back into Christmas, where He belongs. Merry Christmas, everyone.
Note -- The opinions expressed in this column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions, views, and/or philosophy of GOPUSA.
I love your screen name!
They day they tell me that the law forbids me to say "Merry Christmas" in public is the day that I'll end up arrested for saying "Merry Christmas" in public.
only because the majority of the American people let them
Yes, this whole thing is overdrawn.
Keeping the government out of promoting religious displays is no more stealing Christmas than decreases in the rate of program funding increases are a cut in funding.
Um, I hate to be a nit-picker, but Kwanzaa is not celebrated in Africa. It was created by Ron Karenga, who actually was my professor at Cal State Long Beach! He wasn't as racist as I thought he would be either!
They're not out to steal Christmas, they're out to destroy Christianity. And marriage. And patriotism, and anything that refutes human secularism.
BTW-Kwanzaa is not celebrated in Africa; THEY invented it.
Touche. If you wish me Happy Kwanzaa here, I'll call the ACLU.
SoldierDad: God bless ya, buddy! I'm pulling for your kid! God Bless him/her, we owe them EVERYTHING.
I have stopped worrying about this. If they don't want to say or hear merry Christmas, they can wear earplugs. I am of no religion, but they will still hear Merry Christmas from me!
Of course, I now sign my emails with the following:
"Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2007, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere. And without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee. By accepting these greetings you are accepting these terms. This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for herself or himself or others, and is void where prohibited by law and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher."
Kwanzaa is NOT celebrated in Africa. If I recall correctly, it was "invented" in the 60's by a black militant who wanted blacks to have their own holiday. So they put bowls of fruit and nuts on their heads, wrapped up in multi-colored scarves and off they went. It's on Dec 26 for those that would like to light the Kwanzaa light or whatever.
"They day they tell me that the law forbids me to say 'Merry Christmas' in public is the day that I'll end up arrested for saying 'Merry Christmas' in public."
...And I'll get arrested with you... and I'm Jewish!
One of my favorite little coffee shops had a big sign the other day that said "Tate's Pies for Christmas and Festivus--Order Now." Last time for that place!
Manhattan GOP County Committee party invitation reads, "December 20, the day before the Winter Solstice." Hmmm, Goodbye GOP? They even got the date wrong. The Solstice is on December 22 this year.
I would rather have the Grinch do it because he eventually brings it all back to Whoville!
Nevertheless, Christ strikes fear into the hearts of Communists, Socialists and Totalitarians.....
I am reminded of a piece by the El Rushbo. If it is something that I have attributed to him and it was not his, I stand corrected. He was asked by someone who phoned his show in an earnest fashion. The question was- WHY? Why do liberals and others attack the most vulnerable of human beings who believe in Christian principles. Those who do not react with sheer anger and aggressive retorts? I do know it was Rush Limbaugh who replied. This is the essence of what he said.
By the very example of what the Christian is ie: the keeping together of a family. The constant dedication to learning from one's faults. The comfort of not giving in to vile, nasty behaviour. The forgiveness of those times when one strays from the fold. In short, fundamental decency.
He went on to say that such an example, (now this is the most important point) turns these peoples minds back into just what many of them have rejected. They then inwardly try to destroy what reminds them of what they should be.
I may have been a little loquacious here, but I feel I do have it close to the mark,
Yeah, Festivus for 'the rest of us'!
"Happy Kwanzaa Mother F-cker!"
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