Monday, November 07, 2005

It's okay to say "Christmas"

Now that Halloween is over, we're off and running with breakneck speed toward the Christmas holidays. Yes, I said the CHRISTMAS holidays!

I celebrate Christmas. I say, "Merry Christmas." I listen to Christmas songs and sing Christmas carols. I have a Christmas tree and Christmas decorations. I give Christmas presents and send Christmas cards. And I do NOT substitute the word "holiday" for Christmas whenever possible!

No offense to people of other religions. But Christmas is CHRISTMAS. It's about the birth of Christ, and I refuse to apologize for that.

I'm appalled by the efforts to purge Christ from the holiday that bears his name and celebrates his birth...and apparently, I'm not alone in that sentiment.

The Alliance Defense Fund is doing something about it.

According to AP: "In recent years, legal challenges have spread beyond
municipal creches and school Nativity plays to carol singing,
wordless instrumental music, Christmas trees, classroom visits by
Santa Claus, 'Merry Christmas' greetings and distribution of
Christmas-themed cards and gifts.
"The Alliance Defense Fund, a Christian legal group, has
announced that its 800 cooperating attorneys have volunteered to
handle without fee complaints about "improper attempts to censor
the celebration of Christmas in schools and on public property."
"THe A-D-F's Alan Sears says that even as Christmas is
suppressed, schools sometimes encourage Ramadan, Hanukkah and
Kwanzaa observances."

You can find out more by going to SayChristmas.org.

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