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November 28, 2005

War On Christmas In America

Absolutely unbelievable! Cultural sensitivity for the foreigners among us -- but none for the majority of Americans!

Look at this sign in Lowes in Austin, Texas (the official loony liberal reservation here in the Lone Star State)

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As the battle over Christmas continues across America this year, consumers are taking notice for themselves.

In Austin, Texas, for instance, a banner was displayed this weekend at a new Lowe's home-improvement store.

In English, the sign reads: "Now Here! Fresh Cut Holiday Trees."

But in Spanish, the sign reads: "Now Here! Fresh Cut Christmas Trees."

"It's OK to offend all the English-speaking Christians, but no, not the Spanish speakers. They may be just visiting," a WorldNetDaily reader in Austin said.

"By the way," the reader noted, "they only had 'Christmas' tree stands for their fresh cut 'Holiday' trees. P.S. Merry Christmas."

But even up in the Dallas area, there are still those out to suppress any possible hint of what the major December holiday celebration is in this country.

"Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund and Liberty Legal Institute filed a federal civil rights lawsuit today against the Plano Independent School District for a discriminatory policy that censors the Christmas religious expression of students and their parents."

With that, all believers cheer forth a holy AMEN.

"Christmas colors, school officials have prohibited students from exchanging candy canes and pencils with religious messages on them, using reindeer symbols, or writing ‘Merry Christmas’ on greeting cards to U.S. soldiers because the phrase might ‘offend someone.’ The district has even applied its policy to parents involved in school activities, barring them from exchanging ‘religious’ Christmas items with other parents."

This surely will bring much protest from the Bible belt Texans. Particularly the Baptists should rise up en masse, sending those school "educators" a truck load of Merry, Blessed Christmas cards, all pictured with baby Jesus and prayers for repentance on the part of those who are into devilment decision making.

"’The district’s policy is what is offensive. It is offensive to the 96 percent of Americans who celebrate Christmas,’ McCaleb said. ‘If the district truly wants to avoid offending someone, then they will change their incredibly restrictive and unconstitutional policy.

"’The U.S. Supreme Court has never ruled that public schools must prohibit the distribution of candy canes or Christmas cards. They have never ruled that you can’t say ‘Merry Christmas’ in the public schools. These attempts to stifle all religious expression and sanitize Christmas of all religious content are tiring to the overwhelming majority of Texans and all Americans.’"

That we have to resort to litigation to recognize the cultural traditions of the majority is an absurdity and an obscenity. I'm all for protecting the rights of the minority -- but when will the rights of the overwhelming majority be given anything akin to equal respect?


UPDATE: Christmas wins!





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It's fun to see the right get all shook up about how persecuted they are. Happy Holidays, and Season's Greetings!

|| Posted by Dan, November 28, 2005 10:57 PM ||

About the Spanish sign: There is NO other way in Spanish to name a Christmas tree but one: Christmas tree, árbol de Navidad. So, if there's no other way to name such thing in Spanish, that means we're vaccinated against anti-Christian trash from start, I guess. Down here in Mexico everybody in society, the media etc., are talking about Christmas, Navidad, not holidays or what-have-you, mainly, because there is no other form of naming the Celebration of the Birth of Our Lord. I think we are lucky ;)¡Feliz Navidad! Merry Christmas to you all!

|| Posted by Miguel, November 29, 2005 04:10 AM ||

Dan -- the only thing that is even liberal/conservative about this issue is the fact that one side is trying to engage in cultural cleansing in the name of protecting the tender feelings of a small minority of Americans.

Would anyone consider banning blue and silver (or blue and white) during the month of december to ensure that no non-Jew was offended by a reference to Haunukah? How quickly would such a ban be challenged as a sign of an anti-Semitic agenda?

And wanna bet that no one is trying to keep black kids from emtnioning Kwanza?

|| Posted by Rhymes With Right, November 29, 2005 05:03 AM ||

To be more balanced, I agree that the Plano School Board has gone overboard, if the reporting is accurate (never a strong point for anything involving the Alliance Defense Fund, whose motto is "Christianity except for that nonsense about bearing false witness"). But two mistakes, (one not involving any state action) coming from one of the most screwed-up state in the union, doesn't justify the persecution complex being fanned by people like O'Reilly and rest of the "War on Christmas" whiners.

|| Posted by Dan, November 29, 2005 06:22 AM ||

Most screwed up state in the union?

You'll need to go back and re-red my examples -- neither o one involves California or Massachusetts (the two states that pridefully vie for that title, with Massachusetts currently in the lead). These are Texas cases.

|| Posted by Rhymes With Right, November 29, 2005 06:43 PM ||

You might have a point with California . . .

|| Posted by Dan, November 30, 2005 10:27 AM ||
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