Monday, December 12, 2005
Our Newest Op Ed
- By David Huntwork
All the Whos down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville, did not.
It is the Christmas season and once again Christmas itself is the target of a secular and atheistic jihad. If you didn't know better you might think that the word 'Christmas' was the dirtiest of dirty words and one not worthy of being uttered in public.
This year Target continues the ban on the famous Salvation Army bell ringers while the ACLU threatened to sue school districts over such carols as 'Jingle Bells'. Celebration of the 'holidays' abound but to actually spot the word 'Christmas' is rare and far between. Both Corporate America and government institutions have abandoned the spiritual, cultural and traditional celebrations of Christmas.
Instead, the Winter Holiday PC police prowl the nation threatening public schools who might dare to have red and green napkins at their annual 'holiday party' during the 'Winter Break'. Anything that might remotely trigger the word 'Christmas' or conjure up images of a baby in a manger has become a target ripe for extermination. No longer are we treated to 'Merry Christmas' at retailers but are forced to settle for a fuzzy 'happy holidays' as we rush to pick up our 'holiday tree' at the local haven of mass consumption. Of course it would appear that the fact that the word 'holiday' is a shortened version of 'holy day' has escaped those seeking to purify the public spaces from the evils of Christianity. Just wait until they figure out that the fat, jolly man in the red suit is loosely associated with a 4th century bishop and saint. What a mess that will turn out to be...............
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