Sunday, December 18, 2005
Our Newest Op Ed
- By Michael M. Bates
It looks like it's official. The war on Christmas we've heard about is nothing more than a figment conjured up by a few extremists.
The evidence accumulates. "What 'War on Christmas?'" asked a column in last week's Washington Post. Salon.com, preferred reading at the Clinton White House, in the article "How the secular humanist grinch didn't steal Christmas" makes clear there is no war.
In recommending the piece, Fox News panelist Neil Gabler labeled three of his own network's hosts as "demagogues" for suggesting there's any assault on Christmas. We can only guess what that week's staff meeting was like.
Los Angeles Times columnist Joel Stein also finds no indication there's any antagonism directed at the day on which we commemorate the birth of Christ. Although he does admit: "We Jews find it a little embarrassing that adults can still make such a big fuss over Christmas.
To us, Jesus was just a cool guy everyone liked because he died young." ....................
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