The Christmas Wars
The Anti-Defamation League advised government officials on the placement of religious symbols on public grounds. One of the matters explained by ADL was “Choosing appropriate holiday symbols to decorate school grounds—among them Christmas trees, menorahs, reindeers, and snowmen.” Christian displays did... [Read more...]
It never fails. Every Christmas we fight the same battles. Some are fought in the courts, while others are fought in our communities. The bigots want to eradicate Christmas.
Here’s a quick look at what’s happening already. A columnist for the Kansas City Star is angry that Christmas is starting too early for him. Muslim students in a Chicago... [Read more...]
PLANNED PARENTHOOD’S IDEA OF CHRISTMAS
As it does every Christmas season, Planned Parenthood e-mails its supporters a Christmas card titled, “Choice on Earth.” This year it has an accompanying video on “Moments that inspired us in 2007.” One of the highlights of the year is the opening of a new clinic in Aurora, Illinois.
Catholic League president Bill Donohue ripped into this today:
“Planned... [Read more...]
SELECTIVE INDIGNATION AT CHRISTMASTIME
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments today as follows:
“It is simply wrong to maintain that the sensitivity police want to scrub society clean of all vestiges of religion. As the following examples demonstrate, Christianity is their real target.”
· A spokesman explained that the reason K-Mart forbids calling Christmas trees Christmas... [Read more...]
WAR ON CHRISTMAS CONTINUES
As the following examples indicate, the war on Christmas is not over:
· After one person complained about a nativity scene in Shawnee State Park in Ohio, the state parks’ chief ordered a ban on crèches from all parks. It took the governor to overturn this decision.
· In Wesley Chapel, Florida, Jesus was banned from a holiday display.
· The... [Read more...]
Just for Christmas…
Several groups are waging campaigns to salvage Christmas from the denizens of multiculturalism who seek to downplay the birth of Jesus as just another day in the “holiday season.” The low-priced items described below are a great way to let others know you wish them a very Merry Christmas..
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court John Paul... [Read more...]
CHRISTMAS CENSORS ARE OUT IN FORCE
Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on efforts to censor Christmas:
“We haven’t hit December yet and already the politically correct police are out in force trying to censor Christmas. Here’s a sample:
· For 75 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce sponsored the ‘Hollywood Christmas Parade.’ When it refused to sponsor... [Read more...]
CHRISTMAS WARS PERSIST; HIGH COURT MUST RULE
As this issue of Catalyst details, the annual Christmas war with secularists continued in 2006. The good news is that our side fought back with greater determination this past Christmas season than ever before. Our ad in the New York Times (see the November Catalyst), got us off to a quick start.
The Christmas war impacts everyone. Battles were... [Read more...]
ANTI-CHRISTMAS FEVER ABOUNDS
Like most Jews, Olympic skater Sasha Cohen is not offended by Christmas carols. But that didn’t stop a government employee from trying to protect her. While Cohen was skating at a rink in Riverside, California, a high school choir started singing “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman,” immediately sending Michelle Baldwin into orbit. She summoned... [Read more...]
SEATTLE AIRPORT CHRISTMAS DEBACLE
A rabbi from Seattle threatened to sue the Port of Seattle if an eight-foot menorah wasn’t erected at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) to “balance” Christmas trees there. Airport officials responded by removing the trees.
Don Feder of Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation and Bill Donohue issued a statement to the press.... [Read more...]