Thursday, November 30, 2006
HOT OFF THE SHOW! Censoring Christmas this Year
My guest on the show Wednesday was Rabbi Aryeh Spero of Caucas for America, and fellow Rightalk.com radio broadcaster. He's a staunch supporter of keeping Christianity in Christmas. A Jew standing up for Christmas! He talked about why.
While Walmart, Macy's and Kohl's have relented of their banning Merry Christmas this year, Best Buy and others such as Crate&Barrel, Ann Taylor, Lane Bryant, Bath & Body Works and Neiman Marcus haven't joined their ranks. They are banning or continuing to ban Christmas from their stores this year. What’s the matter with them, you’d think they’d learn from the other stores that got hit hard in sales last year. It’s a high price to pay for political correctness. What are they thinking?
But, this is about more than Christmas, isn’t it? It’s about Christianity. Materialism aside, Christmas is the zenith, if you will, of public acknowledgement and observance of what Christianity is about. And for those who say that isn’t so recent polls show...
~95 percent of Americans celebrate Christmas (Fox News/Opinion Dynamics).
~90 percent of Americans recognize Christmas as the birthday of Jesus Christ (Gallup).
~88 percent of Americans say it is okay for people to wish others "Merry Christmas" and the majority of Americans are more likely to wish someone they just met "Merry Christmas" rather than "Happy Holidays" (CNN/USA Today/Gallup).
~87 percent of Americans believe nativity scenes should be allowed on public property (Fox News/Opinion Dynamics).
Yet because of political correctness and threats of lawsuits from the ACLU, Christmas is increasingly under attack. And the courts are agreeing with wrong interpretations of the lst Amendment - "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion." But they seem to leave out - "or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." This is not what the Founding Fathers had in mind...this is an agenda, and proof that the courts are in step with the far-left ACLU?
In Wired Magazine Gary Wolf wrote recently about "The Church of the Non-Believers" -that a band of intellectual brothers is mounting a crusade against belief in God. He quoted Richard Dawkins Professor at Oxford and leader of the New Atheism movement who said, "I think we're in the same position the gay movement was in a few decades ago. There was a need for people to come out. The more people who came out, the more people had the courage to come out. I think that's the case with atheists. They are more numerous than anybody realizes." Dawkins looks forward to the day when the first US politician is honest about being an atheist. He says, "Highly intelligent people are mostly atheists. Not a single member of either house of Congress admits to being an atheist. It just doesn't add up. Either they're stupid, or they're lying. And have they got a motive for lying? Of course they've got a motive! Everybody knows that an atheist can't get elected."
Only 3% of the American population is atheist...it’s amazing how such a small minority can make so many waves...don't you think?
For a list of the stores we've found so far that are banning Christmas this year go to ChangingWorldviews.com and scoll down to the Take Action Box.
Hear the show (See 11/29/06)