Monday, December 11, 2006

War on Christmas - Part 1

The "War on Christmas" was the topic at my church this weekend with the priest recalling a "holiday" play starring one of his nephews. The whole play was scrubbed clean of any reference to the dreaded C-word (Christmas) including carols like "Rockin Around the ....Holiday Tree". The newborn Jesus has been replaced by "Frosty the Snowman". In fact, the priest stated an alien visiting from outer space would think we now pray at the altar of meteorology.

Meet William Donohue (no relation to Phil) the president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. I like to call him "The General in The War on Christmas". Donohue launched a full-scale assault on the Christmas PC madness (oops, I mean "Holiday").

It is frequently thrown in our face that some feel excluded by Christmas, therefore we have to cease and desist in our celebrations. But every year during Ramadan, non-Muslims are excluded. Should we dumb-down Ramadan as a result? Moreover, white racists feel excluded from Black History Month. Should we cancel it? Or should we educate the bigots? If the answer is obvious, why do we tolerate different rules when it comes to the bigots who hate Christmas?

New York City is Exhibit A when it comes to multicultural madness. It allows the Catholic League to put a Nativity scene in Central Park, but not in the schools; it allows Jews to put a menorah in both places. This is religious discrimination and it explains why we have this case before the courts.

Some say that people like me are making a big deal about nothing. But it must mean something to the radical secularists - the ones who started this fight - otherwise they'd just sit back and enjoy Christmas like the rest of us.

At the risk of being called a bigot, let me wish all New Yorkers a very Merry Christmas.
Read the whole thing over at The Daily News and check out the Catholic League's website for more info and then sing a few bars of your favorite Holiday carols like:
"White Late December"
I'm dreaming of a white late December
With every Holiday card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your late Decembers be white snowy.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Then one foggy Winter Eve
Frosty the Snowman came to say:
"Rudolph with your nose so bright,
won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"