Thursday, December 13, 2007

More of The War on Christmas

Dear Christian Warriors,

As a public service I am passing alone these Action Alert from the American Family Association. After promising they would honor Christmas, Kohl's has printed four of 18 planned fliers and the fliers use the word "holiday" 62 times and ZERO uses of "Christmas." Also, Gap continues to censor Christmas and at Pet Smart, Christmas does not exist. It is a shame you have to get your cat a "holiday" scratching post instead of a "Christmas" scratching post. Maybe your cat will not know the difference? Ask yourself, where would Jesus shop? To see these action alerts click: American Family Association.

Can you believe it? I just observed that in Nashville, our Parks Department is having a "Holiday Art Exhibit & Sale" and a "Holiday Recorder Concert," instead of a "Christmas" art sale or "Christmas" recorder concert. To see if for yourself, click here: Metro Parks Cultural Arts.

I don't know who the composer of this poem is, but I picked it up off of one of the Yahoo groups to which I belong. I am sure many Christian Warriors will appreciate it and be inspired by it. Maybe it will help get you in the Christmas spirit.

Twas the month before Christmas
When all through our land,
Not a Christian was praying
Nor taking a stand.
The "politically correct police" had taken away,
The reason for Christmas - no one could say.
The children were told by their schools not to sing,
About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.
It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say
December 25th is just a "Holiday".
Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit
Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!
CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod
Something was changing, something quite odd!
Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa
In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.
As Targets were hanging their trees upside down
At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.
At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears
You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.
Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty.
Are words that were used to intimidate me.
Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen
On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton!
At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter
To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.
And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith
Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace
The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded
The reason for the season, stopped before it started.
So as you celebrate "Winter Break" under your "Dream Tree"
Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.
Choose your words carefully, choose what you say
Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS, not Happy Holiday!

Keep up the good fight, Christian Warriors. Remember, we cannot let the secularist and the politically correct change our shopping season from the Christmas shopping season to the Holiday shopping season. I know you Christian Warriors could be ringing bells for the Salvation Army instead of keeping tabs on "Merry Christmas" vs. "Happy Holiday", or you could be down at the Rescue Mission helping the homeless, but somebody had to do the important stuff. Right? So, keep the faith. And, you can respond to your critics with the words of one of my favorite country artist, Billy Joe Shaver, who so eloquently puts it, "If you don't love Jesus, you can go to hell!"

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, (or Happy Holidays)
Rod Williams

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1 comment:

  1. "Keep up the fight, Christian Warriors"

    Please tell me, where did you find such a sentiment in the gospels?

    Have you ever noticed that Jesus taught, "By this they will know that you are My disciples, by your LOVE for one another."

    Yes, it saddens me that those who do not know Christ in their hearts seem to have hi-jacked "our" holiday, but after 78 years on this earth, it does not surprise me. We have our mangers on display wherever it is still possible, but I seldom see anyone around to answer questions as to why the scene has importance to us.

    It is only my opinion, but I believe that as soon as we stop whining about what others are doing (to us) and start doing what we have been empowered to do (for others), the situation would soon be reversed.