I have a couple of items about the War on Christmas. We have seen over the past few years things coming to the forefront about eliminating Christmas altoghether. Some of these things most people don't think about such as schools going on "Winter break" instead of Christmas break, stores not permitting their employees to say Merry Christmas replacing it with Happy Holidays. It's subtle, and many people don't think anything about it. The subtle approach is what the liberal left has used to advance their agenda over the years, and suddenly the majority realizes what's happened, and wonders how it happened. The liberal factions always do things incrementally instead of all at once in order to virtually eliminate objections from the majority.
This appeared in a catalog put out by LOWE'S HOME IMPROVEMENT. Lowe's has refused to call Christmas trees by their proper name, but "Family Trees." There is one tree pictured upside down in its stand. Don't know what that's supposed to mean. In keeping with everything in my journal being properly sourced and researched, here's the link to the catalog so you can see for yourself:
The next thing is taking place in DALLAS, GEORGIA. Dallas is a small town in northwest Georgia. It seems that a group of left-wing liberal extremists, calling themselves AMERICANS UNITED FOR SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE have somehow found this particular Nativity and are threatening to suethe city if they don't remove it. Well, I know how they found it. Liberals for years now have been bypassing the legislative process of this country that goes through Congress then the President. These groups do this in order to bypass the will of the people and promote their own agenda forcing it on the majority. They pick and choose issues and file lawsuits in the courts that typically end up at the U. S. Supreme Court. The Supreme Court stepped outside the bounds of the Constitution years ago with their rulings. If you check out the Constitution, Supreme Court rulings were NEVER meant to become law. One of their chief functions is to INTERPRET the law, not BE the law. These nine justices have been allowed to run this country for far too long. This group is using the same strategy. This is to continue the attack on Christianity and another attempt to take Christianity out of the public eye. That has been the goal for many years now. They use the fictitious "separation of church and state" as the basis for their lawsuits. Time for a little Constitutional law. There is no such statement in either the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. The Constitution does say that Congress shall "make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." Our Constitution came from the Bible. Our country was founded by people who were escaping religious persecution because their beliefs were contrary to that of their government, and wanted to worship as they pleased. So, is there an "issue" with a community displaying a Nativity scene? Absolutely not! Non-Christians are not being persecuted by the government because of their beliefs. If the Americans for Separation of Church and State need a "separation of church and state" issue? I've got one. Every year, every public school in the country, displays religious symbols of one particular religion to the exclusion of all others. What religion you ask? THE CHURCH OF WICCA. When is it celebrated? Around October of every year, Halloween is celebrated and Wiccan symbols are in our schools. In the Wiccan religion Halloween is known as Samhain and is celebrated on October 31st. Here is the link for a listing of the Wiccan holidays and sabbats:
Does the ACLU, the Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, or similar liberal groups have any objections? No. Their only objections are to religions that believe the Bible. None other. A prime example of this was when the ACLU sued a school over a Nativity display in their school library. This was in the past year or two, and I think it was in Virginia although I can't find anything about it. The ACLU lied in its legal briefs to the courts and omitted the fact that along with the Nativity, there was a Kwanzaa display, a Mexican holiday display, a Jewish display, and others. In other words, it was a multi-cultural display. But, the Christian display was the only one attacked.
The agenda is obvious: remove any and all religious references and symbols from the public eye. If this is allowed to continue, then the next thing will be having Christian displays in our own yards on private property removed. The reason for this attack is that Christianity is the biggest threat there is to liberalism. The idea is to do away with the threat.
By the way, there is a petition on TAKING IT GLOBAL circulating about the Nativity display in Dallas, Georgia. So far, there are over 3,500 signatures wanting the Nativity to remain where it is. The link to the petition: http://petitions.takingitglobal.org/DallasNativity
Take a minute and sign it and help send these liberals back to Washington,D.C.