Just a brief post to show what I found splattered across several of the news groups today. Bill O's counterattack on the War on Christmas is going well, and the folks are zealously defending the birth date of the Savior and the Prince of Peace.
Found this multi-posted in some ebook and music news groups--probably in quite a few more--I chose not to look. Posted by someone in response to one of those wingnuttia chain letters. Note that the nitwit left in the email address of the person he/she got the chain mail from--I've left it in since there are a couple of million copies of this thing worldwide now.
Or maybe this is a world-class snark and I'm tone deaf today.
Have a great
Christmas holiday, and let's work toward a world where the folks that posted below get the medical treatment they so desperately need. Enjoy.
Indeed the battle of Armageddon commenced with fall of
Autumn and Evening from the perpetual season, and was
finished the moment Jesus bowed his tortured head at
Calvary, just outside the ancient gates of Damascus,
i.e., finished in the perfect mood of the scriptures.
We devout Judeo-Xians KNOW that the filthy Anti-Christ
Anti-American radically-left-wing rabidly-insane liberal
inhuman vermin who HATE God and HATE Jesus Christ and
HATE us Judeo-Xians and HATE all that is good and right
and virtuous and honorable and dignified about the human
race, these Antichrist/Anarchist scum will be Exterminated
on a nation-wide and soon global scale before the Apocalypse
finishes trampling them through the Winepress of the undiluted
WRATH of God, the Furies!
The liberal beast has dug its own GRAVE and signed its own
DEATH warrant by all their insane HATRED of Jesus Christ
our LORD and Saviour. Not even DEATH and HADES could prevent
the Resurrected Jesus from Dominating the entire planet Earth
and every sane human being into the Ages of the Ages. Amen.
Daniel Joseph Min
On 19 Dec 2004, firstname.lastname@example.org (TonyZ2001) forwarded:
>'Christmas is taboo in America, but now people are fighting back'
>If you think celebrations in Britain are becoming too politically correct then
>don't go to the US. Philip Sherwell reports
>For her son's school "holiday party" last week, Julie West baked a birthday
>cake for the baby Jesus - a gesture of defiance both against his teachers and
>the growing campaign in America to remove any trace of Christmas from public
>Six-year-old Aaron had brought home a note from his school, in Washington
>state, that asked parents to provide food that their family traditionally
>enjoyed during the holiday season.
>"He asked for the cake I make at Christmas with the words 'Happy Birthday
>Jesus'," said Ms West. "I called the school to let them know, but a few days
>later the teacher phoned back to say that I couldn't bring the cake as the
>party was not a religious event."
>Ms West, who attends a non-denominational church in Edmonds, near Seattle, was
>amazed. "It wasn't an attempt to impose my beliefs on anyone. It was just a
>cake," she said. "I think all traditions and religions should be celebrated at
>this time of year."
>After researching the issue on the internet she contacted the Rutherford
>Institute, a mainstream pressure group that defends religious freedom. It
>assured her that even though the American constitution bans the promotion of
>religion by the government, simply bringing a cake iced with "Happy Birthday
>Jesus" into the school broke no laws. "So I took the cake in for the party on
>Tuesday and none of the other parents or children were offended," she said.
>"The only comment was how delicious it was.
>"I didn't set out to make a point, but now I hope I have helped a few other
>people understand their rights."
>Not everyone is as robust. Across the United States, celebrations for what many
>Americans now refer to as the "C word" have been all but restricted to churches
>and private homes.
>In Wichita, Kansas, a local newspaper ran an apology after referring to a
>"Christmas tree", rather than a "community tree" at the city's Winterfest
>celebration. In Denver, a Christian church float was barred from the city's
>parade while Chinese lion dancers and German folk dancers were welcomed. In
>parts of Florida, fir trees have been banned this year from government-owned
>A mayor in Massachusetts issued a formal apology to anyone offended by a press
>release that mistakenly described the town of Somerville's holiday party as a
>"Christmas party". Schools in Florida and New Jersey have banned all carols and
>elsewhere in Washington state a school principal banned a production of A
>Christmas Carol mainly because Tiny Tim prays: "God bless us, every one."
>In one New Jersey school district, where the singing of Christmas carols has
>long been abandoned, officials have this year forbidden children's orchestras
>to play songs such as Silent Night because that might remind people of their
>Frosty the Snowman and Winter Wonderland have, however, been deemed acceptable
>as they are devoid of any religious references.
>"The majority of people in the towns think that this policy is unnecessary,"
>said William Calabrese, the town president (mayor) of South Orange. "This feels
>like a slap in the face to diversity, not a symbol of it. They're sterilising
>the school systems, taking away freedom of choice. It's a type of
>The fightback, however, has begun. Showdowns are taking place across the
>country as individuals, and conservative and religious groups, come out against
>the zealous interpretation of the separation of Church and state.
>In Chicago, a Nativity scene has been given police protection after a
>life-sized model of the infant Christ was briefly stolen before being recovered
>earlier this month.
>"This has been getting worse for years and people have finally had enough,"
>said John Whitehead, the founder of the Rutherford Institute, which has issued
>its own "Twelve Rules of Christmas" setting out people's religious rights.
>"Political correctness is all-pervasive here. Christmas has become a taboo in
>America but now people are fighting back."
>In the Oklahoma City suburb of Mustang, voters angered by a school board's
>decision to remove a Nativity scene from a school play demonstrated their fury
>at the ballot box last week. They rejected the board's plans to raise $11
>million (L5.7 million) by issuing bonds.
>Many parents were particularly angry that the play still featured Santa Claus
>and a Christmas tree in addition to symbols of the Jewish festival of Hanukkah
>and of Kwanzaa, an African-American celebration established in 1966 as a
>counter to Christmas. These were deemed "cultural" rather than religious.
>Also last week, a court challenge began in New York to overturn a policy that
>allows the Jewish menorah and Islamic crescent and star to be displayed in
>schools, but forbids Nativity scenes.
>The Catholic League and Thomas More Law Centre are appealing against a lower
>court ruling that found that the Jewish and Muslim symbols have a secular
>dimension while the Nativity is "purely religious".
>Organisations such as the Americans United (AU) for Separation of Church and
>State believe that the campaign to put Christ back into Christmas is being
>pushed by conservative Christian groups buoyed by the victory of President
>George W Bush and the religious Right in last month's elections. "They are
>emboldened," said Robert Boston, an AU spokesman.
>The Chicago Nativity has been at the centre of controversy since the American
>Civil Liberties Union, the American Jewish Congress and the American Atheists
>launched a legal challenge against its location on public property.
>Their case was thrown out because the scene was erected by a private group.
>This year, at least, other expressions of religious freedom are also being
>allowed in the city.
>Pressure groups such as the Rutherford Institute and the Alliance Defence Fund,
>which hires lawyers to fight perceived anti-Christian bias, say that many
>teachers and public officials are confused about the law and wrongly believe
>that any religious displays or symbols are forbidden on government property.
>Others have been cowed by a stream of complaints and are just seeking "the easy
>life", according to Mr Whitehead. Retailers are particularly sensitive to
>complaints. Several stores, including Macy's, have reportedly banned their
>staff from referring to Christmas in case they deter non-Christian customers,
>prompting a group of angry Californians to boycott its outlets.
>While President Bush's holiday greetings card, posted to a record two million
>recipients this year, carries a line from Psalm 95 - "Let us come before him
>with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song" - there is no mention of
>Christmas on the White House website. Even Fox News, the conservative
>television network, cannot bring itself to wish a merry Christmas to its
>viewers. Instead, "Happy Holidays" is flashed up to the tune - but not the
>words - of Ding Dong Merrily on High.
>The Rutherford Institute despairs. "This is not a Left-Right,
>Republican-Democrat issue," said Mr Whitehead. "It's about everyone's right to
>celebrate their religious beliefs as they want. We should be including all
>religions, not excluding one."
>million (L5.7 million) by issuing bonds.