The war against Christianity has been going on waged by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and similar groups. Their tactics are the threat of litigation, with the hope that supremacist judges will accept their reinterpretation of the First Amendment as Americans have understood it for over two centuries. The reelection of Barack Obama has made this issue even more pressing because he has consistently tried to secularize America.
The public schools have become the front line in this battle to banish Christmas from celebrations, songs, and events. For example: Pennsylvania fourth graders were prohibited from handling out religious Christmas cards to classmates, Massachusetts ninth graders were told they could not create Christmas cards that depict a nativity scene, Minnesota middle school kids were disciplined for ending their Christmas skit by wishing all a “Merry Christmas,” a Rhode Island high school banned a prayer banner that had hung on the auditorium wall for 38 years without any complaint, many schools deleted the word “Christmas” from their school calendar, and dozens of schools banned Christmas carols in favor of songs such as Frosty the Snowman and Winter Wonderland.
President Obama is a major part of the campaign to secularize America. For the fourth straight year, Obama again deleted God from his Thanksgiving Day address as he personally read it from the teleprompter into a camera.
Of course, there is nothing in the U.S. Constitution that requires this anti-Christmas nonsense. The purpose of all these actions is to impose a religion of secularism, which is completely contrary to American history, heritage, and constitutional law. Our answer to those who are trying to change America should be the favorite words of Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ famous story, “A Christmas Carol”: “Bah, humbug!”
Contributing Editor, Phyllis Schlafly, is the Founder and President of Eagle Forum, a national radio show host, and a best-selling author.
Used with the permission of Eagle Forum.
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