As we are still in Christmastide (through January 6, Twelfth Night), my next two posts will address the war on Christmas as seen in the United States.
Secularists and leftists laugh at this notion, but it does exist.
On December 22, 2017, Fox Radio host Todd Starnes had a poignant news story about a Christian couple, Mark and Lynn Wivell, of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Among the Wivells’ outdoor Christmas decorations was a beautiful display that read ‘JESUS’.
Todd Starnes tells us:
A few days later they received an email from the homeowner’s association asking them to remove the sign. One of their neighbors had complained that the “JESUS” display was offensive.
“We know that Christmas was about the birth of Jesus,” Mr. Wivell told the Evening Sun newspaper. “I was quite shocked it offended somebody, but I guess in today’s world I shouldn’t have been.”
The homeowner’s association came up with a brilliant wheeze to get the Wivells to take the sign down:
They argued that the “JESUS” display was a sign – and signs are not permitted.
The Wivells were unmoved and kept the display up. Good! I hope they had a happy and blessed Christmas.
Starnes then discussed the war on Christmas:
Over the past few months we’ve heard the Mainstream Media tell us that Christmas is really not a big deal. They’ve tried to discount the meaning of the holiday.
Public colleges and universities have demanded that Christmas be an all-inclusive holiday — and it should be celebrated without religious references or traditions.
Even some government leaders have tried to erase Christmas from the public marketplace — fearing that people might be offended by the true meaning of the Christmas season.
I will go into that in tomorrow’s post. This war is working. Pew Research Center results prove it.
Starnes came up with his own brilliant strategy for reminding his listeners of the Reason for the season:
And that’s why I’ve started a new tradition at the Todd Starnes Show. Beginning this Christmas, I will read the Gospel of Luke’s account of the birth of Christ on the radio — verse by verse.
So I hope you will take a moment to our recitation of the birth of Christ …
Merry Christmas, America!
Well played! It’s about time.