.- Christians should not show timidity in cultural disputes over traditional Christmas songs, displays and Nativity scenes, the head of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights says. He charges such disputes are contrived by a small set of “mean-spirited people” who wrongly insinuate that many non-Christians are offended by Christmas.
It seems to me that Christians are rather mean-spirited about their own holiday: why can't other people celebrate that particular time of year in their own way and have that way acknowledged in similar fashion?
CNA spoke with Donohue in a Tuesday phone interview. He said that the “War on Christmas” largely began with the Catholic League’s successful efforts to place a Nativity scene in the same New York City public park which hosted the world’s largest menorah.
The Catholic League also sued the City of New York because miniature menorahs were displayed in public schools but Christian symbols were not.
On November 11, 2009, the American Family Association called for a "limited two-month boycott" of Gap, Inc over what they claimed was the "company's censorship of the word Christmas." In a advertising campaign launched by Gap on November 12, the term "Christmas" was both spoken and printed on their website at least once, and was part of a television ad campaign sung as: "Go Christmas, Go Hanukkah, Go Kwanzaa, Go solstice... go Christmas, go Hanukkah, go whatever holiday you Wannakuh".
The above is not shameless exploitation of a holiday, but a HIDEOUS exploitation of a holiday! I can see Glenn Beck weeping in front of it saying something like, "What a wonderful gesture and from such wonderful kids!"
How many storefront churches are going to by this stuff? Probably hundreds. And how many in-your-face Religious Right churches are going to boycott it? Probably zero. They never did try to remove that glow-in-the-dark plastic Jesus from people’s cars, so why should they protest a tacky setup like this? After all, this is not an attack on Christianity.
Now let's take a quick look at the other insidious ways secularists have been able to wage their War on Christmas:
And let's take a look at the Gap's vicious attack on Christmas: