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I always wish people “Happy Holidays”. I used those words to cover both Christmas and New Year’s Day. But no more. From now on I will make a point of saying “Merry Christmas”. I don’t like being told what to do, how to act, or what to say, especially when it is bull****. When I was in school we said the Pledge of Allegiance. We sang “God Bless American”. And we had Christmas parties and a Christmas play. Christmas vacation was called Christmas vacation, not winter vacation.
Isn’t is said the majority rules? Well not in America. A country in which 90% of the population celebrate Christmas, it is considered offensive to say Merry Christmas.
I do not believe saying “Merry Christmas” or mentioning Jesus is offensive to people of other faiths. The song White Christmas was written by an American Jew named Irving Berlin. So apparently Christmas was not offensive to him.
If I moved to a different country I would not expect them to change their religious customs to suit me. Would you? Would you expect them to hide their religion from view? Of course not. This is only being used as an excuse.
Christmas is offensive to the anti-religious. And saying “Merry Christmas” is a reminder of just how religious America is.
Saying Merry Christmas & Religious Decorations Banned
Today I read about a VA Hospital in Texas that took down a manger of the baby Jesus and a Merry Christmas banner after someone complained about “overly religious and offensive” decorations. The hospital says: “The faith specific symbols were displayed in a public area without other specific religious symbols being included.”
The VA hospital later released this statement:
“We acknowledge that the corrective action should have been to display the faith-specific holiday decoration along with multiple religious faith symbols. We are currently ensuring that our staff are educated and aware of the national policy and how it relates to decorations throughout the facility.”
Another VA hospital in Salem Virginia banned Christmas greetings, “religious” carols, and Christmas trees from all public area. After hospital employees protested the VA relented. They agreed to allow Christmas trees, provided the trees were accompanied by symbols of Kwanzaa and Hanukkah. However, hospital employees are still prohibited from wishing veterans a “Merry Christmas” or playing “religious” Christmas music.
I never imagined I would see the day that saying Merry Christmas was banned in America. Yet, that day is here.
The ban on Christmas came from President Barack Obama’s Department of Veterans Affairs. If an employee wishes a veteran a “Merry Christmas” they could by punished by the government.
Christmas IS a national holiday. Will the government try to take that away, too?
It’s being called the war on Christmas. It’s really a war on Christianity. It is not right to force people to hide or change their beliefs. Isn’t America the land of the free? Isn’t the government supposed to be of the people, by the people, for the people?
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution covers our Freedom of Speech and our Freedom of Religion. So I am and will continue to exercise my rights whether the anti-religious like it or not.