Yesterday I started composing an essay called “In Defense of Christmas.” I’m an unlikely person to write such a commentary, inasmuch as I come from a unique church that considers Jewish holidays more important than Christian ones, but the combination of political correctness and stupidity that threatens to ruin Christmas is getting to be too much for even bystanders like me. You may have heard how in England, department store Santas have been told to lose weight so they’ll be a better role model for the kids (Remember when Santa was fat and the kids were skinny? Not any more!), and that in Australia Santa has to say “Ha ha ha!” instead of “Ho ho ho!” because it might scare kids, and it makes others think of a slang term for prostitutes. Here’s a cartoon I saw today on Christian-underground.com, that shows what a politically correct Santa would look like (click on the thumbnail to see it full size).
Well, it looks like I decided to write not a day too soon. This morning I learned about some bills passed in Congress that, by themselves, are just frivolous legislation, unworthy of much attention. But when you put together voting patterns, aha, they tell another story! Earlier this year, Congress passed laws endorsing the Hindu religion (on Divali?) and the Moslem holiday of Ramadan. Now they have voted on an endorsement of Christmas. You’d think saying yes on this would be a no-brainer, inasmuch as this country is 82% Christian, and quite a few of the non-Christians enjoy Christmas, too. Even Ron Paul, the Libertarian from Texas, voted yes on the Christmas bill, when you’d think he wouldn’t care to vote on such a thing. But nine members of the House of Representatives who voted yes on the Ramadan bill also voted no on the Christmas bill. So who are the nine who prefer Ramadan over Christmas?
Diana DeGette of Colorado
Gary Ackerman and Yvette Clarke of New York
Alcee Hastings of Florida
Barbara Lee, Fortney Stark and Lynn Woolsey of California
Jim McDermott of Washington
Robert Scott of Virginia
Why did they do it? Either they’re just plain dumb (which wouldn’t surprise me, since they’re all Democrats), or they’re afraid of offending Moslems. In other words, they’ve become dhimmified. If that’s the case, I hope they like seeing their granddaughters in burqas.
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On second thought, maybe I shouldn’t have predicted Santa would leave coal in their stockings for being naughty. With fossil fuel being so expensive these days, coal doesn’t look like a bad present anymore. While I think of some other unpleasant gift in place of the coal, check out this video about how to teach merchants the true spirit of Christmas, in a way even they can understand. Merry Tossmas!