Several years ago, Foxnews.com reported that members of the Music Department at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania were busy creating a disc of holiday music from various religions and cultures because the traditional carols with their Christian message offended some non-Christians in the area. The University’s programmed bell system requires a special disc and they couldn’t find one with holiday music that wasn’t Christian in nature.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that there will be no Christmas parade in that city this year (2002). The Downtown Partnership and the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau, which sponsors the parade, said such a moniker excludes a portion of the community. They have decided to rename the event as 'The Little Rock Holiday Parade. "I just wanted to make sure it was ...
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We’ve all read and heard these Bible verses about the shepherds before, taught by pastors and Sunday School teachers at Christmas time. We can even hear these verses on TV each year if we watch “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Charlie Brown spends the show as so many people do today, looking in all ...read more
Contributed by Mark Haines on Dec 8, 2000
In 1864, one of America’s great poets, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, wrote the poem which became the well-known carol, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day. When I first heard this song, I wondered, “Why does he suddenly shift from joy at hearing the Christmas bells into such deep ...read more
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Dec 6, 2000
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Contributed by James Wilson on Dec 11, 2000
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