Summary: In America Christmas no longer includes Christ.

Christmas without Christ

Luke 2:1-20

Christmas 2005

We are in a point in American History that we want to take God and religion out of all public life for fear we will offend someone. So we don’t thank God at Thanksgiving we are just to be thankful. At Christmas we want to have a happy holiday with no religious intrusion. Christmas has always been a time of Peace on earth, Joy to the World, and good will to mankind. People are nicer at Christmas it seems. So the secular people of our country want to keep the peace, joy, and good will in this winter holiday, but avoid all religious references. What they really want is Christmas without Christ. It would be like Veterans Day without any mention of Veterans, war, death, or sacrifice. Or Martin Luther King Day being celebrated without mentioning MLK in any way shape or form, just enjoy it as a government day off work and school. Our celebrating presidents day, but not mentioning them old presidents that nobody cares about anyway. Do you see how foolish that would seem? But this is far worse, because the joy, peace, and good will literally flow from the reason for the season, “God our creator has come to earth, to save us from our sins, guilt, and shame, and to change us into the kind of people we all want to be around.

On the hospital walls at The James Cancer Center, in Columbus Ohio, a decoration says “Joy to the World” and stops. That describes our world, but without the next line- there is no reason for joy to the world. The LORD IS COME!

A Christmas Witch in Wisconsin Public School

Wisconsin Elementary School Changes "Silent Night" to "Cold in the Night" While Decorating For A Christmas Witch!

In Dodgeville, Wisconsin, Ridgeway Elementary School’s "winter program" has changed the name of "Silent Night" to "Cold in the Night." Sung to the tune of "Silent Night," the lyrics include: "Cold in the night, no one in sight, winter winds whirl and bite, how I wish I were happy and warm, safe with my family out of the storm."

The "winter program" included decorating classrooms with Santa Claus, Kwanza symbols, Menorahs, and Labafana–a Christmas witch!

Also in Wisconsin, the Glendale-River Hills School District has banned every Christmas song which has any Christian "motive or theme." But while banning Christian Christmas songs, the district permits secular holiday songs as well as songs celebrating Hanukkah. In defending this policy, Frances Smith, the district administrator, says that the Hanukkah songs are more cultural than spiritual.

What these schools are doing to our children is not educating, but indoctrinating! And they are using Christmas as an excuse. Following the lead of the National Educational Association, Wisconsin educational leaders preach tolerance and diversity while being highly intolerant! Most of the residents of Wisconsin are tolerant, but not their educational leaders.

Banning nativity scenes. Banning Christmas songs in school. Banning Christmas in advertising.

Calling a Christmas tree a "holiday" tree. Calling a Christmas parade a holiday parade. Refusing to mention the Reason for the season. It is time to take a stand for our children, our families, our faith and our freedom!

Christmas Under Attack

While the trend to replace the word "Christmas" with "holiday" or "winter" in retail stores and public schools has been steadily growing over the years, it seems that this year, the assault on public expressions of Christmas has risen to an unprecedented level. Some stores have become more "Christmas friendly," but examples still abound with what many perceive as the secularization of Christmas.

* The city of Boston recently renamed its Christmas tree in Boston Commons a "holiday tree."

* In their 260 pages of newspaper insert promotions, Target, Kroger, Office Max, Walgreens, Sears, Staples, Lowe’s, J.C. Penney, Dell and Best Buy failed to mention Christmas a single time, according to research conducted by the American Family Association.

* The Glendale-River Hills, Wis., School District has expressly prohibited any song close to the Christmas holiday from having any religious "motive or theme." While banning Christian Christmas songs, the district permits secular holiday songs as well as songs celebrating Hanukkah.

* For about 25 years, Auburn University in Alabama has lit a Christmas tree in December. This year the Student Government Association issued a press release announcing the lighting of the "Holiday Tree" on December 1.

* The management company that oversees a subdivision in Novi, Michigan, sent the Samona family a letter demanding they remove a nativity scene from their front yard or face fines of up to $100 per week. After being contacted by the attorney representing the Samona family, the company reversed its position, and sent an apology along with a gift basket.

* School teachers in Jackson County, Georgia, are prohibited from wearing any pins, angels, crosses or clothing that has any religious connotation or affiliation. They are also under instruction not to have "Christmas" parties in the classroom, but to refer to them as "winter" parties.

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