Heated debate again over ‘War on Christmas’ claims

18 Dec

All credit goes to CNN! (link at the end)

-Rosierosiered (Rosie)

(CNN) — Americans are in a war that pits the politically correct against Christmas carolers, some say. They say it’s a battle that plays out in the halls of Congress, retail stores and public schools across the country, and it’s one that’s been raging for years.

Republican Rep. Henry Brown of South Carolina introduced a resolution this month asking that the House express support for the use of Christmas symbols and traditions and frown on any attempt to ban references to the holiday.

“Each year, I could see a diminishing value of the spiritual part of Christmas,” Brown said. “It would seem like another group would go from the Christmas spirit to the holiday spirit.”

“What I’m afraid of — if we don’t bring some kind of closure to this continuous change, then in 20 years it will almost be completely different from what we see today … and so we would lose the whole emphasis of what the very early beginnings of Christmas was all about.”

So far, the resolution has one Democrat and 72 Republicans as co-sponsors. The House hasn’t taken it up, but the chamber adopted similar resolutions in the past.

Barry Lynn, an ordained minister and executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, isn’t keen on the prospect of congressional action. Read More

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