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A lump of coal in Denver's stocking (for banning the term "Christmas")
Ramblings' Journal ^ | 12.2.04 | Michael King

Posted on 12/02/2004 4:39:30 AM PST by mhking

Denver's holiday traditions include a Christmas Parade and the lighting of the City and County Building in downtown Denver.

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper recently announced that the phrase "MERRY CHRISTMAS" on the outside of the building will be changed to "HAPPY HOLIDAYS," in yet another politically correct attack on the institution of Christmas. And while they're at it, the city is stopping a church group from participating in the annual "Parade of Lights", and singing Christmas Carols.

Parade organizers claim that Christmas Carols may be offensive to some people.

...a church group who wants to march in the Parade of Lights and sing Christmas carols will not be allowed to participate in the parade. Organizers say the parade is about the holidays, not Christmas, but leaders of the Faith Bible Chapel say that's ridiculous.

"We can't pretend that Christ didn't exist and Christmas wasn't about his birthday, so we felt we could sing it and apparently that is not in social vogue anymore," said Pastor Gary Beasley, with the Faith Bible Chapel.

"This event is not one that has ever intended to have a religious message or a political message," said Susan Rogers, with the Downtown Denver Partnership.

She said no overtly religious symbols is allowed in the parade and that means participants can't carry "Merry Christmas" signs and can't sing traditional Christmas hymns.

Columnist Michelle Malkin has started the "Lump Of Coal" campaign, inviting readers to send a lump of coal to Denver's mayor, in the hopes of knocking some sense into his head.

If you want to participate, the address is:

Mayor John W. Hickenlooper
Denver City and County Building
1437 Bannock Street, Suite 350
Denver, CO 80202
And before I hear from you PC pooh-poohers and naysayers, please not that Denver has held this tradition for many, many years, and the term "Merry Christmas" has ALWAYS been used.

This overall practice of trying to minimize Christmas and the birth of Christ is completely off-base and out of line.

It seems that Christianity -- which is the religion of the majority of Americans -- is under attack as never before, mostly by PC-types who want to plow it under a wave of politically correct sayings and propaganda. We have a rogue court who has ruled that the phrase "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is wrong, an elementary school principal who prohibits a teacher from using the Declaration of Independance in class because it mentions God (and of course, since the teacher is a Christian, the principal is "afraid" he might use the opportunity to preach in class, right?), and now we've got people insisting that Christmas Carols are wrong because they might "offend" people.

Well, quite frankly, in that instance, I don't mind offending people. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, and I continue to sing and celebrate that fact from the rooftops. You are welcome to agree or not agree with me, but don't tell me that I can't celebrate that fact!

Oh. And the Faith Bible Chapel in Denver? Since they aren't being allowed to participate in Denver's Christmas Parade, they will walk the route an hour prior to the parade, singing Christmas Carols and passing out hot chocolate. God bless them!


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1 posted on 12/02/2004 4:39:30 AM PST by mhking
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...

Just damn.

If you want on the list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

2 posted on 12/02/2004 4:40:15 AM PST by mhking
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To: mhking

You know this is just like godless communism. They banned the use of the term 'CHRISTMAS' as well and had winter festivals instead of CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS.


3 posted on 12/02/2004 4:48:39 AM PST by Lion in Winter (I ain't no pussy cat... don't mess with me... ya hear! GRRRRRRrrr)
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To: mhking

In the spirit of the First Amendment, my liberal neighbors here in Massachusetts will be treated to the nativity scene on my front lawn, Santa on the Roof of my garage, and a large decorated Christmas tree in the front yard, with a modest blinking sign wishing them a Merry Christmas.


4 posted on 12/02/2004 4:48:59 AM PST by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: mhking

Oh, it will get worse. Next they'll want to use taxpayer funds to help pay for poor american muslims' trips to mecca.


5 posted on 12/02/2004 4:51:21 AM PST by houeto (Land of the free, home of the brave.....(thank you dear Lord!))
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To: mhking

What's this so called Mayor's name? Chickenlooper? I've never heard of such an animal. It must be related to the species politipooper, similar to the jackass. Yep, that's it, most asses are just like birds of a feather except they're asses and Denver has a big ass now. That town is starting to smell like San Francisco; dead fish, yuk.


6 posted on 12/02/2004 4:58:05 AM PST by leolink
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To: mhking
 Parade organizers claim that Christmas Carols may be offensive to some people.
 
 
 
I guess the Mayor is RIGHT!!!!! 

 1 Peter 2:6-8
 6.  Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
 7.  Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
 8.  And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
 
 
 Romans 9:33
   As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

7 posted on 12/02/2004 4:58:49 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going....)
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To: xtinct
I live in the Denver area and my liberal neighbor who is a teacher understands why "Merry Christmas" can't be used in school but is very upset that she can't have a Santa in her room or Christmas trees. They just don't get it.

What if the parade of lights had a gay Santa in a red thong with white trim holding a sign saying merry gay holidays.
Even though that would offend the majority of people - it would be PC and acceptable. Whatever
8 posted on 12/02/2004 5:03:23 AM PST by Glacier Honey
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To: mhking; All

I don't understand why they don't do what my junior high choir used to do back in the 80s. At our WINTER Concert we sang a couple religious Christmas Carols, a couple Hanukkah songs, and various non-religious holiday songs (Let it snow, etc..)

All you'd have to do is add in a few more songs nowdays for Kwanzaa and Yule - wouldn't that cover just about everyone?! I just don't understand what all the fuss is about.

I certainly didn't give up my Catholic upbringing simply because I sang a couple Hanukkah songs, it was actually kinda fun! AND, I don't remember any parents protesting on either side!


9 posted on 12/02/2004 5:03:27 AM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: mhking
People should just show up and start singing Christmas carols and hymns over loudspeakers and blow horns.
10 posted on 12/02/2004 5:04:35 AM PST by wmichgrad ("We must find a way to help the liberals!" Sean Hannity November 9, 2004)
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To: mhking

Merry Christmas, everybody!!


11 posted on 12/02/2004 5:04:43 AM PST by loreldan
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To: mhking

The Denver Post Jan.20,1905::Entire city Pauses for Prayer even at the high tide of business:Remarkable outburst of
gospel sentiment. . . noonday meetings draw congregations unprecedented in numbers." So published the DenverPost
but America yet reflected the original intent,then. We were
yet the "Christian nation" found reflected in our utterances and institutions by an honorable Supreme Court
in 1892.Now we more closely reflect the godless atheism of the failed Soviet system --and what Abu'l A'la Mawdudi, in
Islamic Law and Constitution' so aptly records of "Western
Secular Democracy . .. a divorce has been affected between
politics and religion, a sa result of this secularization,
the society, and particularly its politically active elements have ceased to attach muck or any importance to
morality and ethics."I will send Mayor Hickenlooper a
Christmas card while such sentiments are yet allowed in
America.


12 posted on 12/02/2004 5:06:04 AM PST by StonyBurk
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To: mhking; Lion in Winter; xtinct; houeto; leolink; Elsie; Glacier Honey; LibertyRocks; wmichgrad; ...
I have a list of all the phone numbers for all the elected officials in Denver Colorado.What I suggest we all do is call the numbers next to everyones names and hold the telephone up to the speakers of the cdplayer and play christmas carols into the phone.Mannhiem steamroller would be a great choice becasue im sure all these people know that they are rush limbaughs favorite christmas band :-) This plan would be great for after hours also when you knowthe voicemail will pick up so they will haveto wade throug dozens of christmas carols to get to thier real voiceemails :-D Elected Officials
Below are links to the Web pages for Denver's Mayor, Auditor, City Council and Election Commission. Their office locations and contact information, including E-mail addresses, are also included below, as are links to various state and federal agencies, services and officials.

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MAYOR
John W. Hickenlooper
1437 Bannock Street
Suite 350
Denver, Colorado 80202
Phone: (720) 865-9000
Fax: (720) 865-8791
MileHighMayor@ci.denver.co.us

AUDITOR
Dennis J. Gallagher
201 West Colfax Avenue
Department 705
Denver, Colorado 80202
Phone: (720) 913-5010
Fax: (720) 913-5253
dennis.gallagher@ci.denver.co.us

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Sandy Adams
200 W. 14th Ave., Suite 100
Denver, Colorado 80204
Phone: (720) 913-8683
Fax: (720) 913-8600
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Susan Rogers
200 W. 14th Ave., Suite 100
Denver, Colorado 80204
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TTY: (720) 913-8657
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Rick Garcia
2785 Speer Blvd., Suite 246
Denver, Colorado 80211
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District 2
Jeanne Faatz
3100 S. Sheridan Blvd., Unit D
Denver, Colorado 80227
Phone: (303) 763-8562
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Rosemary E. Rodriguez
69 Knox Ct.
Denver, Colorado 80219
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Peggy Lehmann
6740 E. Hampden Avenue
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Denver, Colorado 80224
Phone: (303) 504-5781
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Marcia Johnson
6740 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80220
Phone: (303) 355-4615
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Charlie Brown
2324 E. Exposition Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80209
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Kathleen MacKenzie
1437 Bannock St., Suite 451
Denver, Colorado 80202
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Elbra Wedgeworth
3280 Downing St., Unit C
Denver, Colorado 80205
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Judy H. Montero
2828 Speer Blvd., Suite 111
Denver, Colorado 80211
Phone: (303) 458-8960
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Jeanne Robb
1232 E. Colfax Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80218
Phone: (303) 377-1807
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Michael B. Hancock
4730 Oakland St., Suite 200
Denver, Colorado 80239
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Carol Boigon
1437 Bannock St., Suite 451
Denver, Colorado 80202
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Denver, Colorado 80202
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13 posted on 12/02/2004 5:11:25 AM PST by freepatriot32 (http://chonlalonde.blogspot.com)
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To: mhking

The parade will feature belly dancers, homosexual/transgendered indians, kung fu artisans, Chinese dragon dancers.

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=41724

Doesn't sound like a Christmas parade to me.


14 posted on 12/02/2004 5:13:52 AM PST by ladylib ("Marc Tucker Letter to Hillary Clinton" says it all.)
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To: freepatriot32



Merry Chrismukah


15 posted on 12/02/2004 5:14:11 AM PST by LauraleeBraswell (See and decide for yourself)
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To: mhking
Columnist Michelle Malkin has started the "Lump Of Coal" campaign, inviting readers to send a lump of coal to Denver's mayor, in the hopes of knocking some sense into his head.

A lump of coal might make this idiot think that we are trying to solve his energy problems.
I would rather send him a Christmas Card, with "Merry Christmas" or "Oh Holy Night" prominently visible on the front in very large and festive letters.

16 posted on 12/02/2004 5:14:32 AM PST by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.)
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To: mhking
When will this idiotic crap stop?! Why do 98% of the people continue to bend over backwards to appease to 2% of alleged "offended"? Unbelievable.
17 posted on 12/02/2004 5:19:12 AM PST by Common Sense 101
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To: freepatriot32
That's a lot of Christmas cards, but worth the expense and the religious stamps attached.

: )

I'm on it!

18 posted on 12/02/2004 5:23:40 AM PST by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.)
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To: ladylib

I thought you were kidding.


19 posted on 12/02/2004 5:35:13 AM PST by Ben Chad
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To: Ben Chad

Nope.


20 posted on 12/02/2004 5:37:31 AM PST by ladylib ("Marc Tucker Letter to Hillary Clinton" says it all.)
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To: mhking

Add me to the list. I am a teacher in NJ. I have on Christmas Carols right now.


21 posted on 12/02/2004 5:38:43 AM PST by mware
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To: mhking

Didn't "Kristalnacht" begin with the burning of Books and end with the burning of millions of people.
Christians better start responding to these totalatarian idiots who intend to criminalize being a christian and show them our feelings for our faith before we are done away with.
Jesus Christ is the reason for Christmas.


22 posted on 12/02/2004 5:54:54 AM PST by chatham
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To: mhking
Well in order to comply with the true meaning of "spepartation of Church & State" all Government Employees should have to work on Christmas. We can't have the Governement Employees taking off on a religious holiday!
23 posted on 12/02/2004 5:57:44 AM PST by Lockbox
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To: mhking; MeekOneGOP; little jeremiah; EdReform; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Just inform Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and the Denver City Council that they have become a dangerous city for Christian Americans. So you and your family will not be visiting Denver. If you own a corporation, tell him that you will not hold meetings in Denver.

Ever since the Islamofascist Mayor of Portland, Vera Katz, came out as a pro Islamofascist and anti America/GW mayor, we have stopped visiting Portland. We are not alone.

The State Department publishes a list of countries where Americans are not safe. We need to publish a list of anti Christian cities where Christians are not wanted and may not be safe.

Our personal list of anti Christian cities/areas to avoid:

San Francisco, Follywood, San Jose, Marin County, Oakland/ Berkley, Eugene, Oregon, Portland Oregon, Seattle and now Denver.


24 posted on 12/02/2004 5:58:20 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Writers of hate GW/Christians/ Republicans Articles = GIM=GAY INFECTED MEDIOTS!)
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To: freepatriot32

Many thanks for the email address list. EVERYONE SHOULD SEND AN EMAIL CHRISTMAS CARD TODAY -- they all need the blessing of CHRIST.


25 posted on 12/02/2004 6:04:32 AM PST by Elkiejg (HE'S WITH ME!!!!!)
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To: mhking; All
BTTT!

See also "Parade prohibition puzzles preacher" and "Denver bans words 'Merry Christmas' from traditional downtown parade of lights" for additional Freeper comments.

26 posted on 12/02/2004 6:08:43 AM PST by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
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To: EdReform

Let me get this straight. Any reference to the actual holiday is offensive to other religions, but a state sponsored sardonic parody is supposed to be accepted by Christians.
This parade is to Christians what a Minstrel Show is to Blacks. A Hate Crime is in the eye of the victim. Shut down this travesty.


27 posted on 12/02/2004 6:16:25 AM PST by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: LibertyRocks
Christmas is the day set aside to celebrate the birth of the Savior, albeit the Bible does not give specifics in this matter. Almost all churches that call themselves Christian recognize the date, even those that do not adhere to orthodox doctrines. The vast majority of Americans profess some variety of Christianity. The culture that underlies American society was strongly influenced by Biblical teaching, as is the Anglo-American common law that is foundational to our republican form of government.

This Christian foundation has been under attack for over a century in some quarters, such as academia and literary and artistic circles. In the early decades of the 20th Century, liberalism thoroughly infected the mainline Protestant denominations, whose Ivy League colleges, prep schools, seminaries, and other institutions were bulwarks of Christian faith and American civilization. Later in that century, the Roman Catholic Church in America was also swamped by a tide of liberalism, weakening it as a bulwark against the forces of darkness. The New Deal converted the Federal government from a limited role in society to a centralized, dominant element in American life.

The 1960s opened the floodgates of anti-Christian, un-American poison into our body politic. The sexual revolution, situation ethics, explicit sex and gore in the theater, then the movies, and finally TV, the hippie movement and its related drug culture, and multiculturalism were released like demons, destroying the lives of millions and undermining the foundations of American society.

As a result, Denver's 2004 "holiday" celebration involves the celebration of pagans and perverts. It is past time Christians boycotted this "holiday" nonsense and let not only the Denver City Council, but the corporate sponsors of this "holiday" such as the Metro Denver Ford dealers, Xcel Energy, Starbucks, et. al., of their displeasure at their endorsement of an anti-Christian, un-American agenda.

28 posted on 12/02/2004 6:21:37 AM PST by Wallace T.
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To: mhking
Astounding.

But hardly surprising.

29 posted on 12/02/2004 6:28:38 AM PST by Gritty ("Man without God is a beast" - Whittaker Chambers)
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To: mhking

Don't you love bureaucrats? It would be one thing if they had banned "Christmas" years ago but these losers are catching the wave on its way out.


30 posted on 12/02/2004 6:34:28 AM PST by Let's Roll (For a guy who shirked his own job, Kerry sure was eager to tell others how to do theirs ...)
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To: mhking
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Sent the Mayor this paragraph via email,  "Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper recently announced that the phrase "MERRY CHRISTMAS" on the outside of the building will be changed to "HAPPY HOLIDAYS," in yet another politically correct attack on the institution of Christmas. And while they're at it, the city is stopping a church group from participating in the annual "Parade of Lights", and singing Christmas Carols."

And told him I was stationed at Lowry AFB in 1958.

Buddy B

31 posted on 12/02/2004 6:38:45 AM PST by Buddy B
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To: Elkiejg

Hey, Gang! Here's a good site for free virtual e-cards. There are some cute animated ones here that have very strong "reason for the season" Christmas themes to them. I'm on it! I will also inform the Mayor and his staff that since I am a white Christian, I now feel afraid to visit his city to see family, and I will not be visiting for business reasons, either. If he can't prove to me that I would be safe and free to express my beliefs within his city limits, I can no longer take the chance of visiting. Jerk!

http://www.virtualflorist.com/en/act/selection/?p=1&s=86


32 posted on 12/02/2004 6:48:11 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: mhking

Christmas is not just a religious holiday. It is an official FEDERAL holiday. This is akin to banning the term "Happy Thanksgiving" on Thanksgiving day.


33 posted on 12/02/2004 7:02:58 AM PST by tellw
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To: xtinct
The First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof .......

Translation: It is unconstitutional for Congress to establish the Church of the United States of America and it is unconstitutional for Government to prohibit you from wishing someone a Merry Christmas.

A lawsuit all the way up to SCOTUS is in order here.

34 posted on 12/02/2004 7:06:21 AM PST by Polybius
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To: freepatriot32

I just called the mayor's office. You can get right through. CALL! CALL! CALL!

The radical leftists did not learn their lesson on Nov. 2nd. We need to hold their heads under the water everytime they start to take a breath.


35 posted on 12/02/2004 7:12:21 AM PST by juggernaut
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To: juggernaut
I just called the mayor's office. You can get right through.

What kind of response did you get?

36 posted on 12/02/2004 7:49:32 AM PST by mhking
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To: massgopguy

Let me get this straight. Any reference to the actual holiday is offensive to other religions, but a state sponsored sardonic parody is supposed to be accepted by Christians.


Yes, thanks to the ACLU and their ilk.

You can join the fight against these people by becoming involved with and supporting the following organizations:

American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) - http://www.aclj.org

Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) - http://www.thomasmore.org

Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) - http://www.alliancedefensefund.org

The Rutherford Institute - http://www.rutherford.org/


Here are just a few recent examples of how two of those organizations are fighting back:

ADF Contacts Over 3,600 School Districts Over Attempts To Censor Christmas

ADF: 700 lawyers ready to fight ACLU lawsuits

ADF: Pentagons' Warning About Boyscouts Is Absurd

Thomas More Law Center: Town of Palm Beach Pays $50,000 In Attorney Fees Apologizes To Women In Nativity Lawsuit

37 posted on 12/02/2004 7:52:30 AM PST by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
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To: mhking

His rep said that the Mayor had not yet taken a position regarding the lighted city signs. He was polite and agreed to convey my thoughts to the Mayor.


38 posted on 12/02/2004 8:14:18 AM PST by juggernaut
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To: mhking
Y'know, I watched the end of a Tech-TV show the other day (I don't remember what the show was called), and they were doing a Christmas special. At the very end, the hosts and crew got out and said, "Happy Nondiscriminatory Winter Season". It was obviously satire, but the PC police would like us all to be talking that way.

Merry Christmas. If you're offended, suck it up.
39 posted on 12/02/2004 8:23:54 AM PST by 4mycountry ("A robber!" *BANG* *pause* "Oh no ... Call 911! I think I just shot Santa off the neighbor's roof!")
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To: mhking

Just a lump? I'd give them the whole strip mine :-)


40 posted on 12/02/2004 9:19:53 AM PST by steveegg (At this point, even Baghdad Bob has more credibility than Dan Blather)
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To: mhking
Denver Mayor to Light Community Menorah (He's the "Merry Christmas" censor)
41 posted on 12/02/2004 9:21:44 AM PST by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
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To: freepatriot32

I'd use the vocals (Mannheim Steamroller is strictly an instrumental group).


42 posted on 12/02/2004 9:22:13 AM PST by steveegg (At this point, even Baghdad Bob has more credibility than Dan Blather)
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To: Polybius
....from another thread......

?.......Denver?

I thought it was Boulder that had the famous historic Christmas Parades?

...........but,.....maybe,...The Boulder anti-christians have taken control of Denver too?

....'roots'.....?

/sarcasm

43 posted on 12/02/2004 9:24:12 AM PST by maestro
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To: maestro

BUMP!


44 posted on 12/02/2004 9:31:06 AM PST by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.)
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To: Grampa Dave
bump! bump! bump!

45 posted on 12/02/2004 11:29:24 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP! )
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To: Common Sense 101
When will this idiotic crap stop?! Why do 98% of the people continue to bend over backwards to appease to 2% of alleged "offended"? Unbelievable.

The big question is: Who are these people? Who are the one's that allege they are offended? Is this an invisible enemy?

Who is it specifically?

46 posted on 12/02/2004 11:33:25 AM PST by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: Joe Hadenuf

This is the "they" they always speak of.

I'm offended by a parade that caters to the sexual fetishes of homosexuals/bisexuals/trysexuals/transexuals. No more Gay Pride Parades.

If you've EVER had a sexual thought of ANY kind in your life, join the parade. Only Sexual Bacchanal from now on. VD Day!


47 posted on 12/02/2004 12:47:14 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: mhking
If enough people ignored the "ban" then it wouldn't matter now would it?


48 posted on 12/02/2004 12:48:56 PM PST by unixfox (Close the borders, problems solved!)
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To: weegee

Uh, I was referring to Christmas and this event.


49 posted on 12/02/2004 12:51:26 PM PST by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: Joe Hadenuf

If the politically correct are going to supress Christians at parades centered around religious holidays, then they need to be equally opportunity equalizers and make sure that no one is offended at ANY parades.

Memorial Day and Veterans Day parades will now also honor slain Nazis, North Koreans, Viet Cong, and Iraqis least we offend anyone in the immigrant communities. < /sarcasm >


50 posted on 12/02/2004 1:07:00 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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