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!
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.