Skip to comments.Boston Concedes that "Holiday Tree" is a Christmas Tree
Posted on 11/25/2005 10:01:45 AM PST by dukeman
Today Boston's Mayor and the Parks Commissioner reversed course under pressure from Liberty Counsel regarding the City's annual Christmas tree. A Christmas tree has been donated by Nova Scotia for the past 34 years to honor Boston for providing help following the 1917 Haifax Explosion. This year the tree was renamed by City officials to the "Holiday Tree." When the Nova Scotia donor learned that the tree was renamed, he was "hopping mad," and stated that he should have "put it in the chipper."
After learning of this incident, Liberty Counsel pressured City officials to reverse course and call the tree a Christmas tree. Last night I appeared on Hannity and Colmes to discuss this assault on Christmas. Today, the Mayor and the Parks Commissioner responded and now concede the tree will be called a Christmas tree.
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They have been donating a tree for 34 years in remenbrance of an event that occurred in 1917? It appears that they have some catching up to do.
"That is so dumb."
I know -- everyone knows that it's really a "wishing tree." :)
I don't understand why the merchants would be onboard this movement. Santa Claus is of Christian derivation. It is not Hindu, Moslem, or Jewish (although it has been quasie adopted by Jews and tied to their own holiday.) Take away the underlying holy-day reason for the season celebrated by the majority of the population and the gift going goes with it. Why would they want to insult the majority of their customers at the biggest sales time of year?
I don't understand why some fear Christmas so much.
They should be fearing Christ's second coming!
A christmas tree is forbidden but a Jewish menorah or star is allowed.
We need to declare Thanksgiving to new years to be a PC free "safe zone".
My, what people of strength and conviction. Why didn't they fight on principle? How come?
Well, this is a minor victory. Sad thing is we'll have to fight this all over again come next year until finally we're too old, too few in number to make sufficient fuss.
(Albeit a little early--Advent starts this Sunday.)
"I don't understand why some fear Christmas so much.
They should be fearing Christ's second coming!"
God bless you, Charles. Merry Christmas.
What gets me is they are trashing centuries old traditions and then call US the agressors. As if WE'RE the ones trying to change the country. It's just so dishonest.
They = the Radical Secularists.
Same stupids who run Boston gave a sweet deal on land to a new mega Mosque in Roxbury.
No! No! No! If the word "holiday" were extracted from the English language, the media and department stores would be rendered speechless when it comes to describing anything associated with Christmas. They want to avoid saying or writing "Christmas" with every ounce of their being. My God, man, have you no mercy?
They should just come out, say what they think, and call it a "HUMBUG TREE".
hmm wonder what they'd if they knew that the word Holiday actually means Holy Day ;)
# A religious feast day; a holy day.
My other 'sick of hearing' is all the come here's constantly complaining that they want the ethnic life style they had in the old country.
They come here because of freedoms and immediately want to change everything to suit their ethnic life style. If they don't like it here as it is, they need to go back where they came from. We don't want to live the Hispanic, Oriental or Muslim life style, that is why we are still here in the good old USA.
When will they start calling it a Holiday Candlestick?
I think that they would desperately search for another word.
Rats are loosing on every front.
Speaking of which... I'm sitting in the Munich, Germany, airport waiting for my flight back to the states. They have "Merry Christmas" signs everywhere in this GOVERNMENT airport. It's sad to see the semi-socialist state of Germany be more friendly to religion than localities in the states. Liberals certainly hate Christians/Jews (well, th believing types of Christians/Jews anyway).
A few specific reasons Liberals hate Christians/Jews:
1)Do not murder
2) Do not commit adultery
3) Honor your mother and father
4) Homosexuality is an abomination (never mind that it kills, on average, 20 years early)
5) Husbands are to love their wives the way Jesus loved the church
6) Do not divorce
The list goes on... and it's full of all kinds of things that liberals want the freedom to do.
Yup. And many of them openly declare that western civilization is corrupt and that they intend on changing us to be like where they came from.
Hear, Hear! I join you in unapologetically and enthusiastically celebrating Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ the Son of God.
"I think it's a bunch of bullcrap," Hatt said Tuesday. "The States is never happy with the way things are. They always gotta change something.
"Ever since I was born, a tree was put up for Christmas, not for holidays, because if you're gonna do that you might as well put a tree up for Easter."
Quite right! I say Happy Hanukkah to my Jewish friends. Of course Hanukkah celebrates the Maccabees victory over the Greeks who were trying to paganize their culture. Sound familiar?
The local NBC channel performed a poll two days ago, which they have since taken down. Final vote was over 94% wanted it to remaina "Christmas Tree". Somehow no one listens to the people of Mass.
That's what Lowe's is calling them. I guess the PC memo went out. Expect to see more in the future.
Then one wonders why those folks elect the leaders they do...
To deny the Christian aspect of the Christmas tree is also to deny the historical aspect - the evergreen was adopted to replace the pagan symbol that was the oak tree, in order to symbolize the eternity, the 'evergreen' of God.
Seems so silly to try to call it a 'Holiday tree'. After all, what other religion has a decorated tree in its decorations? Jews have their Menorahs, folks who celebrate Kwanzaa have their Unity candles, but no other group except Christians honoring the birth of Christ with their Christmas celebrations use a tree in their decorations, so why call it anything else?
Lowe's has done an about-face on that.
It's Sears with their "Wish Trees" that slays me!
I suspect the tree providor wasn't around in 1917. ; )