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.
Liberty Counsel's Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign is designed to educate about the constitutionality of Christmas and to defend against threats to Christmas. When education does not resolve the matter, we will go to court.
On Monday I talked about the Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign on the Fox News Channel on the O'Reilly Factor; yesterday on Hannity and Colmes, and today with John Gibson. Today, Dr. Jerry Falwell also discussed the Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign on the O'Reilly Factor, and on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 and Paula Zahn Now .
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Write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to thank the City of Boston for acknowledging Christmas. You can also participate in a poll by a local television station about naming the Christmas tree. At this time, 94% favor calling the tree 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?