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Posted on 12/29/2007 11:27:39 AM PST by stan_sipple
Group calls for end to Christmas Culture wars
The outrage by some people over department stores using the phrase Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas is a distraction from real moral and social issues, according to a group of concerned Catholics and evangelical Christians.
The group has called for a cease-fire in the Christmas culture wars, and challenged conservative talk-show host Bill OReilly and others who have lashed out against a so-called secular War on Christmas.
In an Open Letter to Christmas Culture Warriors published as an advertisement in the New York Post, Washington Times and the National Catholic Reporter, the group says the debate about words used in greetings detracts from the Christmas message of love and good will.
Christmas marks a season of hope, peace and the light of justice illuminating the dark corners of our world," said Alexia Kelley, Executive Director of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good. "At a time of a real war in Iraq, and 37 million of our American neighbors living in poverty, we should be focusing on promoting peace and human dignity in our world."
For more information visit www.catholicsinalliance.org.
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Yes it does.
But it's really about the birth of the Savior of mankind (peoplekind?)and there are a Whole lot of people who don't know Him.
all of course are the products of struggle, contention, battle, sacrifice.
No, we can't all just get along; at least not with our enemies.
Right those fanatic Christians who want to flog teachers for naming teddy bears Jesus should cool it.
What a crock! The secular PC crowd started this war and now we are suppose to kiss and let bygones be bygones, hell no!!
Took a while to get to the name of the group. We need more groups doing what we're supposed to be doing anyway.
They forget terrorists started the war and many of those 37 million poor people got there because of liberal policies.
We’re talking about the war on Christmas.
Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good
Social justice, National Council of Bishops - Yep, the lefty part of the Church, listen to them!
Christians arent supposed to oppose abortion and immorality but its just fine to roll out ministers to denounce deporting illegal aliens.
See the guilty parties here: The expected collection of Jesuits, aging baby boomer nuns with ambiguous hair styles, etc.
Looks like they have an article from one of Pilla’s boys from Cleveland on their site.
I actually think that some Christians believe that the church grows best when Christians are persecuted.
“Ah, the good old days.”
Sorry — no disrespect to the Common Loon intended.
Bonus points if you can come up with the 'evangelicals' involved in this Democrat front group.
Ever notice that only ONE side is ever called upon to stop fighting? Ever notice that it is ALWAYS the same side?
I’ve decided that next year, instead of fighting about “Merry Christmas,” Christians need to start answering “Happy Holidays” with “Happy Jesus’ Birthday to you, too!” Perhaps that will make the point more clearly.
Would those be the preachers who helped cover for Clinton’s philandering?
Enough of this nonsense. I'm sick of hearing Happy Holidays - which, much to my great surprise, now encompasses Thanksgiving and News Year - both non-sectarian feasts. Sign me up!