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  • Catholics and Atheists Wage Billboard War Over Christmas

    12/01/2010 1:17:50 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies · 2+ views
    DNA Info ^ | November 30, 2010 | Jordan Heller
    Prompted by a billboard calling Christmas a myth, the Catholic League erected a pro-Jesus billboard Tuesday. MANHATTAN — The Catholic League, upset over an anti-Christmas billboard at the New Jersey entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel, threw a "counterpunch" at atheists Tuesday with a billboard of their own on the New York side of the tunnel.The new 26-by-24-foot billboard at Dyer Avenue and West 31st Street features a depiction of Joseph and Mary looking adoringly at baby Jesus, with the message: "You know it's real. This season, celebrate Jesus. Merry Christmas from the Catholic League," according to the Catholic League's website....
  • Let's call it the German 'Holiday' Village ("Christmas" out)

    11/30/2010 10:00:10 AM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 15 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | unknown | Catherine Lucey
    It's that season again, which means that for the third year in a row, the German Christmas Village has set up a cozy collection of wooden booths and tree vendors in Dilworth Plaza on the west side of City Hall. But a few shoppers noticed something amiss yesterday on the tall metal archways signaling the entrances to the shops. The archways had just one word on top - "Village." Sounds festive, eh? Read more: http://www.philly.com/dailynews/local/20101130_Let_s_call_it_the_German__Holiday__Village.html?111029469=Y&submit=Vote&oid=2&mr=1&cid=8500281&pid=111029469#ixzz16mxvBYNI Watch sports videos you won't find anywhere else
  • Are you offended by 'happy holidays' instead of 'merry Christmas'? (Freep this poll)

    What do you think? Are you offended by 'happy holidays' instead of 'merry Christmas'?
  • Best Buy includes Merry Christmas on it's Weekly ad this year. (Due to Freepers efforts) Vanity

    11/14/2010 4:56:47 PM PST · by UB355 · 38 replies
    Best Buy Local Weekly Ad ^ | 11/14/2010 | Best Buy
    Excellent job!!! Last year's Weekly ad from this week only mentioned Happy Eid al-Adha. If this url does not take you to the ad page just go to bestbuy.com and click on the Weekly Ad button next to the Best Buy Icon.
  • Credit Where Credit Is Due: Vice President Biden Spent Christmas With Wounded at Walter Reed

    01/04/2010 4:43:07 PM PST · by kristinn · 57 replies · 2,779+ views
    Monday, January 4, 2010 | Kristinn
    News of Vice President Biden's low-key visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center on Christmas Day was buried in the wake of the terror attack on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 and the subsequent bungled response by his already vacationing boss, Barack Obama.But for all the grief Obama rightly took for his exhorbitant, self-indulgent extended stay in Hawaii over Christmas and New Year's, Biden should be credited with spending much of his Christmas with our wounded warriors and their families.As Free Republic's Walter Reed regulars know, Christmas at Walter Reed can be quite lonesome as the hospital and service groups work...
  • Merry Christmas Thread for Freepers

    12/25/2009 7:40:25 AM PST · by SoftwareEngineer · 33 replies · 711+ views
    December 25, 2009 | Software Engineer
    A very merry Christmas to all Freepers and their families and loved ones. May God bless each and every person and may each of you have a blessed Christmas
  • Merry Christmas And Happy New Year!

    12/24/2009 1:21:46 PM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies · 227+ views
    http://www.radioviceonline.com ^ | December 24,2009 | Steve McGough
    Christmas, a time to spend with dear ones. Each year we look forward to spending time with family and friends to celebrate Christmas, remember those who may not be as fortunate, and especially remember those service members who are away from home, protecting our home. So Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us to you! Thank you for making Radio Vice Online and Sound Off Connecticut a part of your life this year. We’re not quite certain we deserve all of the attention, but I can tell you we are quite humbled by it.
  • The Meaning of Christmas: Look Deeper

    12/23/2009 2:01:08 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies · 398+ views
    cerc ^ | December 23, 2009 | Peter Kreeft
    While Christmas is so familiar that we sometimes wonder whether anything fresh and true can be said about it, there is a way to explore its meaning that may seem new to us today, yet is in fact quite traditional, dating back to the Middle Ages and the ancient Fathers of the Church. Modern interpreters often argue about whether a given Scripture passage should be interpreted literally or symbolically. Medieval writers would question the “either/or” approach. They thought a passage could have as many as four “right” interpretations, one literal and three symbolic. These were: (1) the historical or literal,...
  • What Think Ye of Christ?

    12/21/2009 6:25:23 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies · 489+ views
    Bible Bulletin Board / Drummond's Tract Depot ^ | late 19th Century | J.C. Ryle
    III. Let us now count up, lastly, the thoughts of true Christians about Christ.The thoughts I am going to describe are not the thoughts of many. I admit this most fully. It would be vain to deny it. The number of right thinkers about Christ in every age has been small. The true Christians among professing Christians have always been few. If it were not so, the Bible would have told an untruth. "Strait is the gate," says the Lord Jesus, "and narrow is the way that leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.—Wide is the gate,...
  • GLENN BECK TV THREAD! Monday, December 21, 2009

    12/21/2009 1:24:17 PM PST · by rockabyebaby · 80 replies · 1,545+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 21, 2009 | Glenn Beck
    Heroes.....who are they? STAND UP AMERICA, GET OUT OF THE FETAL POSITION AND MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD. Welcome to the GLENN BECK television thread...Shake the cobwebs out of your brain...We are another day closer to the REVOLUTION that will change the 2010 elections. All comrades, infidels, sick twisted freaks, ilks and lurkers are welcome and are encouraged to participate in the thread!
  • Twelve Days of Christmas - 2009

    12/19/2009 6:14:39 PM PST · by bigbob · 4 replies · 423+ views
    Kenosha Police Department ^ | Dec. 2009 | Kenosha Police Department
    Kenosha police officers have made a Christmas video that features their version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas." The cops sing about gifts from their chief that include bullets, guns, jelly doughnuts, night shifts and coffee breaks. One officer is shown with his feet up on a desk sipping coffee. Another is sitting in front of a box of doughnuts, his nose and cheek smeared with jelly. A blurb on the department's Web site invites people who need a laugh "during this hectic time of year" to click on the video.
  • Unspun with AnnaZ: Jinglegate... Get It On!: 12/18/09 Live Call-in or Podcast

    12/18/2009 9:00:59 AM PST · by AnnaZ · 18 replies · 839+ views
    Since this is our Christmas show, I'm only going to spend the first half hour on the madness that is America, 2009. Walpingate, Climategate, Jenningsgate, the Health care debacle... nah... we've got to find some sneaky subversive way to forget, if briefly, the insanity, and find something that can make us happy and give us hope. I call this conspiracy Jinglegate. Merry Christmas call-in! (347) 327-9710
  • Soldiers deliver toys to Iraqi children

    12/14/2009 6:16:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 258+ views
    Multinational Force Iraq ^ | Spc. Kelly LeCompte, USA
    An excited child receives a bag of toys and school supplies from Spc. Michael Petro (right), of West Chester, Pa., as Staff Sgt. Marvin McCorvey, of Graham, N.C. manages the already growing crowd of children outside Forward Operating Base Falcon, in southern Baghdad, Dec. 12. Photo by Spc. Kelly LeCompte, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team. BAGHDAD — Two Soldiers with Company B, 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, recently organized a surprise toy delivery for children living here just outside the walls of Forward Operating Base Falcon. Spc. Michael Petro, an infantryman, said he had the idea to start collecting goodies...
  • One sailor gives $3K worth of toys to tots

    12/13/2009 4:30:26 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 15 replies · 977+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | December 15, 2009 | By Erik Slavin,
    NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan — It all started four years ago with a Tickle Me Elmo doll. Petty Officer 1st Class Nathan Grant figured he’d do his part to support the Toys for Tots drive at Whidbey Island, Wash., and he tossed the doll into his shopping cart. Then he eyed a few more toys, thinking he could help more children. "If you give one toy to one kid in an orphanage, that can change that child’s world," said Grant, now working for Commander Fleet Air, Western Pacific. "But if you can give hundreds of toys, that can have...
  • Gold coin donated for 18th straight year

    12/12/2009 5:12:49 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 37 replies · 1,492+ views
    upi ^ | Dec. 11, 2009
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Salvation Army officials in Missouri said someone carried on an 18-year tradition by dropping a gold coin into one of the charity's donation kettles. Maj. Ben Stillwell of the Salvation Army said a Krugerrand South African gold coin wrapped in a U.S. dollar bill was dropped into a kettle at the Sam's Club in Cape Girardeau, marking the 18th straight year that a gold coin has been donated to a kettle in the city, the Southeast Missourian reported Friday. Stillwell said the coin was sold to a local dealer for $500, bringing the...
  • The Christmas Reality

    12/11/2009 4:50:13 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 2 replies · 219+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 12/11/09 | DJP I.F.
    This Christmas Season, remember the reality of Christmas! A Savior was born! (Luke 2:1-20, Matt 1:18-25, 2:1-15, John 1:14) Do you Believe? Do you really believe? or do you just celebrate a "Traditional Christmas". What better way of celebrating this Christmas Season then to know the reality of Christmas. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved" (John 3:16,17) This Christmas,...
  • Jewish immigrant champions Christmas

    12/09/2009 12:26:42 AM PST · by Brugmansian · 11 replies · 753+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | December 9, 2009 | Joe Fitzgerald
    She didn’t reach the shores of America until she was 44, but Irina Koltoniuc, now 65, has never forgotten the thrill of that first impression . . . Back home in Lithuania, where she lived in the capital city of Vilnius, religious freedom was nonexistent . . . “I am afraid,” she said. “For people like us, who have already been down this road, it scares us to see what is happening because we do not want to go down that road again. We see America turning into the kind of society we came from, where everyone was worried about...
  • NORAD officials ready to track Santa's flight

    12/08/2009 3:32:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 600+ views
    12/8/2009 - PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) -- It's that time of the year again and North American Aerospace Defense Command officials are getting ready to track Santa Claus. The NORAD Tracks Santa Web site, www.noradsanta.org, is now live and features fun holiday games and activities that change daily. The Web site is available in seven languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Chinese. On Dec. 24, the Web site will stream videos, captured by NORAD "Santa Cams," from numerous cities along Santa's journey. This year, children and the young-at-heart are able to track Santa through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and TroopTube.mil....

    12/08/2009 7:03:09 AM PST · by markomalley · 79 replies · 2,991+ views
    Catholic League ^ | 12/7/2009
    In yesterday’s New York Times, there was an article about White House social secretary Desirée Rogers. In it, reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg wrote: “When former social secretaries gave a luncheon to welcome Ms. Rogers earlier this year, one participant said, she surprised them by suggesting the Obamas were planning a ‘non-religious Christmas….’” This same participant said that “the Obamas did not intend to put the manger scene on display” (this was confirmed by the White House). Indeed, as Stolberg wrote, “there had been internal discussions about making Christmas more inclusive and whether to display the crčche.”Catholic League president Bill Donohue...
  • Live Thread: Charlie Brown Christmas Tales & Memories (Vanity & Repost)

    12/07/2009 3:52:30 PM PST · by combat_boots · 29 replies · 1,419+ views
    Various | 7 Dec 2009 | Various
    I post this thread to start an FR 'snow fort' against the next TWAP speech that pre-empts Charlie, Linus & Snoopy. Original thread: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2398030/posts

    12/07/2009 11:19:33 AM PST · by patriot08 · 115 replies · 3,250+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 7, 2009 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Obama wanted “non-religious Christmas”?</p> <p>President Obama and the First Family were planning a “non-religious Christmas,” according to Social Secretary Desiree Rogers. Ms. Rogers reportedly told a gathering of former social secretaries that the Obamas did not intend on putting the Nativity scene on display – a longtime East Room tradition.</p>
  • Merry CHRISTmas, Freepers!

    12/06/2009 10:41:44 PM PST · by Brad’s Gramma · 242 replies · 31,262+ views
    God's Word | December 6, 2009 | No one in particular
    Luke 1:26-32 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said unto her, Fear not,...
  • Local Woman Delivers Knockout For Christmas

    12/07/2009 6:38:18 AM PST · by writer33 · 64 replies · 2,877+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 12/07/09 | Chris Davis
    Thornton, CO—In what was usually a scene of tranquility, has become a hot bed of controversy for a local department store. The once, peaceful Super Target at 1001 E. 120th Avenue in Thornton, Colorado, where shoppers bravely navigated the snow covered ground, has been turned into a store where Christian hating and bashing has become the order of the day. The retail outlet, which has been increasingly antagonistic towards Christians in general, ramped up their hostility this week when the less than benevolent 52-year old manager, Jack Cass, declared on Friday “that he would fire the next Christian that said...
  • Joy to the world... the religious Christmas card is back in fashion

    12/05/2009 10:25:52 AM PST · by GonzoII · 25 replies · 913+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 04th December 2009 | Kate Loveys
    Sales of religious Christmas cards are soaring as shoppers rediscover the real meaning of the season. Church officials and retailers believe that the trend has been fuelled by the global economic downturn, which they say has encouraged people to rethink their values. And the pattern on the high street has been mirrored by an increase in the number of people attending church. More parents are also choosing to name their children after biblical figures, with Thomas, Daniel, Joshua and James all appearing in this year's top ten baby boys' names. Selfridges revealed that sales of traditional cards are up 30...
  • Toy Giveaway Benefits Military Families

    12/04/2009 3:09:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 199+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2009 – More than 3,000 military families will have a few extra presents under the tree this year thanks to the generous efforts of Operation Homefront and The Wal-Mart Foundation. A military spouse receives assistance from volunteers during the Operation Homefront and Wal-Mart Foundation toy event for military families in the National Guard Armory gymnasium in Fayetteville, N.C., Dec. 4, 2009. Courtesy photo by Shane Dunlap  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Operation Homefront, a troop-support organization, invited spouses of deployed servicemembers to shop for free today in six make-shift toy stores stocked with toys and books...
  • 200,000 Christian Shoppers Wear Buttons That Tell Retailers 'It's OK Wish Me A Merry Christmas(tm)'

    11/25/2009 10:32:27 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 19 replies · 807+ views
    Christian News Wire ^ | Nov. 25, 2009 | Ashley Tarter
    Over 200,000 shoppers are wearing buttons this Christmas season that proclaim a straightforward message to retailers: "It's OK, Wish Me A Merry Christmas(tm)." Individuals and churches around the country are partnering with the Wish Me A Merry Christmas Campaign mobilizing advocates energized for a return to the traditional, convivial greeting, bearing buttons that make a clear statement - "It's OK, Wish Me A Merry Christmas(tm) (www.wmamc.com)". Over 200,000 of these buttons have been distributed nationally. With over 200,000 buttons on the streets and in stores this year, local store associates are likely to be presented with the opportunity to deviate...
  • Coke sends mixed holiday message[Feliz Navidad??]

    12/03/2009 9:57:40 AM PST · by BGHater · 73 replies · 2,719+ views
    Carroll County Times ^ | 30 Nov 2009 | Hugh M. McLaurin
    Now that the holidays are upon us, it’s time to get annoyed with the consumerism, secularism and political correctness that continue to whittle away at the meaning of the holiday season. The secular and consumption-driven nature of the season has become so routine that one has to work hard to remember to take time for the traditions and religious observances that once defined the season. I thought I had seen every example of how religious meaning has been stripped out of Christmas until a friend showed me the label on a festive seasonal bottle of Coca Cola the other day....
  • North Andover finds its Christmas spirit, puts sign back up

    12/03/2009 8:31:35 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 2 replies · 488+ views
    Lawrence (MA) Eagle-Tribune ^ | 12/3/09 | Crystal Bozek
    NORTH ANDOVER (MA)— Town leaders learned the hard way this week: Don't mess with Christmas. Five days after the town ordered firefighters to take down their decades-old Merry Christmas sign from the fire station, they got the OK to hang it back up yesterday afternoon. "It seems like a happy ending," North Andover fire Chief William Martineau said, smiling as people drove by slowly, beeping and yelling out Merry Christmas. "It put a little joy back in the holidays." The controversy had people across the country talking about North Andover. Town Hall was flooded with angry phone calls this week....
  • Christmas sign back on display at North Andover fire station

    12/02/2009 8:13:55 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies · 747+ views
    Eagle Tribune ^ | December 02, 2009 | Brian Messenger
    A controversial Merry Christmas sign has returned to its traditional spot outside the Main Street fire station, after the town reversed an earlier decision to take it down. The decision to put the homemade sign back on display was made this afternoon, after residents protested its removal this morning outside Town Hall. "The townspeople have spoken," Selectman Richard Nardella said. Firefighters put the sign back up around 4 p.m.
  • From 0.7% Christian Japan, "MERRY CHRISTMAS" To All (It Is Said & Seen EVERYWHERE Here)

    12/02/2009 5:54:36 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 70 replies · 2,302+ views
    AmericanInTokyo ^ | 3 December 2009 | AmericanInTokyo
    CHRISTMAS IN JAPAN can be a little lonely and isolated for the Westerner here. What with the distance from “home” and cultural differences. Little things, here and there. Missing some of the usual things from back home, especially for people like one particular 'American in Tokyo'. This year 2009 is again no different. However, in many respects I must say there is nevertheless one little thing that is so refreshing about being stuck in Japan during Christmas—after a few years—and for the occasions one cannot make it back "home". It is almost like the clock has been refreshingly and...

    12/01/2009 9:20:27 AM PST · by abigail2 · 53 replies · 1,275+ views
    Abigail2 | December 1, 2009 | abigail2
  • The Worst Kind Of Scheduling Conflict [Obama Address preempts Charlie Brown Christmas]

    12/01/2009 7:23:23 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 273 replies · 4,973+ views
    Morning Call ^ | November 30, 2009 | John L. Micek.
    President Barack Obama ... ... is slated to deliver a prime-time address on Tuesday night in which he'll lay out his plans for the American war in Afghanistan. The address before the United States Military Academy at West Point on Tuesday night will not only be used to announce the immediate order to deploy roughly 30,000 more troops, but the administration will also use the occasion to convey how it intends to turn the fight over to the Kabul government, the New York Times reported. But the administration may also face an unforeseen enemy as it lays out its long-awaited...
  • A New Holiday Tradition -- Construct a Jesse Tree with your family during Advent

    11/30/2009 10:28:06 PM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies · 508+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | December 1, 2009 | Christine Hebert
    A New Holiday Tradition December 1st, 2009 by Christine Hebert Most of the world will celebrate the New Year on January first. As Catholics, however, we began the new liturgical year this past weekend with the first Sunday of Advent. My family is celebrating this time of preparation and penance with a Jess tree for the first time this year. I had heard of Jesse trees a few years ago, but not until about half way through Advent last year did, I understand the Jesse tree. The Jesse tree provides as series of lessons on Salvation History from creation until...
  • US Shoppers Spent Less Over Black Friday: NRF

    11/29/2009 1:45:45 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 46 replies · 1,627+ views
    CNBC ^ | 11/29/09
    US Shoppers Spent Less Over Black Friday: NRF US, RETAIL, ECONOMY, SHOPPERS, SHOPPING, BLACK FRIDAY, TARGET, WAL-MART, GAP, SAKS Reuters | 29 Nov 2009 | 03:41 PM ET American consumers shopped more for bargains at the start of the U.S. holiday season and spent significantly less than a year ago, according to early data released on Sunday. Consumers said they will have spent nearly 8 percent less on average, or about $343 per person, over the weekend that includes U.S. Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and runs through Sunday, according to the National Retail Federation. While traffic to stores and retail...
  • Shoppers spent less over Black Friday weekend

    11/29/2009 1:38:14 PM PST · by Baladas · 47 replies · 1,817+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov 29, 2009 | Nicole Maestri
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - American consumers shopped more for bargains at the start of the U.S. holiday season and spent significantly less than a year ago, according to early data released on Sunday. Consumers said they will have spent nearly 8 percent less on average, or about $343 per person, over the weekend that includes Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and runs through Sunday, according to the National Retail Federation. While traffic to stores and retail websites rose to 195 million people from 172 million in 2008, the early data this weekend represents a worrisome sign for retailers, who had braced...
  • Wishing Happy Christmas 'Could Be An Obscenity' Warns Bishop [Time For Anglicans To Quit]

    11/27/2009 6:22:54 PM PST · by Steelfish · 46 replies · 1,511+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | November 28th 2009
    Wishing Happy Christmas 'Could Be An Obscenity' Warns Bishop Wishing people a Happy Christmas could be seen as an "insult" or even an "obscenity" as not everyone is in a position to celebrate, a bishop has warned. By Stephen Adams 27 Nov 2009 Many can't share the manufactured bonhomie of Christmas, say bishop Y The Right Reverend Humphrey Southern, the Bishop of Repton, said it was a "hollow" greeting to make to those who were suffering. People should not "simply make a cocoon of happiness for ourselves and our loved ones" at Christmas, he said. Writing in the monthly Derby...
  • Why is so much of the Christmas music we hear so lame?

    11/27/2009 4:29:59 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 103 replies · 2,753+ views
    I have been listening to and collecting Christmas music for over 30 years now. During this time, I have collected well over 3,000 songs. I consider practically every song in my collection to be of high quality and in the spirit of the Christmas season. My point is that there is a huge library out there of excellent Christmas music. My question is, why is so much of what we hear on the radio, at the shopping malls, and even in the movies, so horribly lame? Already there are many radio stations (including two on Sirius satellite radio) playing Christas...
  • American Family Association Releases List Of Christmas Friendly/Not Friendly Retailers (List)

    11/27/2009 9:03:33 AM PST · by Talkradio03 · 36 replies · 1,576+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 11/27/09 | talkradio03
    AFA list of retailers Christmas friendly and not so friendly in their newspaper advertising, radio and television ads and Christmas related items in store...List
  • 200,000 Christian Shoppers are wearing "Its okay Wish Me a Merry Christmas" Buttons

    11/25/2009 4:29:45 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies · 803+ views
    PatrickMadrid ^ | November 25, 2009 | Patrick Madrid
    There are plenty of creative and effective things Catholics and other Christians can do to push back against militant secularism, and this new button campaign is a good example. It's an overt way of publicly making an important point — i.e., Christmas is about Christmas, not some generic "holidays" — and you don't even have to open your mouth to do it. To be sure, wearing one of these buttons will likely lead to opportunities to speak verbally about this message, but even if no one queries (or challenges) you about it, they will read the message, and it will...
  • 2nd Annual Springfield, IL Nativity Scene to Stand in Capitol Rotunda: Opening Day Ceremony 12/1/09

    11/29/2009 8:39:56 AM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 1 replies · 265+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | Nov. 29, 2009 | Springfield Nativity Scene Committee
    The Springfield Nativity Scene Committee (SNSC) will again erect a Nativity Scene that will stand in Illinois’ state Capitol Rotunda Building. Opening day ceremonies regarding the Springfield Nativity Scene (SNS) will take place between 12 Noon and 1 P.M. on December 1st in the state Capitol Rotunda located at South 2nd Street & East Capitol Avenue in Springfield, Illinois. The public is invited to attend the event. The Springfield Nativity Scene--which was originally underwritten by the Chicago-based Thomas More Society--is meant to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. This year the display is co-sponsored by Isringhausen Imports of Springfield and...
  • 'Inaccurate' Christmas Carols Have Turned Birth of Jesus Into A Pantomime Story, Claims Bishop

    11/29/2009 9:40:10 AM PST · by Steelfish · 10 replies · 727+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | November 29th 2009
    'Inaccurate' Christmas Carols Have Turned Birth of Jesus Into A Pantomime Story, Claims Bishop ARTHUR MARTIN 29th November 2009 Crusading: Right Reverend Nick Baines, the Bishop of Croydon, believes carols make the story of Christ seem fictitious [Pic in URL] Popular Christmas carols are 'nonsense' and have turned the birth of Jesus Christ into a fairy story, according to a respected bishop. In a new book on the festive period, The Right Reverend Nick Baines, the Bishop of Croydon, claims some of the nation's favourite carols are 'embarrassing' and 'inaccurate'. He says the songs encourage people to believe that the...
  • 72 Percent of Adults Prefer "Merry Christmas" to "Happy Holidays"

    11/29/2009 11:53:57 AM PST · by DoctorBulldog · 49 replies · 846+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 11/29/09 | Rasmussen
    Amidst all the holiday shopping craziness, most Americans at this time of year want to see holiday signs that wish them a "Merry Christmas." A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 72% of adults prefer "Merry Christmas," while 22% like "Happy Holidays" instead. Older Americans favor "Merry Christmas" more than younger adults. [...]
  • Best Buy ad Celebrates Eid al-Adha but not Christmas (Best Buy Is in Serious Need of FReeping)

    11/28/2009 5:24:29 PM PST · by TBP · 43 replies · 2,041+ views
    Right Pundits ^ | November 24th, 2009 | Bryan McAffee
    The war on Christmas continues. Here is a picture of the national Best Buy ad inviting folks to celebrate Thanksgiving and . . . Eid al-Adha, which is a Muslim festival of sacrifice. It’s actually a festival that sacrifices of goats in similitude of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son. Best Buy adNow, I have nothing against Best Buy celebrating a Muslim holiday, in fact I think it’s a wonderfully inclusive thing to do. No, the problem I have is that in 2006 Best Buy discontinued the use of “Merry Christmas” in their holiday advertising. Here is a posting from...
  • SNS – Exclusive Bob Dylan Interview

    11/24/2009 11:29:31 AM PST · by pissant · 29 replies · 1,162+ views
    SNS ^ | 11/23/09 | Bill Flannagan/Bob Dylan
    Bob Dylan has at various times revolutionized folk, rock, country and gospel music. However, any Dylan fan who says he was not surprised that Bob has released an album of traditional Christmas songs is pulling your leg. Christmas In The Heart is another surprising move by an artist famous for surprises. Yet when you hear Dylan’s direct and obviously sincere readings of “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “Little Town Of Bethlehem,” and “The First Noel,” this unlikely exercise seems of a piece with the rest of Dylan’s work. From the very first, this was an artist who made us look...
  • Send the ACLU a Merry Christmas card this year...

    11/23/2009 1:39:33 PM PST · by GulfWar1Vet · 15 replies · 1,282+ views
    N/A | 23 November 2009 | Gulfwar1vet
    Since the ACLU doesn't like the word "Christmas", let's send a Christmas Card to them in New York. Make sure the card is all about the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ! Address: ACLU 125 Broad Street 18th Floor New York, NY 10004 Merry Christmas!

    11/23/2009 5:30:07 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies · 538+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 11/23/2009 | Brenda LaVelle
    Christians around the world, join hands and hearts, stand up and show that we are not a silent minority and that we serve a mighty God who will not be thwarted as we unite against all who would come against us! The ACLU is one such entity in the United States.
  • Great Christmas idea: send a care packages to our military

    11/18/2009 5:27:41 PM PST · by blueyon · 12 replies · 684+ views
    self ^ | 11/18/09 | blueyon
    We have volunteer Soldier "contacts" on the "Where to Send" page. Click through the names and select the one(s) you wish to support. They list what the folks they represent want and need. We even have a search capability so you can easily identify what the troops need most. All the Soldiers involved in this effort are military volunteers stationed in areas that are in harm's way. You send your support (letters and/or packages) addressed to them and when they see the "Attn: Any Soldier®" line in their address they put your letters and packages into the hands of Soldiers...
  • Episcopal Church joins holiday postcard campaign for immigration reform

    11/16/2009 12:36:27 PM PST · by meandog · 18 replies · 745+ views
    [Episcopal News Service] ^ | November 16, 2009 | By ENS staff
    The Episcopal Church is joining the Interfaith Immigration Coalition postcard campaign, aimed at sending a holiday message to members of the U.S. Congress. The message: "Help keep immigrant families together by supporting comprehensive immigration reform now." An action alert from the Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) said its goal is to collect 10,000 signed postcards "and send a strong message to Congress that people of faith want to see action on comprehensive immigration reform." "Your participation in the Holiday Postcard campaign will help us remind Members of Congress that our broken immigration system is hurting immigrant families, and needs to...
  • The Buzz: Measure would put 'fa-la-la' into Ed Code

    10/30/2009 7:58:13 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 316+ views
    'Tis the season: A woman named Merry (really) Susan Hyatt and her brother David are apparently on the verge of having their initiative approved by the attorney general's office for circulation. It would amend the state Education Code to allow public schools to present "Christmas music" at Christmas. Parents would be given three weeks' notice and could opt out their kids. For the record, the proposed initiative was submitted in late August. That was before Bob Dylan released his new CD of Christmas music, souring millions on the sounds of the season.
  • Rush Limbaugh, Girlfriend Pledge $100,000 Toward Holiday Decorations (Rush Saves Christmas!)

    10/14/2009 8:08:48 AM PDT · by kristinn · 68 replies · 4,706+ views
    Palm Beach Daily News ^ | Tuesday, October 13, 2009 | William Kelly
    Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh and girlfriend Kathryn Rogers have promised the town $100,000 toward the cost of new holiday decorations. The gift is part of $350,000 in private donations pledged by a few town residents, Town Council President David Rosow said at Tuesday's council meeting. Limbaugh wanted to help bring "brightness and cheer" to a town he dearly loves, said Rosow, who is a friend of Limbaugh's. Rosow solicited the donations to cover the entire cost of the new lights and garlands, and installation of wiring to support them. "No one I called said 'no,' " Rosow said....