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  • Belgian Christmas Market is named Winter Market, because it ‘could offend other beliefs’

    11/02/2018 4:39:01 PM PDT · by massmike · 25 replies ^ | 11/02/2018 | n/a
    Organisers of the Christmas Market in the Belgian city of Brugge changed its name to Winter Market. The decision was made to not ‘offend other beliefs’, Belgian newspaper HLN reports. The newspaper says that the Christmas lights on the market will be replaced by neutral winter lights. People and politicians are not amused about the changes. Pol Van Den Driessche, a member of local opposition party N-VA, calls the decision ‘incomprehensible and unbelievable’. “So we are not allowed to speak about a Christmas Market, but only of a Winter Market. This is not only a completely insane decision, it also...
  • Forget the “War on Christmas” — now “God Bless You” could be off limits too [college dhimmitude]

    03/09/2018 7:25:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Irish Central ^ | March 06, 2018 03:39 PM | Freya Drohan
    Massachusetts college librarians state that wishing someone a “Merry Christmas” or saying “God bless you” if they sneeze is an act of “Islamomisic microaggression”. Librarians at Simmons College in Boston have banded together to write what they have titled The Anti-Oppression Library Guide. While controversial, the guide is intended as a resource to promote equality and limit religious oppression. While the guide is not an official policy of Simmons College, some of its beliefs have already made their way to reports in mainstream media outlets like Fox News. Librarians at the college argue that “Islamomisic Microaggressions are commonplace verbal or...
  • North Carolina mom begins serving jail sentence for baptizing daughter

    02/17/2018 3:36:18 PM PST · by kevcol · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2018 |
    A North Carolina mom started serving a week-long jail sentence for having her daughter baptized, according to reports. The 2016 baptism at St. Peter’s Catholic Church when the girl was 2 years old defied a judge’s order in a custody battle between unmarried couple, Kendra Stocks and Paul Schaaf, who are no longer together.
  • Christians don't have a Christmas monopoly on Jesus. Muslims honor him too.

    12/27/2017 6:18:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 107 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 24, 2017 | Haroon Moghul
    In his first and only official visit to an American mosque, seven years into his presidency, former President Barack Obama articulated something American Muslims know all too well: “A lot of Americans have never visited a mosque,” he said, adding that “most Americans don’t necessarily know — or at least don’t know that they know — a Muslim personally” either.
  • You’re a Better Man Than I Gunga Din

    12/27/2017 5:00:43 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-27-17 | MOTUS
    It turns out Bill O’Reilly was right all along: there IS a war on Christmas. Quick, without looking it up, somebody tell me what Pancha Ganapati isNewsweek pretty much confirmed as much with their Christmas Eve story titled “How Trump and the Nazis Stole Christmas To Promote White Nationalism.” Trump supporters say Americans have become too politically correct when they wish people happy holidays, a neutral term that can be used for people who celebrate Hanukkah, Eid, or any other religious holiday that takes place around the same time as Christmas. – ed. And let’s not forget the non-religious holidays...
  • Joy Reid Touts Gay Black Santa

    12/23/2017 10:07:43 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 60 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On her MSNBC show today, Joy Reid touted a book authored by a writer for Stephen Colbert’s show that depicts Santa as being black and gay, with a white husband. In a revealing moment, Reid said: “the reality is, as crazy as I am, if I can find a husband, Santa can too.” Beyond the gender-bending, Reid also had a purely political message for kids. Apparently, there’s been some controversy over the Black Santa emoji, which some see as appearing sad. Explained Reid: Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • I Turned My Coworker Into HR When She Gave Me A Christmas Card, And She Changed My Heart

    12/19/2017 5:46:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 100 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 18, 2017 | Chad Felix Greene
    A person who gives a gift featuring his or her sacred religious iconography is reaching out, showing kindness and sharing his or her faith with others.For years I have been one of the only Jewish people at my places of employment. I am currently the only Jew who wears a kippah at my office every day. In my heavily Southern Baptist and rural town, one would think I would be quite familiar with the consequences of being such an outsider.But, as any honest minority will tell you, that singular idea of what America must be like simply is not accurate....
  • Muslim Mayor of Nazareth Says Christmas Celebrations No Longer Canceled Over Trump Jerusalem Move

    12/19/2017 6:36:52 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    The Gospel Herald ^ | 12/18/17 | Leah Marieann Klett
    The Muslim mayor of the Israeli city of Nazareth has now said that Christmas celebrations will be permitted following reports that they would be canceled due to U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial decision on Jerusalem. "I don't know why people thought that there would be cuts to the celebrations. Everything, except for three singers who will not be coming, will be held as normal. We have already welcomed 60,000 people to the city today," Mayor Ali Salam told Reuters on Saturday. "[I] invite all the residents of the State of Israel - the Jews, Muslims and Christians - to come...
  • The 6 Worst Christmas Movies of All Time

    12/19/2017 5:09:54 PM PST · by x1stcav · 108 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/18/17 | John Ellis
    Christmas movies are great. Or, rather, as a general rule Christmas movies are great. The stop-motion classic Santa Clause Is Comin' To Town takes us on a nostalgic trip back to the Christmases of our childhood. Irving Berlin's White Christmas envelopes us in all of the warm Christmas feels that each new Hallmark Christmas movie attempts to duplicate. However, among the great Christmas movies that we enjoy every year are sprinkled some clumps of movie coal. Some Christmas movies are downright awful, as the following list proves.
  • New Children's Book Features Gay Santa Claus

    12/19/2017 6:08:03 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 73 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/18/2017 | Truth Revolt
    Just in time for Christmas! Santa's Husband, introduces us Santa's husband Dave.
  • What California needs from Santa: immigrants

    12/17/2017 10:20:55 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 39 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 14, 2017 | Joe Mathews
    I know most letters you get are from kids. So let me start by saying there is no toy that I need. But there is something I want for Christmas — not for myself but for my state. Most Popular UC regent who asked to hold actress’ breasts is considering... Ed Lee cared deeply about San Francisco. Maybe too deeply The Ball family: When exasperation leads to the wilderness In Stephen Curry’s absence, Kevin Durant shows he’s a leader GOP tax bill could trigger $25 billion in cuts to Medicare SF Aquatic Park closed to swimmers after third sea lion...
  • Red Cross Demands Branches Remove Crucifixes To Be More Secular

    12/05/2017 5:30:20 AM PST · by blam · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-5-2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    Volunteers have criticised the Red Cross charity after receiving a communication telling them to remove crucifixes from the walls of their branches as the organisation looks to become more secular. The Belgian branches of the international aid organisation received an email from the Provincial Committee of the Red Cross in Liège to remove all crucifixes. André Rouffart, president of the Red Cross in Verviers, said: “We were asked to respect the principles of the Red Cross”, and not to distinguish between race or religious belief 7sur7 reports. Mr. Rouffart said there had been pushback from volunteers and other members on...
  • Bah Humbug! Belk Bans Salvation Army Bell Ringers

    12/04/2017 9:16:50 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 58 replies ^ | Dec 04, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Belk has given Salvation Army bell-ringers and their iconic red kettles the heave-ho — just in time for the Christmas season.. The national department store chain will no longer allow Salvation Army volunteers to man kettles outside their stores — a move that is expected to result in a $1 million drop in donations. “It’s a huge impact for us,” Salvation Army Lt. Rob Dolby told the Todd Starnes Show. “Those funds go to operate Christmas programs serving tens of thousands of kids.” Dolby works with the Salvation Army in Anderson, South Carolina. He said the money dropped into those...
  • Be Warned, Folks: The Gaytivity Scene

    11/28/2017 5:27:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush ^ | November 28, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: By the way, I’m told Twitter is blowing up. I’ll tell you, folks, some of this stuff, I’m just getting sick of it. There is apparently a children’s book depicting a gay Santa in a biracial marriage, and now a gay nativity scene is being popularized called gaytivity, two Josephs kneeling over the baby Jesus. And there’s an article in a feminist publication called Refinery 29, describing the scene. “What if it wasn’t Mary and Joesph who met their child that night, but instead Murray and Joseph? Or Marty and Joseph?” Because, after all, they say, Jesus had two...
  • CNN planning to boycott White House Christmas party

    11/28/2017 4:33:10 PM PST · by jazusamo · 135 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 28, 2017 | Brett Samuels
    CNN will boycott this week’s White House Christmas party amid ongoing tensions between President Trump and the network, a CNN spokesperson told Politico on Tuesday. “In light of the President’s continued attacks on freedom of the press and CNN, we do not feel it is appropriate to celebrate with him as invited guests. We will send a White House reporting team to the event and report on it if news warrants,” the spokesperson said. A CNN spokesperson did not immediately respond to The Hill's request for comment. The White House Christmas party is held annually, and is typically a casual...
  • Beginning of the Islamization of Christmas? [tr]

    11/28/2017 3:53:58 PM PST · by SaveMySweden · 21 replies
    CBN ^ | 11/29/2017 |    
    <p>An elementary school in the city of Skien, Norway has announced its Christmas festivities this year will include not only the usual reading of verses from the Bible by students but also two verses from the Koran.</p>

    11/18/2017 3:59:16 PM PST · by hapnHal · 14 replies
    18 Nov 17 | hapnHal
    Trump Christmas White House Christmas is Back at White House! No More Mao Ornaments, ‘Christmas Tree’ Goes Up on Monday Obama Christmas White House The viral message claims the Obama's will have "holiday trees" instead of Christmas trees in the White House, and religious-themed ornaments are forbidden.
  • Christmas Music Can Harm Your Mental Health, Psychologist Says

    11/08/2017 1:40:48 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 93 replies
    Christmas Music Can Harm Your Mental Health, Psychologist Says November 8, 2017 2:45 PM CBS Local — Are you one of those people that can’t stand hearing Christmas songs months before the holiday actually arrives? Does hearing festive carols weeks before Thanksgiving only make you upset that you haven’t eaten your turkey yet? A psychologist in Great Britain says your reactions don’t make you a Grinch because too much Christmas music is actually bad for your mental health. Clinical psychologist Linda Blair claims the constant barrage of Christmas tunes too early in the season forces people to remember all the...
  • Trump brings up the war on Christmas — in July

    07/04/2017 9:27:17 AM PDT · by Coleus · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07.02.17 | Amy B Wang
    The war on Christmas came early this year.That is, according to President Trump, who devoted a large portion of his speech at a Celebrate Freedom event at the Kennedy Center on Saturday to railing against those who might try to shy away from overt references to Christianity in American discourse.“Our religious liberty is enshrined in the very first amendment in the Bill of Rights. The American founders invoked our Creator four times in the Declaration of Independence,” Trump said. “Benjamin Franklin reminded his colleague at the Constitutional Convention to begin by bowing their heads in prayer. I remind you that...
  • 'Santa Claus doesn't exist,' conductor tells kids at Italian Frozen show

    01/01/2017 8:34:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies ^ | 31 December 2016 11:58 CET+01:00
    Maybe, facing the combined power of Disney and Christmas, orchestra conductor Giacomo Loprieno should have just let it go. At the end of a musical adaptation of the children’s movie “Frozen,” Loprieno stood up after the last notes had died away, with an urge to convey to his young audience an unpalatable truth. “Santa Claus doesn’t exist,” he said. Stunned parents who had taken their kids to the event in Rome on Thursday took to social media to express their fury, the press reported on Saturday. …