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  • 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...
  • Whatever Happened To Christmas? Have a joyous and blessed 'winter holiday'

    12/23/2005 9:50:39 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 421+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic.org ^ | 12/23/05 | Dennis Mountjoy
    Christmas is a wonderful, joyous day. For Christians it is uniquely important. It is the day that Christ the Lord was born. Many others who do not share our faith still rejoice in its message of peace on earth and goodwill toward men. The beauty of this day is so powerful that more than 90 percent of Americans celebrate Christmas. So it’s hard to understand why the word “Christmas” is being abandoned. Are people so ashamed of this holy day that they don’t want the word “Christmas” spoken in public – not in shopping malls or offices or classrooms, not...
  • We are committing cultural suicide - (Attention: Atheists, Secularists & ACLU!)

    12/21/2004 3:55:31 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 654+ views
    TIMES ONLINE.CO.UK ^ | DECEMBER 21, 2004 | ANTHONY BROWNE
    Christianity is being insidiously erased from the map. It’s time we fought back COMPARE AND contrast 1: (a) Sikhs storm a theatre in Britain showing a play depicting rape inside a Sikh temple; (b) The Red Cross bans Nativity scenes in its shops; Compare and contrast 2: (a) Christmas trees and decorations are banned in Saudi Arabia; (b) Christmas trees and decorations are banned in Britain’s Jobcentres. The extremes that other religions go to preserve their cultural heritage is only matched in Christianity by its extreme death-wish. Christmas has always stirred passion, attracting opponents and supporters. But until recently banning...
  • Are their hearts two sizes too small?

    12/07/2004 11:34:59 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 37 replies · 917+ views
    Special Report w/ Brit Hume - The Grapevine ^ | 12/6/04 | Brit Hume/Michael Levine
    Freedom Elementary School in East Manatee, Florida, is banning not only Christmas and religious-themed songs from its winter concert this year; it's banning references to winter, altogether. Snowmen and snowflakes are strictly forbidden. The schools principal insists, "[We're] trying to be respectful of everyone." So, according to the Sarasota Herald Tribune, students are now planning to sing songs about America and patriotism. (End story) Now we can't even call it an ultra-politically correct "winter solstice!" Scrooge this school's staff, I say, and ba-humbug to them. Perhaps we should sing this song to each and every member that made this decision:...
  • TARGET Still GRINCHING the Salvation Army...

    12/06/2004 10:19:14 AM PST · by KMC1 · 56 replies · 3,735+ views
    WMCA - New York ^ | 12.06.2004
    TARGET THE GRINCH:And the beat goes on... According to this morning's USA Today, Target Inc.  is sticking to its plan to kick the Salvation Army to the curb throughout this holiday season. For those of you late to this story, Target stores had long allowed the Salvation Army to be the only charity that raised funds outside their stores using their famous red kettles and the cheerful sound of Christmas Bells. This year the good will from the red bulls-eye came to an end.  According to the USA Today the impact will leave the Salvation Army short about 9 million dollars...
  • A lump of coal in Denver's stocking (for banning the term "Christmas")

    12/02/2004 4:39:30 AM PST · by mhking · 56 replies · 1,903+ views
    Ramblings' Journal ^ | 12.2.04 | Michael King
    Denver's holiday traditions include a Christmas Parade and the lighting of the City and County Building in downtown Denver.Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper recently announced that the phrase "MERRY CHRISTMAS" on the outside of the building will be changed to "HAPPY HOLIDAYS," in yet another politically correct attack on the institution of Christmas. And while they're at it, the city is stopping a church group from participating in the annual "Parade of Lights", and singing Christmas Carols.Parade organizers claim that Christmas Carols may be offensive to some people....a church group who wants to march in the Parade of Lights and sing...
  • Christmastime event is no-Christian zone ( 'holy homosexuals' OK for parade)

    12/02/2004 1:11:39 AM PST · by ETERNAL WARMING · 43 replies · 1,642+ views
    WND ^ | December 2, 2004 | Joe Kovacs
    HOLIDAY BLUES Christmastime event is no-Christian zone Santa, 'holy homosexuals' OK for parade, but no floats with direct religious themes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: December 2, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Joe Kovacs © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com In the latest skirmish over Christmas in America, a Christian group is not allowed to participate in Denver's annual Parade of Lights, because church members sought to sing yuletide hymns and proclaim a "Merry Christmas" message on their float. However, the event, now in its 30th year, will include homosexual American Indians, Kung Fu artisans, belly dancers and, of course, Santa Claus. "I think there's an...
  • MY CHRISTMAS CRUSADE (Michelle Malkin is organizing against those taking Christ out of Christmas)

    12/02/2004 12:10:30 AM PST · by Stoat · 128 replies · 6,117+ views
    Michelle Malkin's Blog ^ | December 2, 2004 | Michelle Malkin
    MY CHRISTMAS CRUSADE  By Michelle Malkin   ·   December 02, 2004 02:36 AM The persecution never ends. Denver has launched war against a church group that wanted to march in the city's Christmas parade "Parade of Lights." (I hate, hate, hate that p.c. euphemism.)From the Denver Post: Parade Organizers Say Christmas Carols May Be Offensive To Others Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper recently announced that next year the phrase "Merry Christmas" will be removed from the city building and replaced with "Happy Holidays." And now a church group who wants to march in the Parade of Lights and sing Christmas carols...
  • Macy's stores boycotted for replacing 'Christmas'

    11/30/2004 10:07:49 PM PST · by ETERNAL WARMING · 67 replies · 7,385+ views
    WND ^ | Posted: December 1, 2004 | staff
    HOLIDAY BLUES Macy's stores boycotted for replacing 'Christmas' Effort punishes 'Miracle on 34th Street' icon, claims chain offending millions of customers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: December 1, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com Immortalized in a 1947 Christmas movie classic, Macy's is now the focus of a boycott campaign protesting the department-store chain's replacement of "Merry Christmas" with politically correct greetings. 1947 Christmas classic "Miracle on 34th Street" featured Macy's department store A group called the Committee to Save Merry Christmas says Macy's and its umbrella Federated Department Stores have ignored several requests that "Merry Christmas" signs be returned and that...
  • Politically Correct Christmas Nonsense (Freepers mentioned)

    11/30/2004 1:59:08 PM PST · by AlwaysLurking · 35 replies · 4,431+ views
    Simply Swagger ^ | 11-30-04 | BobLee Swagger
    WAKE UP AMERICA! … it’s that wonderful Thanksgiving – Christmas season that defines so much of what is "AMERICA”. But wait just a darn minute here... Amid all the traditional crass commercialism and stress and the tendency to buy and eat too much....the Godless loonies are pissin’ in our Christian punchbowl AGAIN. “Politically Correct” my Red State Religious Zealot rear end! … November 2 – WE WON. It’s time to TAKE BACK CHRISTMAS! .....This is a perfect project for Jim Robinson’s Freeper Army … give form and void to these black robed cockroaches that are quite effectively eroding the foundation...