Today I read an Associated Press article entitled; Group fights Wal-Mart on ‘happy holidays’. The article reported, “Controversy over the secularization of Christmas is nothing new, but this year religious groups are publicly taking on retailers who have decided to tone down the religious aspects of the holiday in their store decorations and promotional material.”
The New York Times also ran an article entitled, Good Will Took a Holiday, Whatever You Call It. The New York Times reports; “At a Christmas tree lighting ceremony recently in Manhasset, N.Y., a crowd of 200 gasped at the intemperate words uttered by a public official who was angry at a priest for an invocation the official considered too religious.” Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman is quoted as saying “This is inappropriate, I just want to make it clear that this is in no way a religious ceremony.” In addition, an elementary school in Dodgeville, Wisconsin modified the lyrics of “Silent Night” “to eliminate religious references.”
The fact remains, and will always remain, that Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ and to claim otherwise is simply ludicrous. The advocates of ecumenism want all the trappings of Christmas without having to acknowledge that it represents the birth of THE KING to which every knee will bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every will tongue confess that He is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.