Thursday, November 12, 2009

It's Not 'Happy Holidays', It's Merry Christmas

I rarely get one of those emails forwarded to 5,000 people that I share but this one really hit home. It is something my husband and I have long considered to be one of the biggest problem in society today. I truly believe that the "de-Christianizing" of American society is hampering America's efforts to once again become the great country founded hundreds of years ago.

So here goes:

‘Twas the month before Christmas
When all through our land,
Not a Christian was praying
Nor taking a stand.
See the PC Police had taken away,
The reason for Christmas - no one could say.
The children were told by their schools not to sing,
About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.
It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say
‘December 25th is just a ' Holiday '.
Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit
Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!
CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod
Something was changing, something quite odd! 
Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa
In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.
As Targets were hanging their trees upside down
 At Lowe's the word Christmas - was nowhere to be found.
At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears
You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.
Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty
Are words that were used to intimidate me.
Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen
On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton!
At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter
To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.
And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith
Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace
The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded
The reason for the season, stopped before it started.
So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream Tree'
Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.
Choose your words carefully, choose what you say
not Happy Holiday!
Please, all Christians join together and
wish everyone you meet during the
Christ is The Reason for the Christmas Season!

Even though money is tight I, for one, am looking forward to a Christmas tree with an angel on top, lots of decorations, and a creche with the baby Jesus that will take pride of place in my living room. So may I say in advance "Merry Christmas!"

Oh, and BTW - did you know our nation's capitol Christmas tree came from the forest right here in the White Mountains of Arizona?

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