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November 9, 2007

War on Christmas, Part I

Filed under: Christianity,Christmas,Idiocy,War on Christianity,War on Christmas — Psycheout @ 3:57 pm

The Word Is Christmas...Yes friends, the federal grinch is hard at work trying to steal Christmas this year.  This year, Christians need to fight back to keep Christ in Christmas.  If we surrender now, Christmas will be forever secularized and America will lose that special favor that the Lord reserves for the greatest nation on the face of the earth.  In today’s dangerous world, to spit in the face of our Heavenly Father would be suicidal.

B4B friend Don Wildmon sent me an email about one of the opening salvos in the ongoing War on Christmas, and it isn’t pretty.

The Plant City Living Center has told Mrs. Arnold, an 85-year-old grandmother in Florida, that federal law prohibits her from displaying any religious words or items associated with Christmas in the common area of her apartment building.

According to the Center, The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a directive banning “any religious symbols or religious words associated with Christmas.” Under the guidelines issued by HUD, the elderly grandmother cannot place a small Christmas tree outside her door (because that area is a “commons area”) if it contains any religious symbols or religious words, even an angel!

And it’s worse than even that, assuming it was possible, which it is.

If the residents want to have a Christmas party in their Community room, they cannot call it a Christmas party. The Center says HUD directs residents not to use the word “Christmas” but to use the word “Holiday.”

And keep those nasty Sunday School kids away.  They might remind people of Jesus.  The horror!

A Sunday School class from a church near Mrs. Arnold’s apartment comes every year to host a Hanging of the Greens and Christmas Party for all the residents. She said the highlight of their Christmas Party comes at the very end of The Hanging of the Greens when someone places the angel on top of their Christmas tree. Their tradition is now banned by the federal government.

Angels are banned, “Christmas” is banned, Sunday School kids are banned.  But if you want to hang a secular Clinton ornament on your tree or even the visage of Satan, no problem!  The War on Christmas starts earlier every year.  I think it’s time the fight was joined (on the opposing side of course).  Perhaps some civil disobedience is in order.  Hang an angel on a public tree this year, say “Merry CHRISTmas!” to everyone you see.

And think of poor 85-year old Mrs. Arnold and pray for her.  First they came for the grannies….

— Psycheout


  1. Now that´s ridiculous. Everyone should call it the way he wants. Normally, I´d not side with the (sorry) nutters running this site, but here they have some credit. Everyone should be allowed to believe in what religion he wants (including “no one”) and in which way he wnats to celebrate holidays (and how to call them) as long as he doesn´t try to force his believes down other people´s throats.

    This “federal law” is bullpoop (sorry). Get Mrs. Arnold a lawyer and let him tell those idiots (sorry) 3 words: “1st amendment, suckers!” (sorry)

    PS: Christmas is not reserved to the USA. We here in euope celebrate it, too.

    PPS: That picture of yours is exactly the kind of spirit that you are raging against. Why not simply bring in one of a christams tree? That´d be much more in the spirit.

    PPPS: Civil disobedience? What happened to your stance that anyone protesting in any way against the government should be imprisoned?

    [Ed Note: Welcome to the light.]

    [Ed Note: PPPS: There’s a right way and a wrong way.]

    Comment by PG — November 9, 2007 @ 4:51 pm | Reply

  2. What that old woman needs is a good spanking!

    How dare she complain when her government is just trying to lure atheists and musliems out into the open where they can be rounded up and sent to torture camps.

    She should know that they are scared away by angels and bloody crucifixes.


    Comment by Marty McPain — November 9, 2007 @ 4:53 pm | Reply

  3. [Ed Note: Welcome to the light.]

    I think you somewhat misunderstood me. I´m still opposing almost anything you try to promote on this site. Only in this case I have to agree with you.

    As one of your countrymen said:
    I don´t agree with what you say, but I´ll defend your right to say it to the death! Or along those lines…

    LEt me assure you that I´m still, the (*sarcasm*) liberal, atheistic, gay, commiunistic nazi (*/sarcasm*) that I ever was. 🙂

    Comment by PG — November 9, 2007 @ 5:44 pm | Reply

  4. “Their tradition is now banned by the federal government.”

    That is not possibly true.

    Comment by Salmo — November 9, 2007 @ 6:26 pm | Reply

  5. Salmo, are you calling Donald Wildmon of the American Family Association a liar? Are you slandering a poor 85 year old grandmother, Mrs. Arnold? Shame on you!

    Comment by Psycheout — November 9, 2007 @ 6:35 pm | Reply

  6. Yet another overblown fictitious story. YAWN.

    Comment by Spacebrother — November 9, 2007 @ 6:53 pm | Reply

  7. Yet another overblown fictitious story. YAWN.
    Comment by Spacemonkey — November 9, 2007 @ 6:53 p

    That’s right monkey boy open wide….

    Comment by UN-Happy Clam — November 9, 2007 @ 9:28 pm | Reply

  8. Where do you people keep getting the idea that Christmas trees were originally Christian in the first place?
    History time!
    In Germanic-Norse mythology Baldur, the Sun God, was killed by a mistletoe twig. As part of an agreement with Hel, the queen of the underworld, Baldur was allowed to return to Earth during the summer months. (This myth is similar to the Greco-Roman myth of Persephone, goddess of spring, who became the bride of Hades.) Pagans would have celebrations during the winter solstice (Dec. 21) as recognition of the fact that even though the warm weather had “died,” it would soon return. These celebrations included mistletoe and holly decorations (hmmm, that sounds familiar) and evergreen trees with candles, to symbolize the light of their pagan Sun God.

    In the fourth or fifth century, the early Church, in an attempt to convert these pagans to Christianity, changed the date of Christmas to Dec. 25, very near the date of the winter solstice. Many pagan rituals (kissing under mistletoe, Christmas trees, Christmas dinner) became integrated into this holiday.

    However, according to Luke 2, the shepherds were “in the fields, watching their flocks by night.” It is an indisputable fact that shepherds in the region, like shepherds in many other areas even to this day, would drive their flocks into a pen every night, except during the spring lambing season, when the lambs would be crushed to death by this action. On spring nights, the flocks would remain out in the fields. Therefore, Jesus was born in the spring. The choice of December 25 as the date of Christmas was chosen solely to appease the pagans.

    Comment by a TRUE Christian — November 14, 2007 @ 8:41 pm | Reply

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