The pastor needs to rant a little bit today so I hope this is worth your time to read:
Here we go again…
This bugs me to no end. Our country’s leadership is trying to be politically correct by saying “holiday tree” when all the awhile they are being oppressive to Christians. They are trying to be inclusive of all faiths all the while they are excluding Christians. Our leadership is doing everything possible to respect and honor other religions but refuse to honor Christianity. Apparently it is O.K. to recognize other faiths but heaven forbid we recognize Christians. I understand the separation of Church and state, but there is a point where that is taken too far.
Now…I totally understand that Christmas trees are not biblical but this renaming of the Christmas tree is just one more reminder of how our government is doing everything they can to do away with anything Christian related. You see…the Christmas tree tradition was created to celebrate Christmas, not New Years or Hanukkah or any other holiday. This brightly lit and beautifully decorated pine tree is meant to help us celebrate Christmas, so don’t call it what it is not meant to be called.
Be proud and bold in your Christmas traditions and let’s not let those in power try to take those traditions away. Say “MERRY CHRISTMAS!” and not “Happy holidays”. Be full of Christmas cheer and remember the reason we celebrate this time of the year. Be sure your actions reflect the love that God first showed the world through the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.
It’s Christmas…plain and simple.
Have a great day and a blessed Thanksgiving weekend. Be safe.