The War on Christmas is nothing new in America the only difference are the weapons which are being used against it. Fox News is the only news network which has spent time to focus on the growing number of incidents which deprive children of celebrating Christmas in schools and families being able to celebrate and share Nativity Scenes in many public places. With the mounting assaults upon Christians religious freedom to publically celebrate Christmas by atheists and ACLU supporters, is the War on Christmas a losing battle?
Some detractors of the celebration of Christmas joy and the true reason for the blessed season have been working nonstop in a number of venues to insure that the message of Christ’s birth is eradicated from any public viewing in America. Yet, there is no outrage raised when atheists and other secular seasonal efforts are given free reign like Kwanza and other manufactured holidays.
Over the past decade a myriad of lawsuits and threats of lawsuits have been filed against public schools and cities that even propose the placement of a nativity scene in view of supporters of Christmas. Therefore it is no small wonder that younger adults born between the 1980’s and early 2000s who are part of Generation Y, are increasingly failing to embrace the religious meaning of Christmas.
According to The Week, the Public Religion Research Institute released a recent study that shows now 49 percent of Americans accept the belief that Merry Christmas should be replaced with the saying, “Happy Holidays.” Is this coincidental when President Obama who has been neutral on the vilification of Christmas nativity scenes under attack since he took office? As time passes with Obama in office the abandonment of Christian Christmas meaning and the traditional greeting of “Merry Christmas” that goes along with it has sunk.
Fox News has done the heavy lifting when the president has decided to go golfing when it comes to reminding Americans about where the War on Christmas continues to be waged. Even though the numbers of celebrants of the true message of the birth of Christ being the reason for the season has dwindled in recent years, the war is not over.
The Week mentioned that a majority of Americans or 51 percent of respondents to a recent Pew Poll accepted that Christmas is “more of a religious holiday.” Despite all of the commercialization of Christmas only 32 percent of Americans believe it is a cultural one.
Where does that leave Christmas Season 2013 for Americans? It leaves believers with a firm hold on the meaning for the season and a need to commit to strengthen or renew the bridge to America’s biblical roots. Even if younger and younger Americans are being brainwashed into believing that Christmas is about “ happy holidays” instead of the greatest Christmas gift of all: Christ’s birth; all is not lost.
Millennials are a hundred percent of America’s future and the message of a Holy Christmas season is a miracle that God will continue to bestow upon a believing nation. Fox News and millions of others in towns, cities, neighborhoods and homes can continue to share the reasons why. So should you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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