The Culture War Continues #2
(CHRIST)MAS IN AMERICA: 2004
Freedom of Speech? Religious
Him…and gave Him the name that is above every name…
and public officials who dare mention the name of Christ risk
censure, rejection, and even legal action. In more and more communities
an antichrist spirit prevails because Christians refuse to take
a stand. The following are a few instances of attacks on constitutional
freedoms in 2004:
Oregon students were prohibited from giving religious
Christmas cards. A Massachusetts second-grader was forbidden
from reading a Christmas story to classmates.
Kentucky officials refused to give a church permission
to stage a live Nativity scene in a public square. A Florida
city authorized a Menorah display, but rejected Christmas symbols.
A Denver churchs float was excluded from the annual
"Parade of Lights” because it included Christmas carolers
and a "Merry Christmas” banner.
A Washington principal banned Charles Dickens "Christmas
Carol" because Tiny Tim prayed, "God bless us everyone."
Florida and Chicago schools included Hanukkah,
Kwanzaa & other ethnic and religious songs, but not Christmas
songs, in their holiday concerts. School districts in Florida
and New Jersey banned Christmas carols.
Macys and other department stores have abandoned
"Christmas” terminology while Target no longer welcomes
Salvation Army bells or kettles outside their stores.
Public schools in CA, FL, NY, DE, VA, NH, MN, and
GA accommodated Muslim students during Ramadan with special time
off, rooms to pray, and speakers to talk about the Muslim fast.
One school urged non-Muslim students and teachers to join in
Thankfully, there are groups devoted to counter these
attacks against our constitutional freedoms. The American Center
for Law & Justice (ACLJ) created a Christmas Information
) to help believers, churches and civil jurisdictions deal with
Join Us in Focused Prayer:
Father, STIR Your People.
DEFEAT the ACLU & all who war against You!
GIVE FAVOR to those devoted
to the defense of righteousness: the ACLJ, Alliance Defense Fund,
Liberty Counsel & others. Help us to support them with prayer
(Ex 3:21; Nu 10:35; Ps 5:10-12; 35:26-27; 44:1-8; 83:1-5, 8-13;