01 December 2009

The War on Those Who Don't Support the 'War on Christmas'

I got this in an email earlier today:

Pass this on to your church, co-workers, family, and friends. What do you have to lose but 44 cents, what do you have to gain ----------- more than you will ever know.
What a clever idea!
Yes, Christmas cards. This is coming early so that you can get ready to include an important address to your list.

Want to have some fun this CHRISTMAS? Send the ACLU a CHRISTMAS CARD this year.

As they are working so very hard to get rid of the CHRISTMAS part of this holiday, we should all send them a nice,

CHRISTIAN card to brighten up their dark, sad, little world..

Make sure it says "Merry Christmas" on it.

Here's the address, just don't be rude or crude. (It's not the
Christian way, you know.)

125 Broad Street
18th Floor
New York , NY 10004

Two tons of Christmas cards would freeze their operations because they wouldn't know if any were regular mail containing contributions. So spend 44 cents and tell the ACLU to leave Christmas alone. Also tell them that there is no such thing as a " Holiday Tree". . ... It's always been called a CHRISTMAS TREE!

And pass this on to your email lists. We really want to communicate with the ACLU! They really DESERVE us!!

For those of you who aren't aware of them, the ACLU, (the American Civil Liberties Union) is the one suing the U.S. Government to take God, Christmas or anything Christian away from us. They represent the atheists and others in this war. Help put Christ back in Christmas!

I've noticed that Christians just LOVE to hate the ACLU, until it's THEIR rights that the ACLU is defending. Have any of the people who continue to forward these chain emails around even checked out the ACLU? They defend all kinds of freedom issues, including a Christian's right to free speech. Check these links out:



I really don't believe that it is about 'getting rid of the Christmas part of the holiday'...that is an extremely limited view of the freedom of religion 'debate,' designed to divert attention from the real issues by stirring up negative feelings - it's kind of like asking 'Why do you hate America' to a person who is against the war - dramatic and emotionally baiting, but not really truthful, if you think about it.

In reality, it's about respecting everyone's right to practice the religion of their choice, even no religion at all. There ARE countries in the world where there is government-mandated religion and the laws are made based on that religion...I believe we're at war with a couple of them, and I for one would hate to live in a place where I could be executed for violating the religious rules, wouldn't you? In America, civil law should not be dicated by any one groups' religious beliefs, and when it is, groups like the ACLU are there to defend our rights.

As for me...thanks, but I'll keep on supporting groups like the ACLU who fight to protect my civil liberties, and protect the personal freedom to choose my religion.

1 comment:

Donna said...

I also received that e-mail, but I just deleted it and felt disappointed in the person who sent it to me. Your response was much more responsible. You hit the nail on the head. I am SO PROUD to be your old Auntie...