Fight back against the 'secularists'

December 26, 2004

Dear Editor:

In 1870, President Ulysses S. Grant declared Christmas day to be a federal holiday. The word Christmas means Christ's mass. It was not made a national holiday to celebrate the coming of winter or any other historical event. It was and is the day set aside to celebrate the birth of Jesus. No matter how we celebrate it, be it with rituals deriving from pagan times or simple nativity scenes, it is a celebration of the birth of Jesus.

Those who say there is no conspiracy to abolish the true meaning of Christmas and the belief in a God are blind to a reality. Over 90 percent of the citizenry believes in God, yet the 10 percent who do not and the secularists are gaining ground. With the help of the ACLU and liberal, appointed Judges, the believers of today are seeing their religion and "the free exercise thereof" being whittled away.


To the writer of a letter a few days ago who stated that the Constitution plainly states the "separation of church and state," I say "show it to me." It says, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." No where in the Constitution is found "separation of church and state" nor anything that even points in that direction. Certainly, Congress has made no laws establishing a state religion.

Christmas is a federal holiday set aside to celebrate the birth of Jesus, yet, Jesus and God and the story of Christmas nor pictures of Jesus are allowed in our public schools. We are told it might offend a small minority that disagrees with the teachings of Jesus.

During January a federal holiday is set aside for the birthday of Rev. Martin Luther King. Let us suppose that all pictures of Reverend King were taken out of the schools. His speeches and beliefs disallowed to be mentioned in the schools because it might offend a small minority who do not believe in Reverend King. How well would that go over?

It is time for the 90 percent who are under attack by the secularists to fight back.

Paul Overstreet


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