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.