As conservatives from around the nation unite to fight the perennial War on Christmas, let’s take a look at some of the tactics employed by the enemy we’re fighting. The politically correct anti-Christmas forces fall into three different camps. One group says the war on Christmas doesn’t exist. The second says the war on Christmas is justified. The third says the war on Christmas doesn’t matter. Let’s take a closer look at these three adversaries.
The people who believe the war on Christmas doesn’t exist simply aren’t looking at the facts. Every year, stores force their employees to say meaningless phrases like “Happy Holidays” and “Season’s Greetings” rather than “Merry Christmas.” Displays of sacred and secular Christmas decorations are being taken down as schools and towns fear legal action by the ACLU. President Obama completely removed the word “Christmas” from the official White House Christmas card. To believe the war on Christmas isn’t real is to bury your head in the snow.
Then there are the people who say the war on Christmas is justified. When you think about this crowd, you probably think about the social justice warriors who want to remove Christianity from everything because of their dark political agenda. Make no mistake, plenty of those kinds of people are out there. However, don’t forget people who say the war on Christmas is justified because they are retailers afraid of the social justice warriors. Since they think Christmas will hurt their bottom lines, they err on the side of political correctness, which makes them not only wrong, but also cowardly.
Finally, let’s not forget the people who say the war on Christmas doesn’t matter. These folks may be the most wrong of all. Christmas is a rich cultural tradition in America and beyond. It unites people of all stripes under the banner of “Peace on Earth, goodwill to men.” It reminds us of the great gift that was the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Yes, there is a war on Christmas in America today, and our conviction for fighting couldn’t be more clear. God bless you and yours with a very merry Christmas.