Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Disrespect under the guise of political correctness

The Governor of Washington state has allowed an anti-religious sign to be placed inside the Washington state capital building along side a nativity scene. This is all being done of course under the auspice of political correctness, but the reality of it is that it is blatant disrespect towards anyone who has religious beliefs of any kind. I say this because it infringes upon those of us who choose to recognize and celebrate Christmas pure and simple. This is a case in which there is a fine line between freedom of speech and blatantly doing something to incite and annoy those who choose to recognize Christmas.

See the news story.

The organization responsible is the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and if you visit their web site, you will see that they have it completely backwards by depicting the religious right as being the aggressor in the public square:
First Amendment violations are accelerating. The religious right is campaigning to raid the public till and advance religion at taxpayer expense, attacking our secular public schools, the rights of nonbelievers, and the Establishment Clause.

Oh so by choosing to keep our kids OUT OF schools and home school them for example, because we religious types are either sick of the abysmal quality of public schools and/or want to prevent our children from being indoctrinated with beliefs we don't share, we're the aggressors? When the school boards send the police to harrass home schooling parents, we are the ones imposing OUR beliefs? Visit the site of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) through this link to see the various cases of harassment by state across the country that the secularists are imposing on the believers, or as the "Winter Solstice" celebraters would call, the "aggressors."

As of this writing, MSNBC and CNN won't touch this story with a ten-foot pole. But AOL News did, and did a pretty good job...I also enjoy reading the comments section in any news bit...this is no exception.

The good news is that we're winning this war. Some retailers this year have heard the outcry in recent years about replacing "Merry Christmas" with the more general term "Holiday" or a derivative. Even MSNBC web site visitors express a majority preference for "Merry Christmas".

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