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War on Christmas intensifies
Posted By Jerry Falwell On 12/16/2006 @ 1:00 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled
Liberals continue to proclaim that there is “no war on Christmas” in our nation.
This week, Alan Colmes, co-host of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity and Colmes,” attempted to convince my buddy Franklin Graham that this war did not exist. Thankfully, Franklin shrewdly countered this notion by noting that there is indeed an accelerating effort by secularists in America to annihilate expressions of Christmas and Christianity.
The effort is so obvious one would think that even the liberals could see it.
But apparently not.
Earlier this week, a broadcast on CBS proved to be the perfect reminder of how the so-called mainstream media have determined that it is perfectly appropriate to offend millions of Christians during this holy season.
On the series “Two and a Half Men,” actor Charlie Sheen (who portrays the self-indulgent Charlie Harper) is seen singing his own rendition of the Christmas carol “Joy to the World,” which heralds the miraculous coming to earth of Jesus Christ.
In his depraved version of the song, Charlie sings about planning to have sexual relations with a woman because it’s their “second date.”
Readers may view the “Two and a Half Men” clip on YouTube.com. Be warned: It is overtly sexual and offensive.
It’s really disappointing that CBS, which has a long history of excellent dramas and comedies, would stoop this low. Network President Les Moonves ought to be ashamed.
Ironically, the CBS website carries this statement: “As broadcasters, we aim to ensure that our national viewing audience is reflected in our programming and our people.”
Oh really? Show us one evangelical Christian on the network, Mr. Moonves. Millions of Christians certainly watch the network, so shouldn’t there be at least one representation, according to CBS’ own statement?
Further, imagine CBS reworking the inspiring words of Dr. Martin Luther King or a portion of the Quran with a character proclaiming he will soon be having a sexual romp.
It simply would not happen. But Jesus is another story.
Comedy Central proved earlier this year the hypocrisy of the networks when it allowed its “South Park” series to show Jesus defecating on President Bush, but refused to show a representation of Muhammad. The network replaced the image with a black screen carrying this statement: “Comedy Central has refused to broadcast an image of Muhammad on their network.”
Conversely, Christianity and Jesus Christ are habitually objects of scorn and/or mockery on the broadcast and cable networks, even during this most sacred of seasons.
Meanwhile, people across America continue to be harassed because of their faith.
Liberty Counsel reports that it is being “inundated with calls from all across the nation” from folks who have experienced bullying relating to their expressions of Christmas.
Here are just a few examples:
In Fayetteville, Ark., McNair Middle School removed a teacher’s Nativity scene and Star of David from a larger display that also included secular holiday decorations. After Liberty Counsel sent a legal memorandum showing that the display was constitutional, school officials reversed the ban.
In Ohio, a public school teacher was told not to say “Merry Christmas” in class. Again, Liberty Counsel sent a legal memo to the district superintendent and an administrator has now advised teachers that they may say “Merry Christmas.”
In Wisconsin, a public school employee was told by the principal that a musical program scheduled to take place in a church was going to be moved to a different location. Liberty Counsel sent a legal memo about Christmas to the school. After receiving the memo, the principal decided to keep the event at the church.
In Orlando, Fla., seniors in a retirement home received a directive to strip the common areas of any religious symbols or words in Christmas displays. At the management’s direction, an employee actually cut the wings off the angel on the Christmas tree. Liberty Counsel is at work in this case.
Mathew Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel and dean of the Liberty University School of Law, said, “There is a war on Christmas in this country. Every victory goes a long way toward winning the battle, but we must not take Christmas or our religious freedom for granted. Celebrating Christmas is the classic example of religious accommodation mandated by the First Amendment. If Christmas is silenced or censored, we all lose a piece of our religious freedom.”
No War on Christmas? You’d have to be “the Grinch” himself not to see it. There is indeed such a war, and Christians are in the crosshairs. We must continue to stand up for our rights, my friends. If we don’t, it is readily apparent that they will be quickly eradicated.
Note: Below is contact information to CBS for readers wishing to complain about the “Two and a Half Men” episode:
CBS Television Network
51 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Main number: 212-975-4321
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