When I was a kid, Christmas was the most wonderful time of the year.

I remember counting the days until Christmas, starting at least a month before.

But, of course, I didn’t need to do so. The daily newspapers all reminded everyone how many shopping days remained before the holiday, celebrated even now by 96 percent of Americans. It wasn’t a Kwanzaa countdown. It wasn’t a Hanukkah countdown. It wasn’t a holiday season countdown. It wasn’t a countdown to “Sparkle Season.” It wasn’t a countdown to the winter solstice. It was a Christmas countdown.

I remember singing Christmas carols in public school assemblies, along side traditional Hanukkah songs and the secular holiday trappings.

Of course, those were different times. We even had daily readings from the Bible and prayer every day in school.

Somehow, despite this widespread practice, objections were few and far between. No one accused local schools and school districts of attempting to create a state church in America until the fruit loop Madalyn Murray O’Hair came along and won her case banning school prayer in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Today, the radical secular jihad against even the most innocent expressions of faith in the public square continues with the American Civil Liberties Union in the vanguard of the unholy war.

Kids are prevented from wearing green and red holiday colors in school. Kids are prevented from praying before lunch. Kids are prevented from acknowledging their God in school. Kids are told free speech is their right unless their words include Jesus or God.

All of this pales in comparison to other outrages being perpetrated on schoolkids all year long in these government concentration camps formerly known as public schools. Children can no longer be encouraged to read the Declaration of Independence in some districts because of the reference to a “Creator.” Children can no longer be required to say the Pledge of Allegiance because of the reference to God. Children can no longer hear contemporary or classical music performed that might in any way hint of Christian influence.

So what are these poor children left with?

Tupac Shakur. Eminem. Condoms on bananas and cucumbers. Abortion counseling. Homosexual indoctrination. MTV. R-rated movies. Dumbed-down curricula. No right or wrong.

And we wonder why kids are killing themselves in record numbers. We wonder why teenage pregnancy rates are skyrocketing. We wonder why venereal disease is rampant among increasingly younger kids. We wonder why test scores are plummeting. We wonder why kids have no respect for authority, for parents, for elders.

It’s the end of childhood in America.

The innocence of children has been stripped away by these monsters in the name of children’s rights, in the name of enlightenment, in the name of progress.

The very people who claim to be so concerned about “the children” have victimized an entire generation or two of kids. The damage may be irreparable.

There is no accountability, no right and wrong, no authority – just man-made rules and regulations constantly changing, constantly evolving, constantly shifting like sands under our feet.

I feel sorry for children subjected to this kind of child abuse. That’s what it is. The ACLU, the National Education Association and their allies have become the worst child abusers in the country today. It’s systematic, it’s institutionalized, it’s real, it’s palpable.

A judgment is coming on these evildoers. I don’t know when, but it’s coming. Jesus Himself promised it.

In Matthew 18:6, He said: But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”

And that’s my Christmas wish for the ACLU and the NEA and all those who have taken the fun and the joy and love from our children. Have a nice swim.

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