"HAPPY HOLIDAYS" -- BAH! HUMBUG!
By Pastor Chuck Baldwin
December 24, 2003
These politically correct holiday wishers are quickly turning me into a modern-day Scrooge. I am nauseated with their incessant "Happy Holidays" greeting. The lengths to which they will go to avoid saying, "Merry Christmas" is nothing short of sickening.
For more than 300 years, Americans have celebrated Christmas. Avant-garde egalitarians can like it or not, but it was Christians who settled, created, and constructed this country. America was deliberately and distinctively founded as a haven for Christian people. As a result, our celebrations and ceremonies are historically Christian.
Therefore, the current attempt to eviscerate any public mention of Christianity in any of its gradations must be viewed as nothing short of a deliberate and blatant attack upon our culture and upon our heritage! To this phony "holiday" celebration, I say, "Bah! Humbug!"
Christmas has no competitors. Neither Hanukah nor Kwanzaa comes close to the splendor and sanctity of Christmas! To try and lump these together is tantamount to putting the neighbor's pussy cat on the same plane as the majestic lion of Africa. There is no comparison.
Yet, thousands of businesses and, of course, virtually all government agencies, have relegated Christmas to the dust bin of public obscurity. Everywhere we turn we hear the redundant mantra, "Happy Holidays." I, for one, am sick of it!
Americans have nothing to be ashamed of by celebrating Christmas! Jesus is not only the reason for the season, He is the reason for this nation's existence!
When our forbears penned the immortal Mayflower Compact, they said that this country was founded "for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith." Yet, today many Americans, including many professing Christians, are ashamed to mention Christ's name in public for fear of offending someone.
Well, I am offended by the sniveling, sanctimonious secularists who are trying to expunge Christ from our nation's conscience! If they want to live in an atheistic, secularist country, let them move to France!
Therefore, whether it moves the gall of the God-haters or not, I wish you all a very blessed and MERRY CHRISTMAS!
© 2003 Chuck Baldwin - All Rights Reserved
Chuck Baldwin is Founder-Pastor of Crossroads Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida. In 1985 the church was recognized by President Ronald Reagan for its unusual growth and influence.
Dr. Baldwin is the host of a lively, hard-hitting syndicated radio talk show on the Genesis Communications Network called, "Chuck Baldwin Live" This is a daily, one hour long call-in show in which Dr. Baldwin addresses current event topics from a conservative Christian point of view. Pastor Baldwin writes weekly articles on the internet http://www.ChuckBaldwinLive.com and newspapers.
"Well, I am offended by the sniveling, sanctimonious secularists who are trying to expunge Christ from our nation's conscience! If they want to live in an atheistic, secularist country, let them move to France!"