"Happy Holidays" --- Bah! Humbug!
By Chuck Baldwin The Covenant News ~ December 23, 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
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!
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
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
Therefore, whether it moves the gall of the God-haters or not, I
wish you all a very blessed and MERRY CHRISTMAS!