Monday, December 24, 2007


Tory MP Mark Pritchard has launched a campaign at Westminster against secularists, accusing them of taking Christianity out of Christmas! He calls it by the novel name of Christianophobia!

Quoted in the Daily Mail, he says: "I have never met a single Jew, Muslim, Sikh or Buddhist or person of any other faith who has told me of their objection to Christians celebrating Christmas."

It's a false, secular-driven proposition and a divisive one."

He also warns that secularists and the politically correct brigade are offending people of other faiths by using them as 'bogus cover' from which to attack Christian traditions.

He added: "Christ has been and always will be at the very heart of Christmas. Taking religion out of Christmas is like serving the Christmas turkey without stuffing."

He is right! If Christianity has to go from the national calendars of America and Britain, courtesy demands that other countries reciprocate, removing their religious festivals from public eye.

We could all be one global 'Happy Holiday!' It's a nonsense, of course.

'Happy Holidays' are in full swing here under the interpretation of the US Constitution. But at least in Britain you have a former PM who is a consecrated Roman Catholic, Brownie, who is a Son of the Cloth, and the Queen who is Defender of the Faith.

I expect to see Christmas fully back on the calendar for 2008.

And in the meantime we can send the politically correct brigade to India, China, Thailand, Israel and Saudi Arabia to continue their campaigning there...and wish them HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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