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The War on Christmas: How the Liberal Plot to Ban the Sacred Christian Holiday IsWorse Than You Thought
by John Gibson
Yes, Virginia, there is a war on Christmas. It’s the secularization of America’s favorite holiday and the ever-stronger push toward a neutered “holiday” season so that non-Christians won’t be even the slightest bit offended.
Traditionalists get upset when they’re told—more and more these days—that celebrating Christmas in any public way is a violation of church and state...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 20th 2005 by Sentinel HC
(first published 2005)
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Look, I'm sure that we all can agree that a lot of the stuff in this book is quite silly. But a handful of cases in a country of 300 million people does not a war make, and the author should be ashamed of such an alarmist and exaggerated book on the topic. It's not a war; what it is is a case of some civic and educational leaders around the country working towards the noble goal of inclusion and diversity but doing so in a clumsy or overzealous manner. It's hardly the start of a new religious wa ...more
A largely overlooked book, the author discusses modern society's push towards the ever-growing desecularization of public venue, with the emphasis placed heavily on Christmas. Among the discussion includes the removal of Nativity sets, Christmas trees, lights, signs, and titles such as "Christmas Season" from public spaces such as parks, squares, malls, and schools. He also confronts the growing hypocracy that has risen from this trend, namely the idea that other religions aren't being equally t ...more
I'll be honest, I see this as just a symptom of a bigger disease. My card-carrying ACLU member friends will never admit it, but there is an agenda to push God and all things Christian out of the public square. John Gibson just scratches the surface with a smattering of examples centered around Christmas. An important read in as much as it is a big piece of the puzzle.
This is a great read (even for a bleeding-heart liberal like me). It is very thought-provoking, and caused me to question why Christian holidays are pushed into the closet while other religious and nonreligious holidays gain more recognition.