The headline read: Boston "Holiday Tree Stirs Religious Controversy. Good. It should. I don't want to rant and rave here about the deconstruction of Christmas. All I want to say it that I would never force my Jewish friends to call a Menorah a candle stick. I would never ask someone who celebrates Kwanzaa not to do so in front of my family, and I'm so scared by the fact that each year we have to defend our rights to have Christmas and call it Christmas to the point of legal action taken against schools for allowing the kids to say "Merry Christmas" as they pass in the halls.
My late husband was from Boston and it was a second home for us for a long while. This is no rub on the people there. Boston is an amazing city and I enjoyed my Christmas's spent there. I enjoyed sharing it with my children. Call it a "holiday tree" if it makes you feel better, but does anyone really buy into that? Does anyone think an evergreen decorated magically this time of year is about anything other than Christmas? I know many who don't believe in Christ who still embrace these traditions. They still use the terms and celebrate the season. Maybe some day the Christmas story will be the thing that opens ones heart to the true reason we celebrate. But not if we do away with it. Jesus Christ came into this world and those of us who believe in His birth have every right to celebrate it, as we have for so many years, without being sued over it.
Reverse racism. That's what this whole thing makes me think of. We're allowed to be persecuted for our beliefs, but aren't allowed to defend ourselves. It's no compromise of anything except ones principles to call a Christmas tree anything other than a Christmas tree. We still have over twenty five more shopping days till Christmas. I wonder what the next news story is going to be.