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NewsBytes - Christmas
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Operation Christmas Child promotion of religion? - Onenewsnow
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation has stopped the U.S. Air Force Academy from supporting a charity that provides Christmas presents for underprivileged children around the world.
We’re Winning the War on Christmas - Fox News
Walgreens is the latest store to return to explicit references to Christmas, switching its position a day after some Christian groups threatened to boycott over its generic holiday wording.
Radical Muslim Cleric: Christmas the Pathway to Hell - Townhall
A Muslim lawyer has launched an extraordinary rant against Christmas, branding the celebration ‘evil’.
Nativity scene removed from Montreal-area town hall - Canoe.ca
A posh Montreal suburb has decided to remove a nativity scene and menorah from town hall rather than acquiesce to demands from a Muslim group to erect Islamic religious symbols. The decision by the Town of Mount Royal upsets a Christian resident who says the town is abandoning an established tradition under pressure from a tiny religious minority.
Tis the Season of Christ-o-phobia - bigjournalism.com
Media Finally Outraged Over Christmas Censorship – When It Involves the Word ‘Gay’
‘Keep Christ In Christmas’ Sign Stirs Controversy In South Jersey Town - CBS
Some unnamed residents who live in Pitman and who believe the sign that hangs across Main Street violates the Constitution, contacted the Freedom from Religion Foundation in Wisconsin that promotes separation of church and state. Anna Dora Shipley said the sign has been hung every Christmas in the 45 years she’s been here.
Perpetual adolescence goes on display in San Francisco - Mercatornet
In America’s capital of the weird breaking the world record for naked Santas is no big deal. But it says a lot about the death of childhood.
Congressmen can’t say ‘Merry Christmas’ in mail - Washington Examiner
Members who submit official mailings for review by the congressional franking commission that reviews all congressional mail to determine if it can be “franked,” or paid for with tax dollars, are being told that no holiday greetings, including “Merry Christmas,” can be sent in official mail.
China Sees New Surge in Christmas Tradition - CBN
The last couple of years, Christmas in China has been a huge money-making business, but this year, many are not feeling too merry about the season. From hotels to restaurants, homes to shopping malls, the traditionally western holiday is increasingly becoming a yearly tradition with its own Chinese flavor.
“For many who celebrate Christmas in China, the holiday has little to do with the birth of Christ. In fact, many CBN News spoke to on the streets of Beijing aren’t aware of the meaning of Christmas. While most Chinese are interested in the secular and economic aspects of Christmas, many have in recent years flocked to government-sanctioned churches and so-called underground house churches to celebrate the birth of Christ.
UNICEF Ad: Santa Claus is Jerk Who Hates Poor Kids
In a strange new ad by UNICEF, Santa Claus is portrayed not as the jolly fellow we all know and love but an angry man who doesn’t “do poor countries.”
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