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Friday, 17 December 2010 14:01
Merry Christmas: Feds At War With Christians Over Christmas Again
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Jeff Crouere Bayoubuzz PoliticsAlthough 83 percent of Americans are Christians, our U.S. federal government continues to wage war on the sacred holiday of Christmas.

Every year, government bureaucrats find new ways to insult the vast majority of Americans. In the name of tolerance, the word Christmas is banned and religious symbols are removed.
This week, federal regulators forced a Perkins, Oklahoma bank to remove religious symbols, such as bible verses and crosses, from their lobby. Even buttons with the phrase “Merry Christmas” were deemed unacceptable.
According to the Federal Reserve officials, bank officials were in violation of a federal regulation known as the “Discouragement” clause which forbids “a discriminatory preference or policy of exclusion.”
Clearly, this decision is ludicrous and displays an anti-Christian bias. Bank employees with “Merry Christmas” buttons are not discriminating against anyone. Religious symbols do not imply any sort of exclusion.  
If the bank pursued policies which discriminated against non-Christians, federal officials would be justified to take action; however, religious symbols should be protected. The bank employees are reflecting the religious values of the community that it serves. Such legitimate expression should be respected by our federal government, not attacked.
This latest outrage is part of a growing pattern of events from all across the country. In Philadelphia, city officials forced the signage for a Christmas village to be changed to “Holiday” village. The switch was made to show tolerance for non-Christians. Instead, local Christians were highly insulted. After much criticism, the Christmas sign was restored.  
As these events multiply, Christians need to be on guard. According to one outraged resident in Perkins, Oklahoma, the federal government is trying to “take Christ out of Christmas and life.” However, over 250 million Americans celebrate the birth of Christ, which is the “reason for the season.” These deeply held religious beliefs should be respected by the federal government, which supposedly works for the people of this country.
While the federal government is waging war on the word Christmas, it is also recognizing a Christmas holiday. So, there seems to be quite a double standard at play in our government. If Christmas is just like any other day and bank employees cannot display simple Merry Christmas buttons, then maybe it is time for federal workers, such as postal employees, to work on Christmas Day.
Hopefully, this type of anti-Christian discrimination will stop. Christmas is an important day to millions of Americans and those beliefs should be valued by the federal government. No bureaucrat should ever be allowed to infringe on our right to say, “Merry Christmas.”

Jeff Crouere is a native of New Orleans, LA and he is the host of a Louisiana based program, “Ringside Politics,” which airs at 7:30 p.m. Fri. and 10:00 p.m. Sun. on WLAE-TV 32, a PBS station, and 7 till 11 a.m.weekdays on WGSO 990 AM in New Orleans and the Northshore. For more information, visit his web site at www.ringsidepolitics.com. E-mail him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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