‘Tis the Season (National Radio Commentary / Salem-Townhall.com) December 17, 2014Posted by daviddavenport in Op/Eds, Radio Commentaries.
Tis the season—not to be jolly, unfortunately, but to tussle over religion in the public square.
Atheists in America fired an early shot this year, designing a billboard with a child saying, “Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is to skip church. I’m too old for fairy tales.” They plan to post this provocatively in several key cities in the South.
Meanwhile, deep in the heart of Texas, they actually passed a bill this year making it legal to celebrate Christmas and Hannukah in schools and public displays. Whew. Who knew it was illegal?
In our increasingly diverse country, I’m ok if retail clerks want to say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas,” but I’m not ok with pushing God and Christmas out of the public square, which is precisely what many seek to do.
The law does not require it.
And the Constitution forbids it.
So, as an American, I freely, legally and boldly say it: I wish you a Merry Christmas.
Link to Townhall.com audio: http://townhall.com/talkradio/dailycommentary/699281