The “War on Christmas” has morphed into a “War on Christians.”
Last December, some evangelical Christian groups declared that the religious celebration of Christmas — and even the phrase “Merry Christmas” — was under attack by the forces of secularism.
This week, radio commentator Rick Scarborough convened a two-day conference in Washington on the “War on Christians and the Values Voters in 2006.” The opening session was devoted to “reports from the frontlines” on “persecution” of Christians in the United States and Canada, including an artist whose paintings were barred from a municipal art show in Deltona, Fla., because they contained religious themes.
“It doesn’t rise to the level of persecution that we would see in China or North Korea,” said Tristan Emmanuel, a Canadian activist. “But let’s not pretend that it’s okay.”
Among the conference’s speakers were former House majority leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) and Sens. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) and Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) as well as conservative Christian leaders Phyllis Schlafly, Rod Parsley, Gary Bauer, Janet Parshall and Alan Keyes.
Now aren’t good Christians suppose to worry about fellow man before anything else? We have far more problems going on in this country that need attention than some faux war on Christians.
Perhaps this war was started by none other than some of the most outspoken Christians. Pat Robertson comes to mind, but not as much as George Bush and his infamous “we are going to conduct a crusade” comment when referring to al Qaeda. These people must realize that there is not a war on Christians but rather a war on the separation of church and state. When that goes then the greatest casualty is our own democracy.