Friday, December 5, 2008

The Gregoirinch That Stole Christmas

Within the past week, we here at the Rouge Revival Blog have posted two articles pertaining to: 1. An attempt by Atheist to undermine Christmas, as well as yesterday’s piece on; 2. The sad state of our nation's state governors.

It appears that one huge story, coming out of the State of Washington, unfortunately covers both topics and provides us with today’s update.

Governor Christine Gregoire (D), has insulted Christians all over the world by allowing Atheists to invade the state’s traditional holiday display, which features a Christmas tree and the Nativity scene (perfectly appropriate since the Christmas Federal and State holiday celebrates the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem).

“But what to my wandering eyes did appear?” Standing alongside the baby Jesus is a giant placard designed by atheists that reads, "There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds."

Those words are not sugar plums dancing in your ears, no-no, you’ve read the sign correctly. The governor of Washington State has permitted an attack on religion to be displayed in her State Capital Office Building as part of a ‘Christmas’ presentation.

Would somebody please get Andy Williams back in the studio. He needs to record a new secular middle eight to his holiday classic: “The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year.”

“There'll be gay pride for hosting
Terr-o-rists for toasting
And Atheists out in the snow
There'll be Supreme Court stories
That’ll kill all the glories of
Christmases long, long ago”

Democrat Christine Gregoire’s election to the ofice in 2004 over Republican Dino Rossi was the closest gubernatorial race in American history. Rossi led after two machine counts by 261 votes and 47 votes, respectively, before losing a final manual count by 129 votes. One can only imagine how many homeless, illegal aliens and dead people provided Gregoire the authority to mock and marginalize the United States Christmas tradition.

Fox News TV personality Bill O'Reilly called the display "political correctness gone mad" and urged viewers to call Gov. Christine Gregoire's office to complain. If you are interested in doing so, I have included her contact information, at the end of this article.

Gregoire spokesman Pearse Edwards says the office has been getting about 200 calls an hour, as well as e-mails. The Capitol has had a holiday tree, provided by the Association of Washington Business, for 19 years. In 2006, it was joined by a menorah sponsored by a Seattle Jewish group. That prompted a lawmaker from Spokane to stage a protest at the Capitol, demanding the holiday tree be called a "Christmas tree." It also led a local real estate agent to sue the state to allow the nativity display depicting the birth of Jesus.

Governor Gregoire and Attorney General Rob McKenna put out a joint statement Wednesday noting that the federal lawsuit led the state to create a policy allowing groups to sponsor a display "regardless of that individual's or group's views." And added: "The U.S. Supreme Court has been consistent and clear that, under the Constitution's First Amendment, once government admits one religious display onto public property, it may not discriminate against the content of other displays.”

Hmmm, “one religious display" … lets take a look at Webster’s definition of the word ‘religion’ … shall we?!

Re⋅li⋅gion - Pronunciation [ri-lij-uh n] –noun
1. set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, esp. when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.
2. a specific spiritually fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects: the Christian religion; the Jewish religion.
3. the life or state of a monk, nun, etc.: to enter religion.

Atheism is the antithesis of religion. A religion requires a strong faith in a belief system, and atheism repudiates both faith and belief. In religion, faith is a virtue. To an atheist, skepticism is the virtue.

“ … it’s the most con-fu-sing timmmmme, of the year!”

Write Governor Gregoire a Letter:
Governor Chris Gregoire, Office of the Governor, PO Box 40002, Olympia, WA 98504-0002

Give Governor Gregoire's Office a Call:
Governor's Office 360 902-4111 (for the deaf or hard of hearing, please dial 711)

Fax Governor Gregoire a Letter:
Governor's Fax Number 360 753-4110


Andy said...

Great article Jimmy - just about says it all doesn't it? MERRY CHRISTMAS and GOD BLESS YOU and even those who don't believe. They are the ones that need the help the most because those of us that do believe will always have someone close to watch over us........and those that don't - well He is watching over them too!
They just don't get the benfit of being able to talk to Him.....

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