Monday, December 07, 2009

Obamas Wanted "Non-Religious Christmas"

Last week the New York Times reported that the Obama Family wanted a "non-religious Christmas" in the White House.

Desiree Rogers, the Obamas' recently embattled social secretary, was quoted as telling former White House social secretaries earlier this year that the Obamas did not intend to put the traditional Nativity scene in the East Room.

The Times reporter said this was "hardly a surprising idea for an administration making a special effort to reach out to other faiths."

Well, it's surprising if inclusiveness means banning the Christian symbols that signify what truly makes Christmas Christmas. Why does inclusiveness so often leave out Christians?

It's also rather surprising behavior for an ostensibly Christian family.

The White House confirmed discussions had taken place regarding not displaying the creche.

This information fits in a curious pattern such as the President insisting that a symbol for the name of Jesus be covered up when he was a guest at Georgetown University.

Fortunately wiser heads prevailed and the White House Nativity scene is on display. A photo of it taken last year is here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's next??? A Non Christian Easter??? I should just keep my ideas to myself. They would do it. They would skip Christmas if they could.

10:03 AM  
Blogger ItsNotAPlace said...

Amazing. Mind boggling. not surprising however.

10:39 AM  
Blogger Tom said...

Not surprising.

6:42 PM  

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