Why does George Bush hate Christians?
Hey, maybe He really is The AntiChrist! WaPo:
What's missing from the White House Christmas card? Christmas.
This month, as in every December since he took office, President Bush sent out cards with a generic end-of-the-year message, wishing 1.4 million of his close friends and supporters a happy "holiday season."
Oh man, Loofah's going to be pissed....
Many people are thrilled to get a White House Christmas card, no matter what the greeting inside. But some conservative Christians are reacting as if Bush stuck coal in their stockings.
"This clearly demonstrates that the Bush administration has suffered a loss of will and that they have capitulated to the worst elements in our culture," said William A. Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.
Bush "claims to be a born-again, evangelical Christian. But he sure doesn't act like one," said Joseph Farah, editor of the conservative Web site WorldNetDaily.com. "I threw out my White House card as soon as I got it."
Religious conservatives are miffed because they have been pressuring stores to advertise Christmas sales rather than "holiday specials" and urging schools to let students out for Christmas vacation rather than for "winter break." They celebrated when House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) insisted that the sparkling spectacle on the Capitol lawn should be called the Capitol Christmas Tree, not a holiday spruce.
Could He be... Satan? Then again, a lot of churches are doing the Devil's work these days. Knight Ridder:
Willow Creek Community Church, one of the largest churches in the Chicago area, will be closed on Sunday, Dec. 25 - because it's Christmas.
While thousands of the faithful usually flock to the church and its satellites on Sundays, Willow Creek is joining other evangelical megachurches across the nation this year in choosing not to worship as a congregation on Christmas Day.
Instead they will urge members to focus on family at home, rather than filling the pews.
"This speaks to the dilapidated state of evangelical faith today," said David Wells, a professor of historical and systematic theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston. "That we would think that going to church is getting in the way of celebrating Christmas - that the family celebration shouldn't be impeded by having to go to church - it seems to me that our priorities are upside down."
I wish the SICs could make up their minds. Seems like they want Christmas in the stores, and Christmas presents Sunday morning, but they don't want Christmas at all. Except Bush keeps saying He's a Christian, and then send out some PC "holiday" card?
It's confusing. Seems like the only thing the SICs agree on, is forcing somebody else to do it their way; whatever their way might be.