Can you believe it? I bet you can. I actually bet most people don't really mind it either. But the House of Representatives voted to officially recognize the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith.
I will admit, Christmas is a great time. In fact, it's the most wonderful time of the year. Or so they sing. But I would really like to know why the House would opt to recognize one religion for its beliefs and not the others? Are we pandering to the religious right? Are we trying to send a message to radical Islamic fundamentalists? Are we further blurring the lines between Church and State?
Where is the official support of Judaism? How about Buddhism? The Baha'i? The Pagans?
There wouldn't be Christmas without Judaism or Paganism. The Christian Bible was built upon the foundation of the Torah and a large majority of Christmas tradition comes from Paganism!
So tell me, Democratic Congressmen who happen to read this; Explain your vote. Tell me why you felt compelled to promote one religion over the other.
And your answer better be damn good.