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Sunday, December 11, 2005

Another Battle in the Attack on Christianity

After my last post on "A Little Good News" from Target, I now have to post another not-so-good news report. Why do I feel the need to report this kind of thing? Because I believe that it's important for people to understand what's going on.

There is an attack on Christianity occurring in this country. This attack is coming on many fronts. The current battleground is the attack on Christmas, but rest assured, it is not an attack on Christmas only, but on Christianity itself. The vast majority of Americans are not even aware that it's happening. That's why it's important to keep reporting information such as this.

Ridgeway Elementary School in Dodgeville, Wisconsin will not be having a Christmas program this year. Instead, they will be having a "Winter Program." But that's just part of the story. For the program, students will be singing a secularized version of "Silent Night" called "Cold in the Night."

The secularized version of the Christmas classic includes the following lyrics:

Cold in the night, no one in sight, winter winds whirl and bite, how I wish I were happy and warm, safe with my family out of the storm.

Evidently, school officials hope the "winter program" will be a celebration of diversity. Classrooms at the school are decorated with Santa Claus, Kwanzaa symbols, and menorahs. To complete the multi-cultural celebration, Labafana, a "mythical witch that's a part of traditional Christmas celebrations in Italy," is also part of the winter program decor.

So diversity is desirable as long as Christianity is not part of it. Make no mistake about what is happening. There are those who will say that there is no attack on Christmas or on Christianity. They are wrong. Look at the evidence. The easiest way for those who want to eliminate Christianity from our culture to succeed is for those who would oppose them to be unaware that it is even happening.

Update: After publishing this post, I received an anonymous comment which claims that the information in my post is inaccurate. The commenter gave me the address of the school website, which I then checked. The website denied that the school was secularizing Christmas. I invite you to go to http://www.dsd.k12.wi.us/, click on the "News & Information" link, and decide for yourself.

After reading the information on the school website, it does appear to me that perhaps, in this case, the report of the secularization of Christmas was premature. If that is the case, I apologize to the people of Dodgeville School District and Ridgeway Elementary School. However, the school website does link to an article on the ultra-liberal website Think Progress, which claims, "Sorry, Virginia, there is no 'War on Christmas.'"

Well, Virginia, I beg to differ. Even if the war on Christmas is not occurring at Ridgeway Elementary School, it is occurring in other places. My report on the Kokomo Markland Mall , for example, is a situation about which I have first hand knowledge. More importantly, as I said in my post, the attack on Christmas is really just one part of a larger battle against Christianity, and it is important to be aware that it is happening.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a Christian parent at the Ridgeway Elementry school, it is disappointing to see the conservative christian groups (which I normally support) misrepresent the facts of the situation in our community. The facts written in your blog are well reported but largely inaccurate. Please refer to news portion of the school website for more accurate information. It can be found at: http://www.dsd.k12.wi.us/

Marry Christmas,

3:44 PM  
Blogger Bryan Alexander said...

Anonymous,

Thanks for the info. I checked the website, and I apologize if I have reported inaccurate information. Please see the update on my original post.

12:49 AM  

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