News That Will Drive You To Drink

drunk_santa

It’s that most wonderful time of the year, when Members of Congress like Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) propose counter-insurgency measures to the (nonexistent) War on Christmas:

CONGRESSIONAL RECORD HOUSE SPEECHES AND INSERTS PAGE H8944
Dec. 10, 2014
THE CHRISTMAS RESOLUTION
(Mr. LAMBORN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.)

“Mr. LAMBORN. Mr. Speaker, it is the most wonderful time of the year, a time when millions of Americans gather together to celebrate Christmas. For many of us, Christmas is a time to remember the humble birth of our Savior on a holy night more than 2,000 years ago in the town of Bethlehem. We give thanks for Jesus’ message of love and peace and remember the sacrifice He made for us all. It is a season of giving, of love, and of joy.

“According to a recent poll, 9 out of 10 Americans celebrate Christmas. Sadly, however, there is a troubling effort in America led by a vocal minority to remove the symbols and traditions of Christmas from the public arena.

“There have been many examples of atheist groups working to remove public nativity displays and other decorations. Just last year in my home State of Colorado, an anti­religious organization filed a lawsuit against school officials for their support of student­led [sic] involvement with Operation Christmas Child.

“Mr. Speaker, these petty efforts by groups offended by the religious significance of Christmas violates the freedom of religion our Founding Fathers provided for us in the Constitution. This Congress and in Congresses past, I have introduced a resolution to protect the symbols and traditions of Christmas for those who celebrate the holiday.

“The resolution also disapproves of efforts to ban references to Christmas. We must not allow those who chose to take offense to shut down the religious celebration of every other American.”

So let’s examine Rep. Lamborn’s assertions:

  • “According to a recent poll, 9 out of 10 Americans celebrate Christmas.”
  • Define “celebrate, please. One third of Americans celebrate Christmas as a cultural rather than religious holiday; less than half will attend any religious services.

  • “There have been many examples of atheist groups working to remove public nativity displays and other decorations.”
  • We’ve talked about not treating one religion over another; that’s the establishment clause of the First Amendment. If a municipality offers displays to all religions equally, then there is no problem; however when Baby Jeebus goes on display and the Satanists are told to pound dirt, well, then there’s a problem.

  • “… petty efforts by groups offended by the religious significance of Christmas violates the freedom of religion our Founding Fathers provided for us in the Constitution.”
  • Mr. Lamborn doesn’t seem to understand the Constitution, which is remarkable for an elected official.

  • “Just last year in my home State of Colorado, an anti­religious organization filed a lawsuit against school officials for their support of student­led involvement with Operation Christmas Child.”
  • This one is really easy. Operation Christmas Child is an explicitly evangelistic initiative founded by the Rev. Franklin Graham. The project sends shoeboxes packed with toys, toiletries, and religious tracts to children in developing countries and the goal is conversion. The American Humanist Association brought a suit to stop it because it was using public schools and children to collect donations and assemble the gifts and Xristian religious tracts (and therefore violating the Establishment Clause). It should be noted that they saw it as free, child labor.

  • “The resolution also disapproves of efforts to ban references to Christmas. We must not allow those who chose to take offense to shut down the religious celebration of every other American.”
  • And please name one instance, just one, of anyone banning references to Christmas. This is just the Falafel Bill-O clause, claiming that unnamed entities are banning Christmas.

Anyway, Mr. Lamborn continues to be an easily offended Xristian who would instantly sell out the Constitution that he doesn’t understand for a theocracy that he does. Anyway, this is our Congress at work paying religious whack-jobs like Rep. Lamborn.

This entry was posted in Best gubmint money can buy, Theocrats, War on Christmas. Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to News That Will Drive You To Drink

  1. C Montgomery Burns says:

    Actually, Mr. Lamborn’s lack of understanding of the Constitution is unremarkably average for an elected official.

    Like

  2. roket says:

    Rah Roh. There goes Mr. Lamborn bearing false witness again.

    Like

  3. Knowdoubt says:

    If they weren’t so dangerous, they would be pitiful.

    Like

  4. Mr DeBakey says:

    “One third of Americans celebrate Christmas as a cultural rather than religious holiday; less than half will attend any religious services.”

    Whats with the facts Jack?

    Like

  5. Bruce388 says:

    Somebody ask this clown to recite the Ten Commandments.

    Like

Comments are closed.