This is just the latest attack in a growing movement to remove anything and everything Christian from the public square altogether.
“Nativity” Booted From Ill. Holiday Fair
A public Christmas festival is no place for the Christmas story, the city says. Officials have asked organizers of a downtown Christmas festival, the German Christkindlmarket, to reconsider using a movie studio as a sponsor because it is worried ads for its film "The Nativity Story" might offend non-Christians.
New Line Cinema, which said it was dropped, had planned to play a loop of the new film on televisions at the event. The decision had both the studio and a prominent Christian group shaking their heads.
"The last time I checked, the first six letters of Christmas still spell out Christ," said Paul Braoudakis, spokesman for the Barrington, Ill.-based Willow Creek Association, a group of more than 11,000 churches of various denominations. "It's tantamount to celebrating Lincoln's birthday without talking about Abraham Lincoln."
He also said that there is a nativity scene in Daley Plaza - and that some vendors at the festival sell items related to the nativity.
This is particularly stupid (imo) If ever there were a place to advertise a movie about the birth of Christ it should be at a Christmas festival…Hello... Is this thing on!
It might just be me, seeing that I’m not especially bright, but lets remember what it is were celebrating here…The reason for the season if you will...
Allowing this type of censorship will lead this country into a swirling dark hole into madness the likes I dare not fathom.
There is no right in this country to not be offended. Even if there were why is it that the only religious symbolism that seems to offend anyone is that of one particular faith? Hmm… seems to be an ulterior motive at play here!!! Of course there is...
Secular progressives in this country are so afraid of the values and meaning of being a Christian that they’ll do almost anything to stop it or stop the spread of it! They’re deathly afraid of millions of people with strong values standing up and saying enough is enough!
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;