The Campaign For DA

11.25.2014

In Liberal Boston?: Campaign To Go Back to the Name of "Christmas Break"


Bostonherald – With their campaign to save Christmas snowballing, traditionalists are expected to pack Marshfield High School’s auditorium tonight in hopes of persuading the School Committee to reverse its decision to rename the late December vacation as the “holiday break.”“There are signs all over town: ‘There’s Still a Christmas,’ ‘Bring Back Christmas.’ There’s some little kids in town picking up on this and wondering if Santa is going to come to their house,” said attorney Dennis Scollins, the Marshfield School Committee’s longest-serving member and one of two who stood up for St. Nick when the board voted 3-2 on Sept. 9 to replace “Christmas” with “holiday” for the Dec. 24 to 
Jan. 2 vacation.Elaine Taylor, whose children are now grown, has been the driving force behind the resurrection of Christmas vacation. Her backers will be hitting the streets today holding signs and playing Christmas carols, as well as lighting up the phone lines, reminding supporters to turn out tonight.“I’m getting an overwhelmingly supportive response everywhere I go,” Taylor said. “I’m an American. I love my country. I want to keep the values that my country and the town were founded on.”

And we all know that if government doesn't recognize Christmas, there is no true meaning of Christmas.

(Side note: If that attorney wanted to serve up a spike for the non-believers, that statement couldn't have been more well crafted.)




9 comments:

Anonymous said...



Please, American Christians, tell me how persecuted you are because your two-week vacation doesn't have the name you want it to have, all for the sake of included people who don't believe the same thing you do.

In the meantime, try to remember that you'll stand in judgment before God next to the same people who are currently being killed in Africa and the Middle East because of their beliefs. I'm sure that they'll be glad that you stood by them and fought the good fight.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the lecture, 11:21. You changed my life.

Anonymous said...

It would be nice if a comment would make someone think and change their life to exhibit more Christian values. What is this town fighting for? Do they have zero homelessness, hunger, or poor? For all the money and time spent on signs and "protesting" this meaningless decision, has anything been done to actually advance the cause of Christ? I'm certain there are hungry people in that town, and wouldn't it be a better witness to give them food?

"Whatever you did for one of the least of these, you did for me..."

Anonymous said...

If government doesn't recognize Christmas, then all government offices should remain open and all government employees should be required to work on Christmas day as any other day.....

Anonymous said...

"I want to keep the values that my country and the town were founded on."

Values like, say, the Establishment Clause of the US Constitution?

Anonymous said...

Say, what did they call those Christian values before Christ?

Anonymous said...

11:21 - Are you referring to the Christians being murdered in the middle east and Africa?

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Am already beaten down and the "War on Christmas" talk hasn't even begun.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but I guess all references to Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist, and Hindu, etc. religious days will be covered over, too? Just saying. Hey, I'm a Christian, and I have no problem with a day/week, etc. being designated as a religious holiday by other religions. That's not establishing them by a government, just acknowledging their existence in our culture. If an arm of the government wants to give people of other faiths a day/week off for their observance of a religious day for them, I guess it'll be referred to in print as just--"a holiday"? Doubt it.