Letters to the editor for Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

Christian voices must protect sacred holiday

The U.S. government website states 10 federal government holidays, each explicitly explaining the reason/authenticity. Example: Independence Day — fireworks, parades, flags displayed countrywide, family gatherings, celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Christmas Day — a worldwide holiday, decorations, Santa Claus, Christmas trees, family togetherness, gift giving, celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Obviously other countries are not interested in our July 4th celebration, but Christmas is celebrated worldwide. I’ll be damned if I am going to be silent this year.

World War II vet, 86, enjoying this special day all these years and now with 22 great-grandchildren I want them to enjoy Christmas as I have. This special day is not “winter festival” or “holiday greetings,” and the decorated tree is a Christmas tree.

No Christmas carols because it offends a few, but I bet those few take this day off with pay or work at double time. It offends me schools do not have a day or evening prior to Christmas having a small performance in honor of the birth of Jesus, our Savior. Non-believers are not forced to attend or have their children involved.

America has always been a country of belief and prayer. Now the latest “Who Needs Christ During Christmas?” plastered on a New York billboard and a large cross ordered to be removed in San Diego. Where are the Christian voices? Silence suggests your acceptance of socialism! Merry Christmas, and happy birthday, Jesus Christ.

William Lepore Sr.



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