The Airing of Grievances
Monday, December 20, 2004
Happy Holidays! Or Not.
According to The Los Angeles Times, in North Carolina and elsewhere, conservative Christians are launching campaigns to boycott stores that greet shoppers with "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas." Here's what a couple of "leaders" of the movement have to say:
"It is apartheid in reverse—the majority is being bullied by the minority," says Pastor Patrick Wooden', the pastor who organized the boycott. "If they want the gold, frankincense and myrrh, they should acknowledge the birth of the child."Apartheid? And attack on Christ? Seriously, where do these people come from?
"It's a cultural war. We are in the thick of it," said the Rev. Mark Creech of the Christian Action League of Raleigh North Carolina. "It's not so much an attack on us. It's an attack on Christ."