Rev. Austin Miles, a chaplain in Northern California is a writer and historian. He is the author of Santa's Surprising Origins, a story that received worldwide circulation and resulted in him being cast in the 2004 Hallmark Christmas Movie titled, Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus. He played the mall Santa who magically received the gift of sign language.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Religion • PC Correct “Holiday” Greetings

12/12/12-Antioch,California
Pittsburgh’s Helen Trautman, CEO of Results Unlimited, an event planning organization and Speakers Bureau (in the process of expanding) has contributed to this column by researching clips and documentation for upcoming stories. Approaching this Christmas Season, a real dilemma was looming; how to keep in the spirit of the holidays while acknowledging the restrictions the current administration has placed on celebrating—-shhhh—Christmas.

Ms. Trautman, an expert PR pro came through. So, even though some risk may be employed, since the word, Christmas, is mentioned, here is a card reflecting the season as it is today while acknowledging Obama’s rule and power, which will be pleasing to Him:

          *******
       
        MERRY CHRISTMAS
        (YOUR FIRST CHRISTMAS CARD)
       
        Twas the month before Christmas
        When all through our land,
       
        Not a Christian was praying
        Nor taking a stand.
       
        Why the PC Police had taken away
        The reason for Christmas - no one could say.
       
     
        The children were told by their schools not to sing
        About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.
       
        It might hurt people’s feelings, the teachers would say
        December 25th is just a ‘Holiday’.
       
       
        Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit
        Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!
       
        CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-Pod
        Something was changing, something quite odd!
       
       
        Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa
        In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.
       
        As Targets were hanging their trees upside down
        At Lowe’s the word Christmas - was nowhere to be found.
       
        At K-Mart and Staples and Penny’s and Sears
        You won’t hear the word Christmas; it won’t touch your ears.
       
        Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-is-ty
        Are words that were used to intimidate me.
       
       
        Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen
        On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton!
       
        At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter
        To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.
       
       
        And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith
        Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace
       
        The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded
        The reason for the season, stopped before it started.
       
       
        So as you celebrate ‘Winter Break’ under your ‘Dream Tree’
        Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.
       
        Choose your words carefully, choose what you say
        Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS,
        not Happy Holiday!
       
       
        Please, all Christians join together and
        wish everyone you meet
       
        MERRY CHRISTMAS!
       
        Christ is The Reason for the Christ-mas Season!

       

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