Could someone please explain to me how an industry (retail) works so hard to “make their year” promoting the celebration of the establishment of a day for Christians to give thanks for God’s gift to the United States (Thanksgiving) and the birth of the Christian Savior, The Son of God, Jesus Christ (Christmas); while refusing to acknowledge either day for fear of “offending” someone who probably does not even celebrate these days.
It seems to me that there should be some form of protest especially from the pulpits of Christian churches...but wait, it seems that most pastors don’t want to offend anyone either. I don’t think even the Southern Baptist want to tackle this one.
As far back as the mid-sixties the Rome Jaycees had a seasonal project called “Keep Christ in Christmas.” Maybe it is time for some group to take up that mantra again.
Maybe the Rome News-Tribune could help by offering a marginal discount of some type to retail stores who advertise using the names “Thanksgiving” or “Christmas.”
As for me, I will do my shopping as usual with one exception...if some sales person wishes me “Happy Holidays” I will return whatever I purchased. So, dear family and friends please expect a very bleak “Holiday Season” this year.