Is there a “War on Christmas”?

Why is there the belief that there is a war on Christmas?

Is it because people would rather say “happy holidays” to be inclusive? Remember Christians, you pillaged a tradition from a faith that you subsequently tried to exterminate.

When is the last time that you heard a Jew get offended when you said merry Christmas and not happy Hanukkah?

I did see issues with being people being directed to use “happy holidays”. That was until I stopped and THOUGHT about it with an open mind. I think it was Badcat that helped shine a light of education on the subject. Look at that, civil discussion CAN change minds.

I saw one Christian comment that they felt that cashiers should take the time to get to know your faith so that they could give the appropriate holiday wishes. I just want my duct tape, rope, and KY jelly… why do you want to hold up the entire line to have social hour when it could be a simple happy holidays?

No, there is no war against Christmas, there is however, a desire to be kinder people to all and to take others’ feelings into consideration.

Gay Marriage; States rights, federal rights, or human rights

By Eyes_open

 

As the Supreme Court takes on the issue of California’s Proposition 8, and the federal DOMA, and Jeb Bush weighs in that he believes marriage should be a states rights issue, where do you stand on the issue of same-sex marriage, and why. Is it a matter that should be left to each state, should the federal government be involved and to what degree. Or is this a constitutional violation of civil rights, placing it in the hands of the Supreme Court.

Why should churches not be taxed like any other organization?

There is a premise that churches and non-profit organizations get tax breaks because of the services that they provide the community.
Churches should not get an automatic waiver simply because they waive the theology banner.

It is estimated that the lost revenue to property taxes from church owned properties is 100 billion dollars. That is a lot of money missing form the state coffers.

Start taxing churches as residences are, you will see the Latter Day Saints squeal higher than the angel Maroni on their spires.

Now, if we reject non-profit status for failing to treat people equally, such as discrimination on the basis of color, creed, sexual preference, etc, we may see some change as well.

Should religious schools be required to teach health/sexual education from a non-religious perspective?

Does theology trump general health?
Can the nation decide that there be a minimum level of sexual education that must be provided by schools regardless of the school religious beliefs?