NOTE: Before reading my post, you may want to check out this article
This is a stinkin' outrage!! I'm sure a lot of you have heard the latest news about the Denver Holiday Parade (Yes, I know the title of this parade makes you wanna puke. Also, the official title of this parade is "Parade of Lights"). The parade officials/managers want to ban anything that bares the word "Christmas" on it. Not to mention Christmas carols or anything else that may offend a miniscule minority. Before I continue, I would like to reveal some startling statistics: 90% of Americans celebrate Christmas in some way (whether it by a Christmas tree, Christmas gifts, Christmas lights etc).
Ask yourself, "why is Christmas such a taboo thing if the majority of America celebrates it?" There's a simple explanation: Anti-Christian agenda. Yes, NO doubt this parade is being co-operated (or operated) by those wacko folks who want to take Jesus (or anything that pertains to Jesus) out of America.
A lot of the news I'm about to comment on came from this article (you gotta check it out!)
The one-hour parade, a glittering spectacle mounted by a private nonprofit group, the Downtown Denver Partnership, doesn't allow any religious themes. The event features marching bands, cultural groups and floats with secular yuletide symbols such as Santa and gingerbread houses.
Hold on a second, "Secular yuletide symols such as Santa and gingerbread houses...?!" If we're not celebrating Christmas, why do we have an icon that is directly linked TO Christmas?
"We apologize to anyone who may have been offended or misunderstood that the Parade of Lights is 'anti-Christmas,' " Basey said. "We will continue to listen to all community concerns."
Translation: "doggone it, we got caught."
The parade's no-religion policy evolved over the past 10 years or so, said Bill Mosher, the partnership's president and CEO from 1990 to 1999.
Yep. Notice how America's moral values are slowly decaying?
... Groups in the International Procession include Belly Dance Concepts, Colorado Mestizo Dancers, Denver Taiko Drummers, Mudra Dance Studio, Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu, T.E.V. Edelweiss Schuhplattlers, and Two Spirit Society of Denver.
I have recently discovered that the Two Spirit Society of Denver is an organization that honors gay and lesbian Indians as being "holy people." HOLD ON! The Two Spirit jokers are honoring and displaying their affection for thier "holy" people, right? Well isn't Christmas honoring a holy person as well? Hmmm, strange...this is conspicuously anti-Christian.
Do you know what really bothers me? The Parade of Lights just happens to occur in the Christmas season. If this parade isn't about Christmas, then why don't they move it to Independence Day, or Thanksgiving, or perhaps Easter?
Here's some more interesting poll: 500 people in the metro area showed that 75 percent said the church should be allowed to enter its (Christmas Christian) float. Twenty-one percent said it shouldn't and 4 percent weren't sure.
If the majority says it's okay, then why are they still trying to ban Christmas? I feel real sorry for the Christian pastor who has to deal with the discriminations against him.