Accept the Christmas Challenge

PolitiChicks.comAmerica’s Judeo-Christian Sovereignty has been affronted on various sides in the last few weeks. Religious names such as Christmas, Easter, Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah have been stricken from a school calendar in response to Muslim demands.

On November 15th, 2014, an Imam led a prayer in the U.S. House of Representatives, “in the name of Allah.”

This is an outrage, an affront to my Christian faith and my Christian country. It seems any reference to Christianity is offensive to Islam.

The history of Islam is a history of force. Islam demands that one convert or die. They believe in Shariah law and the lack of any rights for the female, even their own daughters.

We must resist this flood of intolerance in our country. After all, most immigrants have relocated here to enjoy the freedoms we offer. If they just change our country to an image of the one they left behind, what is the purpose in that? We welcome everyone and offer religious freedom. That is our tradition, our light to the world, as our ancestors immigrated to this land to escape religious persecution. However, our laws are directed primarily to freedom to worship the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Trinity in any way they choose.

Most of us are fine with everyone practicing and worshiping in their own way. The problem comes when one faction tries to push their beliefs on another. That is intolerable.

Our holidays and traditions are based in Christianity, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter—so this year’s challenge is to go over the top on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Be sure to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, and if you feel led to, witness about how the Lord has blessed you this year.

Decorate your house to the nth degree with Christmas lights and decorations. Place a Nativity Scene (if you have one) in your front yard. If someone is offended, sweetly apologize that they are offended as you tell them the story of Jesus’ birth as outlined in the book of Luke. Then refuse to remove it.

Insist on a school or office Christmas party. If this is disallowed, raise an extreme protest. Don’t be afraid to stand up for your rights as well. Everyone has a right to free speech and an opinion. Parents need to be sure their values are being taught in their schools.

Wish everyone that comes into your path a “Very Merry Christmas.” Correct those who insist on happy holidays.

Let your Washington representatives know that you do not appreciate Muslim Imams leading prayer in the house. A Christian pastor would never, ever, ever be allowed to lead prayers in a Muslim country and fair is fair.

If we do not stop the affront on our religious freedoms at the ground level, we will no longer be a shining beacon to the world as a place of freedom.

Do not be afraid to stand up! If you are unwilling to offend now, be ready to have everything that is part of our country eradicated and replaced with something intolerable later—because another American tradition is standing up to wrong and supporting what is right!

Candace Hardin

Georgia PolitiChick Candace Hardin lives in Atlanta, Georgia, but grew up in Western North Carolina. She has been greatly influenced in her writing by the culture in the Appalachians. Candace attributes her love of words to her Mother, who taught her to read at four years old. She is the creator and publisher of the literary magazine, Bohemian Renaissance, a magazine designed to launch emerging writers to publication, while providing good literature and art free to the community. Candace is 100% fluent in Spanish and a student of Latin. She loves dogs and spending time with friends and family. Visit Candace's website: http://kandisays.blogspot.com/

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