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The Gospel and the War on the War on Christmas

red cupThe War on the War on Christmas started early this year. It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but a vocal minority of Christians have already begun to fight.

The so-called War on Christmas began a few years back when nativity scenes started being removed from public spaces and when the greeting “Merry Christmas” began to slip from civil and corporate parlance.

Some Christians began to take offense and someone labeled this cultural phenomenon a War on Christmas.

Let’s just get one thing straight: There is no War on Christmas.

Instead, there are millions of Not Christians who want to celebrate Not Christmas. Is that so hard to understand?

Are non-Christians required to celebrate Christmas in America? No.

Are Christians required to celebrate non-Christmas holidays in America? No?

So, what’s the problem?

Culture Watch Wednesday: Gendercide | DOMA | Prop 8 | NYC Soda Ban

Culture Watch Wednesday is a weekly roundup of stories that shape or represent our culture. I’ll offer minimal commentary but hope to engage in conversation with you about these issues in the comment section.

Gendercide

An undercover video from pro-life activists Live Action exposed Planned Parenthood’s acceptance of gendercide or sex-selective abortions. Meanwhile, the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2012 proposed by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) sought to prohibit discrimination against the unborn on the basis of sex or race, and for other purposes. The bill failed because opponents believed the measure was “another attempt to restrict abortions and force women to justify their reasons for wanting the procedure”. It makes you wonder if Americans really are becoming more pro-life.