Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Boycott the White House?

As I noted in the post below, Christian culture warriors are making threats against companies which use phrases like "Season's Greetings" rather than "Merry Christmas". The usual mouth-breathing chorus of Donald Wildman and William Donohue has called for boycotts of Target and Lands End over the issue.

Now it turns out that the President and Mrs. Bush have once again sent out a Christmas card without any actual mention of Christmas! Only this year the forces of Good have noticed!

Joseph Farah who edits a conservative news website models the proper Christian response:
"Bush claims to be a born-again, evangelical Christian. But he sure doesn't act like one. I threw out my White House card as soon as I got it."
It took this for Mr. Farah to realize the President doesn't act like a Christian? William Donohue adds:
"This clearly demonstrates that the Bush administration has suffered a loss of will and that they have capitulated to the worst elements in our culture."
the spirit, Bill. Merry Christmas one and all.

Update: Maybe there's a reason why the President and First Lady aren't wild about Christmas. Turns out that White House tradition has them hosting 26 Christmas parties in just 17 days. Wow.

Further Update: Faithful reader (and fellow LAR'er) Jeff writes: "26 parties in 17 days?!? Probably reminds him of college." Hee hee hee.


Captain GoBart said...

Who says conservatives cannot criticize their own?

Still, I think there is a valid point to be made culturally. It IS a Christmas Tree, not a Holiday Tree. I heard someone say the other day that it would be like calling a menorah a candle stick.

What's next, the Spring Break Holiday Bunny? Sounds like a BCS bowl game.

Still, you gotta wonder why the church in China and even the Sudan is growing by leaps and bounds when its retailers do not even promote Christmas.

And 26 parties in 17 days?!? Yikes!

Aaron C said...

This is where me and the captain agree, it is agrivating, to say the least, that Joseph Farah and others can be so outraged about a lack of "Christian" langauge, rather than the obvious lack of Christian actions.

Jeff said...

26 parties in 17 days?!? Probably reminds him of college.