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Welcome back with Jesus Christ is the reason for the Christmas season but across the country.
Intimidate -- -- being mixed in Christmas trees being called holiday trees instead.
I'd have bet that father John our religion contributor has some thoughts on this are you.
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You know end and the reason I'm not angry is that well yes I think it's silly it's out of place for people to dedicate so much energy should try to get rid of Christmas scenes like this.
The good news -- -- when christianity has been persecuted what has been outlawed what it but people have died for their faith.
It hasn't gone away and everybody has an opportunity to make sure that there faith.
Does not go away in this Christmas season and to live that faith as a family as a community.
What should we do about these.
And I think very small percentage of people who are working to try to get rid of these public expressions of faith.
Well I think we should speak up that's why I'm doing it that's why I think it's important we have these stories to show what they're trying to do but without losing the peace.
If our Cruces Christmas is going to be all about getting upset at people who expected take away our Christmas isn't that silly to boats Rasmussen put together a poll about the way in which people introduce themselves are saying Merry Christmas.
-- -- -- -- -- Right -- -- in this poll season's greetings 68%.
Of Americans say Merry Christmas as opposed 23% sent -- are American's right you know and I am so happy when someone says to me and it happens.
Quite often happy -- how happy Chanukah I love that.
I don't loved -- -- what's -- happy -- that somebody is actually celebrating.
Their faith and passing that on to me.
I would respond -- -- -- continue as well so as a Christian in my case I'm a Christian I did I say.
If I have to make a decision wasn't happy holidays or Merry Christmas.
I am very happy to let people know I'm celebrating Christmas.
That is America still -- -- Hide our differences why isn't an affront to the community it's a celebration of your faith it's a celebration of Christmas why would someone have to take offense to the way -- in which you -- Toledo -- I don't think it's good question I think it would be an offense if we were saying as a country is a government and our courts.
The only public expression of religion should be christianity because most Americans are Christian.
That is not the American way but he the American way is not.
Let's pretend that were all the same and because were so sensitive we want to make sure that nobody has a public expression there are people would like.
-- And the freedom of religion to be instead the freedom of worship.
That is you can only.
Have an expression of your face to religion inside the walls -- church that has not been the American -- American way and we individually should.
Step up and say I'm willing to live my faith and of joyful happy.
-- -- -- else you know when it comes outs from outside -- Comes outside your house and it's in the public square and the town hall at the governor's mansion and it's a Christmas tree with a is that a problem.
We're not at all to court sanctioned -- is not at all the courts have repeatedly said is longer assure open also to symbols of other religions.
That is a very appropriate thing to do based on the tradition of that community if there's say a small town in the United States that is 90% Muslim.
There they should have the right in there at their courthouse to have an expression of -- Islamic faith absolutely for sure.
The courts have said.
-- long as we're not establishing one religion or another the free exercise of religion the other clause she needs to be protected and that means allowing people to have public expressions of their believe.
Great wins it has shed some light on -- four hours ago well I'm really habit and you guys that are still angry about this weren't Christmas she didn't tell all that is really angered and I don't know how to counter -- at behind -- -- happy.
I'm happy -- -- that they absolutely have benefits he had a lot on now saying that you -- thank you from now.
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