Taking Christ out of Christmas Continues … In Chicago the movie “The Nativity Story” dropped from a Christmas Festival
The insanity continues. Actually the intolerance and war on Christmas continues by those that that are anti-Christian who conduct these asinine attacks on Christianity in the name of tolerance and guise not to offend people. How about the tolerance of non-Christians for others? How about the tolerance of the secular crowd to allow people to celebrate this time of year the way they wish to? Who is it offending?
Some how in the year 2006 it is deemed unacceptable and offensive to non-Christians to have the story of Christmas, “The Nativity Story,” (movie trailer can be seen here) to be played at a public Christmas festival. Can anyone find the logic in this? The name of the event is … “Christkindlmarket”.
CHICAGO (AP) – A public Christmas festival is no place for the Christmas story, the city says. Officials have asked organizers of a downtown Christmas festival, the German Christkindlmarket, to reconsider using a movie studio as a sponsor because it is worried ads for its film “The Nativity Story” might offend non-Christians.
New Line Cinema, which said it was dropped, had planned to play a loop of the new film on televisions at the event. The decision had both the studio and a prominent Christian group shaking their heads.
Could anyone explain why non-Christians are going to what is promoted as a Christmas event? If a non-Christian is offended, don’t go. Read the facts regarding Christkindlmarket Chicago and what part of this event promote “Christ”mas?
If one enters a Cigar bar, one would assume there would be cigar smoke and cannot be offended if there is. What’s the difference? No one should be able to tell Jewish organizers what Hanukkah movies, stories or advertisers they can use at a holiday event either. Captain Ed at The Captains Quarters nails the issue, Christmas, As Sponsored By Secularists.
Like it or not the Nativity story is Christmas. I guess the event would have had no problem if they looped ‘Frostie the Snowman’ or ‘The Grinch who Stole Christmas’. To all those PC fools and people who claim to do things in the name of tolerance … lets not forget what the first 6 letters are in Christmas … C-H-R-I-S-T.
Also Stop the ACLU wonders what is the reason why a movie about Christmas cannot sponsor an event about Christmas.
I guess they think if they support an event that happens to be sponsored by something with a Christian perspective towards Christmas that they would somehow be violating the sacred “seperatio of church and state” …
Wizbang, a must reads as well. Also a link to the City of Chicago to voice your displeasure.
Why? It makes perfect sense that one of the sponsors of the Christkindlmarket Chicago would be a movie about the birth of Christ, especially since The Nativity Story is the first movie to retell the story of Christ’s birth in more than 50 years and 50,000 Christians from all over the country are going to screen the film tonight.
Nonetheless, the city of Chicago wanted nothing to do with the market if the movie’s sponsorship continued and Christkindlmarket felt it had no choice but to remove the movie from its sponsor list.
Posted November 28, 2006 by Scared Monkeys
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Ding Ding Mayor Daley, is this not making money due to the Christmas season? This baffles me the Daleys are Catholics. Have you ever seem Chicago City Council in action? Remember the Foi Gras bungle?
Merry Christmas To All.
Last time I checked Christ-mas is what Christmas is about!
All these people who say they are offended by christmas, well I,m offended that you want to take something I belive in away from me!! If you don’t like Christmas that more than 99.9% of true AMERICAN people believe in then go the HELL back to where you came from!!!!!!!!!!
Should you happen to be in the Windy City while “Christkindlmarket” at Daley Plaza is open, you will chance upon a beautiful and life size representation of a creche, complete with the Christ child,Virgin Mary and Joseph,the magi and animals(even a life size camel).
Don’t know how this got past the atheist-gestapo, but it really is worth taking a look at. Christkindlmarket is a lot of fun in itself, too. It is not far from the eternal flame dedicated to the GIs.
Here, Here, Freebird!
If our Christianity offends them, then they should LEAVE! You heard me – and don’t let the door hit ‘em in the butt on the way out! It’s time for Christians to stop huddling around the campfire, singing “Kum Ba Ya”, and get out there and take this great country BACK!! If somebody wants to practice a religion different to Christianity, that is his or her business. But don’t they dare try to take our right to practice our long-honored Judeo-Christian traditions!!
the ACLU will never stop sticking its nose in your religious business. the Anti Christ Lawyers Union wants to do away with Christmas as a National Holiday.
I say Merry Christmas ACLU, Merry Christmas ACLU, go to Hell!
I highly recommend this German festival in Chicago. Daley Plaza with the huge CHRISTmas tree, a block from Marshall Fields, uh, er, Macys. Have some beer, cider or hot chocolate in the warming tent and enjoy lots of hand made German CHRISTmas ornaments, food and other fun stuff. It’s fun and one of the many CHRISTmas traditions in Chicago – like the Marshall Fields CHRISTmas tree that is now Macy’s or something.
Enjoy the encompassing festivities but when all is said and done ….. The reasons for the season …. the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Christmas is a Christian holiday …. do not let the intolerant take Christ out of Christmas.
Merry Christmas! …. not Xmas …. not holidays.
Merry Christmas everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Merry Christmas in HELL to all current and former members of the ACLU and their families, you are most deserving.
We should go around cutting off people’s heads and filming it on video, in the name of Christ. That would get some respect for Christianity.
Oops, sorry … some other religion has already pre-empted that. Nary a word seems to be spoken against it ….
Ah, well, so much for consistency.
And the next time you hear someone talk about a “holiday tree,” please correct them. It is a Christmas tree, period. The driedl is specific to the Jewish religion; so is a Christmas tree to Christianity.
Nothing good or bad is said about any religion, thereby; it’s just one little blow for precision of language, a fight that is worth fighting.
This says it all for the Chicago City Council.
Chicago were the dead vote and vote often
When you visit some of the building in Chicago, it is not unusual to see Menoras in the building during this season. I notice, but I am not the least bothered by it.
I am afraid that Chicago may be opening a can of worms
“Merry Christmas ACLU, go to Hell!”
I agree: ACLU, GO TO HELL!
Fact of the matter is this, set forth by the brilliant minds of our four fathers, Religion would NEVER hold a place in government! And Thus Should have no say over religious beliefs or teachings. Why do we demand the Government Fix all our problems, if a number of parents does not like their children hearing Christian Crap in Schools they have a meeting with the school and disban as appropriate, the GOVERNMENT SHOULD NEVER HAVE SAY AGAINST WHAT IS PUBLICALLY SPOKEN AS THAT IS AN EXCERCISE OF OUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND FREEDOM TO ASSEMBLY. If people choose that what’s being spoken is offensive to their Religion, their Background their herritage, then they have the Freedom to either Argue it there and then, Or WALK THE F*** AWAY.