OK, I'm calling everyone an asshat on this.
Here is a bit from the WaPo.
Then along comes a generic season's greeting from the White House, paid for by the Republican National Committee. The cover art is also secular, if not humanist: It shows the presidential pets -- two dogs and a cat -- frolicking on a snowy White House lawn.And the DemocraticUnderground.
"Certainly President and Mrs. Bush, because of their faith, celebrate Christmas," said Susan Whitson, Laura Bush's press secretary. "Their cards in recent years have included best wishes for a holiday season, rather than Christmas wishes, because they are sent to people of all faiths."
It has nothing to do with Jesus. It has everything to do with creating frightened malleable followers desperate for protection from the terrifying unbelievers.I have no idea what that is about, but it is nice to see the maddness now and then.
And two guys who should know better.
"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," said William A. Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.This is pathetic. The Freepers think so.
Bush "claims to be a born-again, evangelical Christian. But he sure doesn't act like one," said Joseph Farah, editor of the conservative Web site WorldNetDaily.com. "I threw out my White House card as soon as I got it."
Did anyone actually OPEN the card? Here is mine.
See, nice doggy picture. Now, look inside.
Mmmm, I guess quoting from the Old Testament is now considered "secular?" OK, Mary's Son doesn't make a cameo, but cut the guy some slack. He is President, not Pope. (BTW, I am an Evangelical - so back off the nasty-gram if you are thinking about sending it.)
Everyone needs to get a hobby and a life. Merry "X"mas.
Oh, and for my Lefist friends - Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.
Nay, nay, nay, nay, nay. A pox on all your houses. Ho, ho,