recently i was in my speech class, and the professor made us do an informative speech. this one lady walked up to the podium and presented a speech on how wal-mart has a policy of its empoyees and cashiers not being able to say "merry Christmas." what the hell is this? she also said that (i have not tried this for myself) that upon going to the website and looking for christmas items, she was redirected to another site. but upon looking for other religious holiday apperal she found items on the wal-mart website. is this descriminating the christains or just being user friendly for the other minorities? i asked a wal-mart employee why this has happend and he said that someone sued to corporation because they were 'offended' by the message. what the fuck happend to 'no frivelous law suits?'
note that everywhere else you see, it's always "happy holidays." there is no more "merry christmas" when it comes to business and the media. Coca cola used to put santa claus on the coke can around this time of year. where did he go? it's the fucking polar bears this year.
i do not understand why america is adapting to the other minorties and religous groups when our country was based on the christain principles and western belief. "in god we trust" on our government buildings is on the verge of disappering. have we forgotten that is what we are based on? sure, this is the "land of the free" and people immigrate to america to seek better economic opportunities and to enjoy our freedoms, but still. christmas is recognized as a federal holiday and should remain so.
it's almost like the battle for gay marriage. gays are fighting theirs while other religious groups are now fighting to take christmas away from the government (seperation of church and state, which gets completely out of hand) because their holiday is not recognized my the government as a federal holiday. SO WHAT? we didn't have kwanzaa or some other whack-ass holiday when we founded this country. christains founded it, our contry is based on christain and western belief, not muslim or jewish belief, therefore christmas IS a federal holiday.
America should stand its ground and quit trying to be so user-friendly. if you're muslim, good for you. if you're jewish, atheist, whatever floats your boat, good for you. don't attack what our country values.