Steve King Saves Christmas

Iowa 5th District U.S. Rep. Steve King has introduced a House resolution officially recognizing that Christmas is important in America. A vote could come Tuesday and its chances of passage are said to be uncertain. Ho, ho, ho.

This could be the final pivotal battle in the war against Christmas, folks. Everyone to your eggnog stations.

Of course, as the resolution states, the fact that there are 225 million Christians in the United States and 2 billion worldwide may make this sort of a blow out.

Here’s the text, courtesy of politico.com

“Recognizing the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith.Whereas Christmas, a holiday of great significance to Americans and many other cultures and nationalities, is celebrated annually by Christians throughout the United States and the world;

Whereas there are approximately 225,000,000 Christians in the United States, making Christianity the religion of over three-fourths of the American population;

Whereas there are approximately 2,000,000,000 Christians throughout the world, making Christianity the largest religion in the world and the religion of about one-third of the world population;

Whereas Christians identify themselves as those who believe in the salvation from sin offered to them through the sacrifice of their savior, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and who, out of gratitude for the gift of salvation, commit themselves to living their lives in accordance with the teachings of the Holy Bible;

Whereas Christians and Christianity have contributed greatly to the development of western civilization;

 

Whereas Christians and Christianity have contributed greatly to the development of western civilization;Whereas the United States, being founded as a constitutional republic in the traditions of western civilization, finds much in its history that points observers back to its roots in Christianity;

Whereas on December 25 of each calendar year, American Christians observe Christmas, the holiday celebrating the birth of their savior, Jesus Christ;

Whereas for Christians, Christmas is celebrated as a recognition of God’s redemption, mercy, and Grace; and

Whereas many Christians and non-Christians throughout the United States and the rest of the world, celebrate Christmas as a time to serve others: Now, therefore be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives–

(1) recognizes the Christian faith as one of the great religions of the world;

(2) expresses continued support for Christians in the United States and worldwide;

(3) acknowledges the international religious and historical importance of Christmas and the Christian faith;

(4) acknowledges and supports the role played by Christians and Christianity in the founding of the United States and in the formation of the western civilization;

(5) rejects bigotry and persecution directed against Christians, both in the United States and worldwide; and

(6) expresses its deepest respect to American Christians and Christians throughout the world.”

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3 responses to “Steve King Saves Christmas

  1. Tom Fiegen

    Look for “protected Christmas” in Steve’s re-election flyers in 2008.

  2. Not just “protected” Christmas…SAVED Christmas. Without King leading Santa’s sleigh, the holiday might have been canceled!

    Oh, wait, that was Rudolph.

  3. Steven Werner

    WOW. I thought I had to much time on my hands. Yeah, this is the kind of crap we elect our leaders to waste time and money on. How about something to declair honor Mom and apple pie is a good thing too.
    Hey Todd in your Sunday column you said you wanted to create a list of blogs from area readers. Here is mine. I just started it.

    http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-i96l0CI5eq_r74KKuDM4;_ylt=Asih4wCQqLEPotH60mA5QkIMAeJ3

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