GOP representative calls on Congress to save Christmas from atheists
“Mr. Speaker,” Rep. Lamborn said on the House floor, “it is the most wonderful time of the year, a time when millions of Americans gather together to celebrate Christmas. We give thanks for Jesus’ message of love and peace and remember the sacrifice He made for us all.”
“According to a recent poll,” he continued, “9 out of 10 Americans celebrate Christmas. Sadly, however, there is a troubling effort in America led by a vocal minority to remove the symbols and traditions of Christmas from the public arena.”
In order to combat this “troubling effort,” Lamborn once again introduced a House Resolution, that “recognizes the importance of the symbols and traditions of Christmas,” “strongly disapproves of attempts to ban references to Christmas; and…expresses support for the use of these symbols and traditions by those who celebrate Christmas.”
When he introduced this resolution last year, Lamborn appeared on Fox & Friends and said that “if someone says to me Happy Hanukkah or something like that, I apply that to my own religion. I’m not offended by that person’s acknowledgement of their religion. And so, we live in a pluralistic society.”
“We need to have more tolerance of the diversity and pluralism of our society,” he added. But as Americans United for Separation of Church and State’s Sarah Jones pointed out, the resolution embraces the opposite of the pluralist ideals he appeals to. Not only is it called “The Christmas Resolution,” but it singles out Christmas as the holiday that deserves special protection from the United States government.