Via the Cellar Door. The following is an excerpt from a letter to the editor of the Columbia Tribune in Missouri:
Editor, the Tribune: My neighbor and I were discussing the upcoming holiday, and my neighbor gave me some advice. He told me I needed to curb my enthusiasm about Christmas. He noted that last Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, I would say "Merry Christmas" to all the folks I met. He felt this could get me in serious legal problems.
His concern was that I might say this to an atheist, Muslim or Jew. I questioned him as to how this could cause a legal problem. He felt this could cause mental anguish and low self-esteem. He said the government was being sued because the money in their pockets had "In God We Trust" written on it. He said a "Merry Christmas" right to their face is much worse than something you have to look for on your money.
So, I have a question for the Anti-Christian Legal Union, or ACLU. Am I in danger of being sued for saying "Merry Christmas" to a nonbeliever?
Ay-yi-yi. I think this whole uproar regarding secularists allegedly trying to stamp out Christmas in is in large part a product of ignorance. So let me say it one more time. No one in the U.S. is trying to ban Christmas, the Bible, or Christianity. There is no law against wishing someone a "Merry Christmas." There is no law against teaching your children the Ten Commandments. There is no law, nor will there ever be a law, at least not one pushed by the left, to interfere with the free exercise of your religion.
And now I have to go. This secularist Christmas hater is going to spend the afternoon decorating her Christmas tree, listening to Christmas carols, wrapping Christmas gifts, drinking eggnog, and sticking antlers on her corgi's head.