06 Nov '17, 5pm

It's that time of year again... "Are you being persecuted?"

There is a pernicious rumor that resurfaces every Advent season and spreads across social media faster than a cold in a kindergarten class. It’s the rumor that God can be “kept out” of Christmas. You may have heard it from Kirk Cameron or an anchor at Fox News or an army of culture warriors who have once again worked themselves into a frenzy over the “War on Christmas.” Galvanized by fear, they storm checkout counters to demand that clerks issue them a “Merry Christmas” instead of “Happy Holidays” and cry persecution when inflatable manger scenes are moved from public courthouses to private property. They pine after the good-old-days when Christians could force Jewish kids to sing Christmas carols at school and they demand that every gift purchased, every mall opened late, every credit card maxed out must be done so in Jesus’ name or else Christ will be “kept out” of Chris...

Full article: https://rachelheldevans.com/blog/persecuted-christmas-2014

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