Camden Conservatives demand Christ be restored to Christmas
Conservative councillors in the London Borough of Camden have put forward a motion to the Council that demands that the Council respect and maintain the religious traditions of the country, and ceases to pander to the PC obsessives who purport to find racial and religious offence under every cornflake.
The motion reads:
This Council believes that attempts to airbrush out Christmas, one of the main festivals of Christianity, which is still the biggest religion of England, because of the notion that in some way it is offensive to other faiths, is insulting to Christians and British religious minorities who are libelled by insinuation.
The Council feels that this idea seems to be motivated by the wish to divide the people of this country, by emphasising, inventing and fabricating artificial disagreements, which cause needless resentment among religious groups.
This Council notes that, whilst Christianity is not the only religion to have a major winter celebration, Christmas is none-the-less one of the most valued holidays in the Christian calendar. This Council feels that as a nation we are losing sight of the real reason for celebrating the festive period and that, as divorce rates soar and the traditional family breaks down, any attempt to down play a festival which at its heart celebrates the family as an institution can only further damage a society of which many parts are broken.
This Council also believes that the renaming of Christmas as a “Winter Festival” or any other non-religious nomenclature is part of the systematic erosion of Christianity in modern life, which itself is the cause of the loss of our sense of national identity and cohesion.
This Council acknowledges that the ethical foundation of our legal and political system is rooted in Christianity and should not be ashamed to acknowledge that we are a Christian nation, after all, how is one supposed to respect any other culture, when one doesn't treasure their own.
Therefore this Council resolves to put "Merry Christmas" on all its greetings cards, official letters and websites issued in the month of December.
Good for them.
Cranmer looks forward to Parliament doing the same.
It is curious that no ethnic or religious minority group has actually formally requested that Christmas be adpated to accommodate their sensitivites. And it is also curious that the driving force for change appears to be the National Secular Society, which, Cranmer guesses, is composed largely of the white, middle class who are intent on exploiting other faiths for their own faithless ends. It is heartening indeed that a Conservative group of councillors is willing to confront this nonsense head-on.