I cannot vouch that the following e-mail I received is true. I might have been able to notice if this was correct, had I watched the White House Christmas tour that was on one of the cable channels recently, but I did not bother to watch it. Sadly, the thought of it completely turned me off.
I've added a few comments of my own to this forwarded e-mail that are in parentheses.
And for any skeptics....don't roll your eyes! Take a moment to see and hear what's going on. Stand up for your beliefs (if you are a believer, that is), or they'll slowing keep chipping away and eroding those beliefs and freedoms! While you've been busy and preoccupied with making preparations for Christmas, they've been making some changes in our nation's capital that will affect all of us.
GOOD FOR THE ARTIST!!!!!!
White House will not do "Christmas" trees!
Thought you might be interested in this information from the White House. This isn't a rumor; this is a fact.
A very talented artist for several years has painted ornaments to be hung on the various White House Christmas trees. The WH sends out an invitation to send an ornament, and informs the artists of the theme for the year.
She got her letter from the WH recently. It said that they would not be calling them Christmas trees this year. They will be called Holiday trees. And, to make matters worse, they also asked that they please do NOT
send any ornaments with a religious theme painted on them. She was very upset at this development and sent back a reply telling them that she painted the ornaments for "Christmas" trees, and would NOT be sending any for a display that left Christ out of Christmas.
(They know this is originally a Christian holiday. It was declared a national holiday years ago. Not acknowledging Christ at Christmastime is like NOT acknowledging our independence on the 4th of July and ruling out fireworks, if you ask me!
Just thought you should know what the current residents in the WH plan for the future of America. If you missed our president's past statement that "we do not consider ourselves a Christian Nation", it just might explain this development.
This should confirm the progressive mindset that he endorses, which plans to move us away from our religious foundation as quickly as possible. Watch what he DOES, not what he SAYS. Actions speak louder than words!
In their minds, all of this religious stuff interferes with their distorted belief of what social justice means. According to them, there should be no mention of religion or Jesus, UNLESS it fits their agenda, such as with healthcare and taxes.
They'd rather incite class warfare and hatred of the rich....the rich who've actually achieved some sort of success in this country, and who are actually the ones funding most, if not all, of their big government
programs. They should not "bite the hands" that feed them. Nor should they put a guilt trip on the ones who are, for the most part, the most charitable among us! A study showed that conservatives give way more to charity.
Liberals, on the other hand, are commonly known for loving to take (tax) and spend everyone else's money
but their own, as a sign of their so-called "compassion". I call it the modern day Robin Hood Syndrome. It's really all about power and control, and making as many people as possible dependent on them - the government, that is. You know I'm right!
We should shout to the highest hills that the White House is ours - not the Obama's, and 85% of Americans believe in keeping Christ in Christmas, even in Hawaii where he's golfing now! Well, he needs a break from all the bills they've rammed through during this lame duck session! Whew!
And another word of advice.... Mr. President, you shouldn't give up the podium to former Pres. Clinton so that he can handle the difficult questions for you at that recent press conference, because you don't want to keep Michelle waiting. Can't be late for another CHRISTmas party!!
Some may say this is not very Christian of me to be talking about the President like this, but I'll use a quote from Jesus Himself, while He was hanging on the cross, when He was referring to His persecutors, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." He taught us to be merciful, and that we should "turn the other cheek". But, there's one exception to that rule, however, and that's when it comes to us defending Him. In that case, I believe He wants us to "step up to the plate". He doesn't want us to deny Him, or His exsistence, especially during this special and holy season.... Christmas!!)