Since Christians, like Jews, have suffered from centuries of oppression in the United States, a group of determined evangelicals have decided to stand up for their rights. Members of the Christian Defense Coalition (CDC) gathered with live manger-like animals in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Building last Wednesday, the 5th, to stage their annual ‘Nativity Project.’ They want to share the message of Christmas, while confronting the relentlessly hostile environment in which they’ve had to live for so long.
“Sadly, we are seeing an erosion and hostility toward public expressions of faith in the public square,” said the Rev. Patrick Mahoney, director of the CDC. “This is especially true during the Christmas season.”
“‘The Nativity Project’ is a reminder that our Constitution provides freedom of religion not freedom from religion,” Mahoney clarified. “By encouraging people of good will to publicly display nativity scenes all across America, we are not only supporting religious liberty andFirst Amendment freedoms but we are loudly proclaiming the powerful message of Christmas.”
Ignoring the possibility that cavorting with farm animals in public could get them arrested, the CDC group (not to be confused with the Center for Disease Control) remains steadfast in its holy mission. I’m so glad to see Christians storming out of their ecumenical closets to combat the evil bestowed by Wiccans, Muslims, feminists and, of course, those ubiquitous homosexuals! I mean, someone has to do it.