- Obama shortens sentence of inmate from Cape (1/19/17)9
- Jackson police describe night of anger, car crashes, drug possession by 18-year-old (1/22/17)5
- Business notebook: Jackson salon owner also opens a clothing store (1/16/17)
- Area hospitals hope a box helps prevent infant deaths (1/19/17)6
- Meat-processing plant faces $70K penalty for Clean Water Act violations (1/17/17)4
- Local students to perform with choir at inauguration (1/19/17)3
- Southeast to lose $3.5 million from state in budget cuts (1/18/17)21
- Subjects of interest in 1992 killing take polygraph tests; results not revealed (1/18/17)2
- Governor cuts $146 million, colleges take hit (1/17/17)
- Comedian, cancer survivor Tom Green headlines sold-out Cancer Center benefit (1/22/17)
Whole world could use Christmas cheer
To the editor:
Certain people of America are signing a petition to replace the word "Christmas" with the word "holiday." These people want to celebrate Christmas without the most important part, Christ's birthday. They want to call a Christmas tree a holiday tree, but not only that, they also want to sing carols that don't include the words "Christmas," "Christ" or anything biblical, so they will call these songs holiday carols. There's good news and bad news about this. The bad news is that many people are for replacing the word, but the good news is that most of Congress and President Bush are keeping Christ in Christmas.
Whoever thought of changing Christmas' name really needs to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. I, as a Christian, think Christmas is a very beautiful word because Christmas makes me think of a time of comfort and love between families and friends. Changing the holiday because it has to do with Jesus Christ is outrageous because you might as well delete the whole holiday. I was speechless when I saw this on the news. Americans have freedom of speech, press and religion. I bet the people who want to take Christ out of Christmas wouldn't want to take God out of the Jewish holy day Hanukkah. Personally, I think we all need to keep Christ in Christmas because with all the war, crime and terrorism, the whole world could use some Christmas cheer.
JOSH SELLERS, Jackson