Christ-less Christmas denigrates our history

Letter to the editor: Christ-less Christmas denigrates our history

It is currently commonplace to see the phrase “Winter” carols on school billboards rather than “Christmas” carols. What unadulterated and outrageous political correctness gone mad.

One has to wonder who makes such decisions, decrying generations of Canadian customs and traditions, defended over many years in bitter offshore wars, at the cost of thousands of young Canadian lives.

One can be sure that every student in any school in our region will understand well the meaning and intent of Christmas, as will their parents.

Will these school choirs sing songs without the words Christmas in them, like “I’ll Be Home For Winter”? Probably so. Perhaps the next step by school authorities will be to cancel Christmas as well.

We invite hundreds of thousands of immigrants to our country every year.

We should not expect those we welcome from many other countries and cultures to demand we remove Christmas from our vocabulary. They should know, or ought to know, that Christmas has been part of Canadian heritage for generations.

I do not have children or grandchildren in the current school system, but if I had, I would be demanding that our rights, customs and heritage values be tolerated by those we welcome, not the other way around.

In fact, regarding the word Christmas in our school system, it is one thing to be tolerant of others various rights, but outright capitulation on this matter is quite another thing.

I strongly suggest we take up the challenge and demand of our school board officials that Christmas be reinstated in our school system.

The denigration of our Canadian customs, traditions and Christian heritage has gone far enough. It is time to take a stand.

And a Merry Christmas to all.

H.J. Rice

Saanich

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