The right wing punditry is at it again this year, stirring up a sense of victimization by claiming there is a "war on Christmas". In fact, Christianity wouldn't exist without the eclectic collection of ideas and practices that were the diverse roots from which it grew,
It was a particularly bad day in Detroit, temperatures hovered just below freezing with freezing rain. The magistrate heard evidence and argument, and finally ruled against us. That was not the end of the story, though.
Schools across the country avoid anything that alludes to the true meaning of Christmas, such as angels, the baby Jesus, stables and shepherds. Just consider some of the incidents that have taken place in recent years.