It’s shocking to me that with all the problems that face our country both domestic and international; our fine member of Congress can manage to squander their time on ridiculous legislation. Republicans who continue to screw up Congress have introduced H.Res 847: Recognizing the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith. This waste of time was introduced Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on
I kid you not the GOP and Christians feel so threatened that they now need a resolution to tell everyone just how important they are. Besides the resolution being a complete waste of time it actually tells everyone how important Christians are to the founding of our country and to the world. Not to mention the bigotry towards other religions.
It’s time that we send a very clear signal to Congress that in November 2008 is around the corner and your time is up.
H. RES. 847: RESOLUTION – Recognizing the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith.
Whereas Christmas, a holiday of great significance to Americans and many other cultures and nationalities, is celebrated annually by Christians throughout the
- Whereas there are approximately 225,000,000 Christians in the
United States, making Christianity the religion of over three-fourths of the American population;
- Whereas there are approximately 2,000,000,000 Christians throughout the world, making Christianity the largest religion in the world and the religion of about one-third of the world population;
- Whereas Christians identify themselves as those who believe in the salvation from sin offered to them through the sacrifice of their savior, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and who, out of gratitude for the gift of salvation, commit themselves to living their lives in accordance with the teachings of the Holy Bible;
- Whereas Christians and Christianity have contributed greatly to the development of western civilization;
- Whereas the United States, being founded as a constitutional republic in the traditions of western civilization, finds much in its history that points observers back to its roots in Christianity;
- Whereas on December 25 of each calendar year, American Christians observe Christmas, the holiday celebrating the birth of their savior, Jesus Christ;
- Whereas for Christians, Christmas is celebrated as a recognition of God’s redemption, mercy, and Grace; and
- Whereas many Christians and non-Christians throughout the
United Statesand the rest of the world, celebrate Christmas as a time to serve others: Now, therefore be it
Resolved, That the House of Representatives–
(1) recognizes the Christian faith as one of the great religions of the world;
(2) expresses continued support for Christians in the
(3) acknowledges the international religious and historical importance of Christmas and the Christian faith;
(4) acknowledges and supports the role played by Christians and Christianity in the founding of the
(5) rejects bigotry and persecution directed against Christians, both in the
(6) expresses its deepest respect to American Christians and Christians throughout the world.