Family Research Council executive vice president Jerry Boykin claimed in a recent fundraising email that not only is President Trump “separating himself from the left-wing legacy of Barack Obama,” who “avoided mentioning Christmas whenever possible,” “secularist liberals around the nation are upset that our president is honoring this blessed time of year” and “are more determined than ever to strip away our rights to celebrate our faith— and the true meaning of our most treasured and joyous holidays— in the public square.”
In an email yesterday on behalf of FRC’s political arm, FRCAction, Boykin wrote under the subject line “Finally, a president who celebrates Christmas!”:
This Christmas, President Trump is further separating himself from the left-wing legacy of Barack Obama, who famously wanted a “non-religious” Christmas.
The Trumps are highlighting a larger-than-life nativity scene and displaying a wealth of beautiful decorations celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
They are wishing Americans a “Merry Christmas” in the White House, on social media, and even on their beautiful Christmas cards.
While the White House may be celebrating Christmas, secularist liberals around the nation are upset that our president is honoring this blessed time of year. They are more determined than ever to strip away our rights to celebrate our faith — and the true meaning of our most treasured and joyous holidays — in the public square.
We are a nation that was founded on the freedom of religion.
Now, we are fighting to preserve those very rights that the Founding Fathers gave us in the Constitution.
When President Obama was in office, his hand had to be forced to include images of the nativity in his decor. He downplayed Christmas at every opportunity.
For eight years Barack Obama avoided mentioning Christmas whenever possible and instead used terms such as “Seasons Greetings.”
There are millions of Americans who share this same secular sentiment with the former president, and they don’t want to see President Trump so openly and publicly celebrating the birth of Christ during this blessed season.
They want to stop you and me from publicly living out the principles of our faith during Christmas, or at any time of year!
That’s why brave Christian brothers and sisters are in court all around the country right this minute, fighting to defend our right to the freedom of religion. It’s why activists just like you are working through their churches and in their communities to keep Christ in Christmas.
For the record, by the way, here’s a compilation video of Obama saying “Merry Christmas.”