The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


December 8, 2012

LIFE BEHIND THE PINE CURTAIN: Twas the week before Christmas....

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Behind the Pine Curtain  is a series of anecdotes collected and edited by Herald-Press Publisher Gary Connor.

Twas just weeks before Christmas

When all through our land,

Not a Christian was praying

Nor taking a stand.

Why the Politically Correct Police had taken away

The reason for Christmas — no one could say.

The children were told by their schools not to sing

About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.

It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say

December 25th is just a “Holiday.”

Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit

Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!

CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-Pod

Something was changing, something quite odd!

Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa

In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.

As retailers were hanging their trees upside down

At stores the word Christmas was no where to be found.

“Inclusive,” “sensitive,” “di-ver-si-ty”

Are words that were used to intimidate me.

Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen

On Boxer, on Pelosi, on Kerry, on Clinton!

At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter

To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.

And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith,

Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace,

The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded.

The reason for the season, stopped before it started.

So as you celebrate Winter Break under your Holiday Tree,

Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.

Choose your words carefully, choose what you say.

Shout “Merry Christmas,”

not “Happy Holiday.”

Please, all Christians join together and

wish everyone you meet a very

Merry Christmas.

Christ is The Reason for the Christmas Season.


“As democracy is perfected, the office of President represents,

more and more, the inner soul of the people. On some great

and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s

desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright moron.”

H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Sun, July 26, 1920










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