by Onan Coca
What is it that secular humanists have against Christmas? It seems that every year there are at least a handful of stories about some secularist Grinch’s who are out and about seeking to ruin everyone else’s holiday fun. In a culture that has turned its back on the God of the Bible and the morality taught in His Word, you would think that the secularists would have already claimed victory and moved on. But nothing could be further from the truth; instead they continue their attacks on the last and simplest vestiges of Christianity in our culture – our holidays.
This year’s earliest contender for “the Grinch that stole Christmas” is the American Humanist Organization. A charter school in Colorado, the SkyView Academy, is being sued by the humanist organization because of their decision to participate in Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samartian’s Purse. Operation Christmas Child takes shoeboxes filled with goodies (toys, school and toiletry supplies, and other necessities) and hands them out to children living in poverty in third world nations. In short, they give Christmas to hundreds of thousands of needy children every year.
The humanists just couldn’t have that, could they? So they sent a letter to SkyView Academy (as well as another school in South Carolina) demanding that they cease and desist or they would be sued. “Because they don’t like the message that we convey under our religious liberty, they have to shut us down and that is a tactic of bullying,” she said. “They don’t believe in equal access. They believe in shutting down anybody who doesn’t comply with their view of what society should be – and that is completely godless.”
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