Wednesday, December 12, 2007

How the Democratic Grinches Stole Christmas

How the Democratic Grinches Stole Christmas

 by Jennifer Mesko, managing editor

Nine U.S. lawmakers refuse to support resolution on the reason for the season.

Nine Democrats refused to support a U.S. House resolution Tuesday seeking the official recognition of Christmas — even though eight of them supported a similar resolution on Ramadan earlier this year.

"The foundation of this nation and this culture is Christian. … I think there's an assault on Christianity in America," sponsor Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said in a statement.

"It's time we stood up and said so and said to the rest of America, 'Be who you are, and be confident, and let's worship Christ and celebrate Christmas for the right reasons,' " he told Fox News.

King missed the vote after an ice storm stranded him in Iowa.

Those in King's crosshairs are: Reps. Gary Ackerman and Yvette Clarke of New York; Diana DeGette of Colorado; Alcee Hastings of Florida; Jim McDermott of Washington; Bobby Scott of Virginia; and Barbara Lee, Pete Stark and Lynn Woolsey of California.

Ashley Horne, federal policy analyst for Focus on the Family Action, said: "These nine lawmakers were the only members of Congress to oppose a resolution honoring America’s history and tradition of the Christian faith, the same faith for which four young Coloradoans were killed less than a week ago."

Nine other Democrats and one Republican voted "present" on the resolution, which means they did not take a position. Forty lawmakers did not vote.

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