Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) is the latest politician to come to Christmas’ aid against what he describes as a “vocal minority” that wants to take down the holiday.
“There is a vocal minority that is offended at the rest of us who want to celebrate Christmas,” Lamborn said Tuesday on “Fox and Friends.”
“Just because someone is offended doesn’t mean that they can shut down the religious celebration of acknowledgment of every other American.”
The Colorado Republican senator and 36 other Congress members introduced H.Res. 448, a two-page resolution that “strongly [disapproves] of attempts to ban references on Christmas” and would support those who want to promote the holiday’s symbols and traditions.
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“The Founding Fathers never intended for references to God and religion to be prohibited in civic dialogue,” he told ABC News in an email, according to 630wpro.com.
Lamborn joins other conservatives who vow to resist “the war on Christmas.” Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.), chairwoman of the House Administration Committee, announced earlier this month that lawmakers are now allowed to send holiday cards to constituents that say “Merry Christmas” for the first time in 40 years.
Fox News host Megyn Kelly recently declared on air that Santa Claus and Jesus Christ are both white after reading an article by Slate titled, “Santa Claus Should Not be a White Man Anymore.”
“When I saw this headline, I kinda laughed and I said, ‘Oh, this is ridiculous. Yet another person claiming it’s racist to have a white Santa,’” Kelly said. “And by the way, for all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white.”
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Former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin released a book this year called “Good Tidings and Great Joy,” which tackles the “war on Christmas.”
The “war on Christmas” has sparked a division between the two parties. The National Republican Congressional Committee said they quickly sold out of a T-shirt that read, “Happy Holidays is what liberals say.”
In return, the Democratic National Convention urged people to tweet “Happy Holidays” at the NRCC and the Republican National Committee.