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Red meat for the outraged religious right

Reported by Chrish - December 6, 2004 -

At the bottom of the hour, 5:30 ET 12/5 on Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace gave us "stories we won't hear on any other Sunday show.

The first was about a Cupertino CA teacher who has gone to court to be able to use historical documents that make reference to God (comment: with a capital G).

Apparently he used documents (The Declaration of Independence was noted) in answer toa student question, and the school began monitoring his classroom after a parent complained.

The next bit was about Macy's Department Store denying that it is being politically correct in its advertising, using "Happy Holidays" and "Season's Greetings" insteaad of "Merry Christmas". Chris Wallace said about his, "perhaps there's a hint to company thinking in statement on corporate webpage: 'These expressions of goodwill are more reflective of the multicultural society in which we live today.'" Then Chris said "How about this: Bah, humbug."

Comment: Fox continues to feed the anger of the victimized majority who control everything in this country...aaaww. What they don't tell you is that the teacher was selecting pieces of the documents, which also included Bush's presidential 2004 Day of Prayer proclamation, to support his answer to the student's question of why "under God" is in the Pledge of Allegiance. The straight, educational answer would have referenced the US/Soviet Union Cold War and the climate in this country at that time. His answer amounted to a defense and therefore was proselytizing, UnConstitutional in public schools.

The Macy's situation amounts to simple respect, one of those moral values that Democrats can claim all to themselves. When I know the religion of someone I offer them a suitable greeting; when in doubt, a one-size-fits-all is appropriate. The eternal victims are really reaching here, and Chris Wallace just slapped his non-Christian viewers.