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I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  (Luke 2:10b)

December 2003

Dear friend of KHCS,  

Merry Christmas!  Oops!  Maybe I shouldn’t say that too loudly.  Nowadays, saying such “controversial” things is considered “insensitive”!

Are you ready for that?  Maybe I’m dating myself, but when I went to school we had “Christmas Vacation,” not “Winter Break.”  We even sang real Christmas carols, not “Frosty the Snowman” and “Jingle Bells.” 

But now, groups like the Anti-Christian-Liberties Union (ACLU) are declaring war on your right to freely express the joy of the Christmas season! 

When schools permit symbols of Islam, Judaism and the modern-day, concocted, “Kwanzaa,” but absolutely forbid any symbols of, or references to, Christmas you know that is religious bigotry!

The official line is “the goal of multiculturalism is to promote under-standing and respect for the diverse beliefs and customs relating to our community’s observance of the winter holiday.”  But you can see how shallow that is.  How can you have “understanding” and “respect” when even the mention of these “beliefs and customs” is deliberately suppressed?  You can’t!

The good news is that Christian legal organizations such as the Alliance Defense Fund are counteracting this attempt at censorship.

The ADF points out that school officials may refer to a school break as “Christmas Vacation” without offending the Constitution that no court has ever ruled that public schools must ban the singing of religious Christmas carols and no court has ever held that celebrating Christmas as a religious holiday requires recognition of all other religious holidays.

“Inclusiveness” does not mean that Christianity must be excluded from the public square.  Even Judaism gets excluded occasionally, as when the city of Cathedral City decided to ban the Menorah display at Hanukkah.  Really!  Nobody was being asked to bow down and worship it! Its purpose was only to recognize an important part of the community.  But, to assuage the gods of “tolerance,” the city became intolerant!

Well, speaking of “inclusiveness,” I hope that you will include Joy 92-FM in your prayers.  This past year has been very difficult for us financially, and several important projects have been put “on hold” because of it. 

One of these projects includes a relay transmitter to rebroadcast our programming into the Yucca Valley area.  We have received requests from residents of the Morongo Basin to provide our service to their area.  This and other needs are found on the enclosed form.  Please pray about what you can do to help meet these needs.

Don’t forget that all contributions to KHCS are income tax deductible, and a special year-end gift may provide you with a substantial tax refund.   This is especially true for appreciated assets, and I suggest that you contact your tax advisor for specifics if you have any such assets available.

You spread the joy by your faithful support of Joy 92; inviting others to tune us in at 91.7 FM; and by continuing to pray for this ministry.  I do thank you for your involvement, and want to wish you a Merry Christmas!


In His joy!

Glen Kippel

Glen Kippel
General Manager

P.S.  You should be hearing some of the music of Christmas on KHCS by the time you receive this and we will increase the amount to 100 percent by December 15.  It’s a great time of year to invite others to tune in for music that honors the birth of our Lord!

 


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