Dear friend of KHCS,
Merry Christmas! Oops! Maybe I shouldn’t say
that too loudly. Nowadays, saying such “controversial” things is
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
“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
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!
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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