NBC’s DENVER AFFILIATE SPONSORS BIGOTRY

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December 2, 2004
NBC’s DENVER AFFILIATE SPONSORS BIGOTRY

Denver’s annual Parade of Lights will take place on December 3rd and 4th. This year parade organizers have decided to ban the words “Merry Christmas” from all floats; Christmas songs have also been banned. The chief sponsor of the parade is KUSA-TV, the local NBC affiliate.

Catholic League president William Donohue spoke to this issue today:

“Michael Krikorian, the parade’s spokesman, explained the decision to discriminate against Christians by saying, ‘we want to avoid that specific religious message out of respect for other religions in the region.’ The specific religious message that he was referring to, but could not bring himself to say, is ‘Merry Christmas.’ Unfortunately, he does not say which people in the Denver area find it disrespectful to celebrate Christmas. Is there a problem with local Jews? If so, he should say so. Perhaps the Muslims are angry. If so, he should say so. Or maybe he’s just lying—maybe the only bigots in town are the parade organizers.

“It most certainly is a lie to maintain that the parade officials have decided to ban all religious themes from the parade. As a matter of fact, they are honoring homosexual and lesbian American Indians as ‘Holy People.’ The implication is that straight Indian guys and gals are less than holy. Either that or gay anti-Christians have hijacked the parade.

“For NBC to sponsor this bigotry is the real story. In its packet called ‘Volunteer Instructions and Policies,’ it notes that ‘the parade has a no tolerance alcohol and drug policy.’ It can now add Christians to the list.

“I am writing to Bob Wright, the chairman of NBC, to let him know how his Denver affiliate is sullying NBC’s good name. In the meantime, the Catholic League is trying to find a holy gay Indian in Denver who is willing to sing ‘Joy to the World’ during the parade. What a conundrum that would be for parade officials.”

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The fruit of moral relativism.

Boy, President Donohue sure seems mad. But why? It’s not his parade. Denver can do whatever they want with their parade, can’t they? Christmas is a religious holiday, you know, and if they don’t want to give special acknowledgement to a specific religion, then don’t have to.

[quote=sbcoral]Boy, President Donohue sure seems mad. But why? It’s not his parade. Denver can do whatever they want with their parade, can’t they? Christmas is a religious holiday, you know, and if they don’t want to give special acknowledgement to a specific religion, then don’t have to.
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“It most certainly is a lie to maintain that the parade officials have decided to ban all religious themes from the parade. As a matter of fact, they are honoring homosexual and lesbian American Indians as ‘Holy People.’ The implication is that straight Indian guys and gals are less than holy. Either that or gay anti-Christians have hijacked the parade.

[quote=fix]“It most certainly is a lie to maintain that the parade officials have decided to ban all religious themes from the parade. As a matter of fact, they are honoring homosexual and lesbian American Indians as ‘Holy People.’ The implication is that straight Indian guys and gals are less than holy. Either that or gay anti-Christians have hijacked the parade.
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Then it would be time for all straight families to boycott if that is the case. What the heck? Native Americans can be amongst the religions represented, but should not be the benchmark against whick the rest are criticized.

[quote=sbcoral]Boy, President Donohue sure seems mad. But why?
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Because he makes a lot of money doing that!!!

[quote=sbcoral]Boy, President Donohue sure seems mad. But why? It’s not his parade. Denver can do whatever they want with their parade, can’t they? Christmas is a religious holiday, you know, and if they don’t want to give special acknowledgement to a specific religion, then don’t have to.
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Oh, PLEASE! Why do you suppose the “Parade of Lights” is held in December? Why is it a parade of lights?
It is long past time to tolerate this anti-Catholic or anti-Christian bigotry. Political correct garbage is just that. It is a denial of the history of the holiday, the holiday season and of U.S. history.
It is an historical fact that God was a part of the life of this nation since it was founded. If someone is offended then let them work on Christmas and Easter so they don’t have to see the rest of us. My Jewish friends always enjoy the holiday season.
Rest assured the ACLU isn’t going to win any legal battles on this subject -unless people are unwilling to stand up to them.
That’s obvious from many recent court decisions going against the atheists.
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