Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Editor Revolts Against "Christmas" Cards

By Rick Pearcey

* From a column by Jeff Jacoby: "If Christian belief and practice weren't vanishing from the British scene, Christian-themed cards wouldn't be, either. But some Britons, not all of them devout, are resisting the tide.

"Writing in the Telegraph, editor-at-large Jeff Randall -- who describes himself as 'somewhere between an agnostic and a mild believer' -- announces that any Christmas card he receives that doesn't at least mention the word 'Christmas' goes straight into the trash."

Randall writes: "Jettisoning Christmas-less cards is my tiny, almost certainly futile, gesture against the dark forces of political correctness . . . . It's a swipe at those who would prefer to abolish Christmas altogether, in case it offends 'minorities.' Someone should tell them that, with only one in 15 Britons going to church on Sundays, Christians are a minority."

* Opening lines from Randall's column: "My rubbish bin is full of Christmas cards. I threw them there." The rest of the column.

Rick Pearcey is editor and publisher of The Pearcey Report.

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