‘Tis the Season

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the ACLU office here in Pittsburgh; our first round of holiday cards just came in the mail. The messages range from ‘You Will Burn in Hell’ to ‘Go Back to Russia’ (?), but thankfully they all end with a hearty ‘Merry Christmas.’

Apparently there is an orchestrated campaign among some churches to inundate ACLU offices with holiday cards, as if we are vampires who recoil from religious iconography. To be honest, though, I don’t want to totally denigrate the card campaign. They often are very pretty cards, and we use them to decorate the office for the holidays. Still, please feel free to share with your friends and family that the ACLU is absolutely, positively NOT against Christmas.

Personally, I’m still trying to convince my 90 year-old grandmother, but unfortunately she believes Bill O’Reilly more than she believes me. Maybe it is just hard to take someone seriously when you used to change their diapers. I bet Bill O’Reilly’s grandmother didn’t trust him either.

-Lisa in Pittsburgh

2 thoughts on “‘Tis the Season

  1. Bring it on! Thank heavens these people don’t have a problem with killing all those trees to make a mistaken point, huh?

    Even my mother-in-law trusts O’Reilly more than us. When we point out all the cases that the ACLU has fought FOR religious folks, she just comes back with “well, those cases are in the vast minority.”

    Makes you wonder how many religious people who SHOULD be turning to the ACLU for their rights aren’t, because people like O’Reilly have them convinced otherwise.

    I’ll bet the cases would be a lot closer in numbers of people had the facts rather than the lies.

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