Being an oppressed religious minority in America is no easy burden to bear.
But things are finally looking up for America’s Christians.
In President Trump’s powerful speech at last week’s Values Voter Summit, he lamented the fact that “people don’t talk about [Christmas] anymore,” and promised that would change.
And sure enough, just a few days later, he’s putting his money where his mouth is.
This morning, Trump signed an executive order overturning Obama’s 2011 policy that made publicly saying “Merry Christmas” a federal offense. That law, which was part of Obama’s overall Sharia Law implementation, carried minimums of a $500 fine and 30-day prison sentence, depending on how many people heard the offender say the “controversial” and “politically incorrect” phrase.
But thankfully, that oppressive law is no more, and Christians all over America are finally allowed to come out of the shadows, express their religious beliefs, and say “Merry Christmas” again.
And on behalf of all advocates of equality, I’d like to say, “It’s about time!”
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. There is still much more work to be done to rid our nation of the scourge of its horrible oppression of Christians. Rampant discrimination in the workplace, schools, and vandalism at their places of worship and homes will likely continue for them.
But this executive order is a great first step to fight back, and we thank President Trump so much for it.
So from our house to yours, “MERRY CHRISTMAS!”
Man, it feels good to finally be able to say that again.