Even late on Christmas Eve, President Donald Trump couldn’t pass up an opportunity to boast about a made-up accomplishment.
Just before 10 p.m. Sunday, instead of the president being snug in his bed in Mar-A-Lago dreaming of sugar plums and fake news, he took to Twitter to declare his victory against the “War on Christmas.”
“People are proud to be saying Merry Christmas again. I am proud to have led the charge against the assault of our cherished and beautiful phrase. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!” Trump tweeted.
Editor’s Note: Today we are reposting an item that first appeared (in a slightly different form) in 2007. Happy Holidays!
People sometimes ask me why I got so interested in defending separation of church and state. The answer is simple: As a kid, I was sent to a Catholic school for eight years.
I did a radio show yesterday with a conservative host on the topic of religious holiday displays. Although we didn’t see eye to eye on the issue, he was polite, and we had a good discussion.
During debates over this issue, it quickly becomes apparent that some misperceptions exist about Americans United’s work in this area. Let’s take a look at a few:
The campaigns of candidates like Roy Moore and Donald J. Trump were plagued with accusations of sexual assault and subject to moral controversy, but despite this, one particular demographic remained their strongest allies – white Christian evangelicals.
One week ago, Alabama voters sent a shockwave through the world of politics by electing Democrat Doug Jones over “Ten Commandments judge” Roy Moore to an open U.S. Senate seat.
Moore is not taking the loss well. In fact, he has yet to concede.
On election night, Moore unleashed a rant, telling his supporters, “Realize when the vote is this close that it’s not over. … We also know that God is always in control.”
A new survey from Pew Research Center reveals that a majority of Americans believe that there’s been a decrease in the religious aspects of Christmas in public space, but, unlike President Donald J. Trump and Fox News, they’re not particularly mad about it.