Members Area
Countdown to Christmas --
Visit My Merry Christmas on Facebook!   Visit My Merry Christmas on Twitter!   Get My Merry Christmas on RSS

Christmas Newswire Christmas Newswire.comBringing you news and headlines about Christmas from news sources around the web and from sites of the Merry Network, presented by Christmas Newswire. Members also use this area to share links to local Christmas news and events. Christmas is a year round newsmaker.


  Log-in
  Register



















» Stats
Members: 9,972
Threads: 53,436
Posts: 601,341
Top Poster: xmas365 (149,754)
Welcome to our newest member, LightsNXS
» Recent Comments
Hot Cocoa or Hot Chocolate: A Matter of Taste
It's hard to find good writing now a days. But you have done a great job with all these sharing hot Cocoa and hot Chocolate. That's interesting. Thanks for sharing.
The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
My top favorite Christmas Sitcoms: All from M*A*S*H , Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley. Step By Step - I'll Be Home For Christmas
His Name is Bud
love this story! Thanks for sharing your memories.
The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
Here are my top 10: (in no particular order) All 3 M*A*S*H Christmas episodes they made: Dear Dad Dear Sis Death Takes a Holiday The Bob Newhart Show: His Busiest Time I'm Dreaming of a...
Tips for Buying a Fresh Tree
I will do that fresh cut of the trunk.....that was my problem last Christmas.....the tree lost so many needles....even tho it was fresh....the problem was....since I didn´t cut the trunk....the tree...
» Random Entries
Bells Joseph, Mary and Jesus
By MMC Editor
05-29-2002 10:52 PM
63,596 Views  0 Posts
Christmas in Mexico
By MMc Editor
06-02-2002 09:17 PM
43,253 Views  0 Posts
The Tale of La Befana
By MMC Editor
06-03-2002 01:52 PM
60,824 Views  0 Posts
What is Mrs. Claus'...
By MMC Editor
06-11-2002 04:53 PM
57,463 Views  0 Posts
It's the Gift, Not the...
By MMC Editor
05-31-2002 09:38 PM
36,303 Views  0 Posts
 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old 10-23-2006, 11:42 AM
MarthaK MarthaK is offline
Merry Forums Elf, 3rd Class
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Posts: 335
Blog Entries: 3
Thanks: 4
Thanked 28 Times in 25 Posts
MarthaK has shown a merry dispositionMarthaK has shown a merry disposition
Racine, WI To Celebrate Christmas!

Liberty Counsel
NEWS RELEASE
Contact: PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT - 800-671-1776

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 23, 2006

Town Allows Christmas Décor After Pressure from Residents
and Liberty Counsel
Racine, WI - Robert Wortock has been pressing Racine, Wisconsin since last December to celebrate Christmas in the town. He was unsuccessful last year, but worked all year to gain support for Christmas. He galvanized a large coalition of area churches and residents to bring the Christmas issue before the Racine Common Council. Mr. Wortock also contacted Liberty Counsel for assistance, and Liberty Counsel sent a letter to the mayor explaining that Christmas celebrations are constitutional. Last week, after a heated debate, the Council agreed overwhelmingly, with a 14-1 vote, to allow annual Christmas displays including a nativity scene, a Christmas tree and Christmas banners.

During the 2005 Christmas season, Racine had holiday decorations, but no Christmas trees, nativity scenes, or Christmas banners. Last year, the town called its Christmas tree a "community tree."

Liberty Counsel, a nationwide, public interest civil liberties law firm, launched its fourth annual Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign, and is experiencing another active season defending attacks on Christmas celebrations. On its web site, www.LC.org, Liberty Counsel offers a Help Save Christmas™ action pack, which includes educational legal memoranda to educate government officials, teachers, parents, students, private businesses, employees and others that it is legal to celebrate Christmas. The action pack also includes a very popular "I ? CHRISTmas™" button, bumper stickers and other items to promote Christmas.

Anita Staver, President of Liberty Counsel, commented: "There has been a disturbing trend toward censorship of Christmas celebrations, but people all across America are fighting back to help save Christmas. We applaud Racine, Wisconsin for listening to reason and for allowing its residents to recognize the national holiday of Christmas. Christmas IS constitutional. Our Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign is stirring millions of Americans to help save Christmas and to preserve our religious freedom before it is lost forever."

###
__________________
MarthaK
Reply With Quote
 

Bookmarks






Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Year Round Christmas Radio -- Listen now!

Listen to Kringle Radio via...

Winamp
Windows Media


Click to listen now!


Listen to the Merry Podcast NOW

Christmas Fans -- Ranking the Best of Christmas









2012 Founder's Award