Obamas Want to Neuter Christmas

In yesterday’s New York Times, there was an article about White House social secretary Desirée Rogers. In it, reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg wrote: “When former social secretaries gave a luncheon to welcome Ms. Rogers earlier this year, one participant said, she surprised them by suggesting the Obamas were planning a ‘non-religious Christmas….’”

This same participant said that “the Obamas did not intend to put the manger scene on display” (this was confirmed by the White House). Indeed, as Stolberg wrote, “there had been internal discussions about making Christmas more inclusive and whether to display the crèche.”

Catholic League president Bill Donohue addressed this issue today:

Unlike almost all Americans—including atheists—the Obamas do not give their children Christmas gifts. We know this because Barack bragged about this last year to People magazine. So it should come as no big surprise that he and his wife would like to neuter Christmas in the White House. That’s their natural step—to ban the public display of Christian symbols. Have any doubts? Last April, Georgetown University was ordered to put a drape over the name of Jesus as a condition of the president speaking there.

If the Obamas want to deprive their children of celebrating Christmas, that is their business. It is the business of the public to hold them accountable for the way they celebrate Christmas in the White House. We know one thing for sure: no other administration ever  entertained internal discussions on whether to display a nativity scene in the White  House.

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  • hsmarc

    Any Obama defenders out there. This just shows the moral depravity of Obama and his ilk. You there Father Jenkins?

  • jpckcmo

    Really is best to check your facts before posting. In fact, the Obamas are displaying the nativity scene in its traditional place at the White House. And just to quell any future rabid email readers, the tree at the White House is being called a “Christmas Tree”, not a “Holiday Tree,” and there is no prohibition on ornaments displayiing religious images.

    Personally, I am more offended by his sending more of our young men and women to die in Afghanistan than I am by his not giving presents to his children. I wish everyone reading this a Merry Christmas.

  • Mary Kochan

    Yes, after their plans caused outrage, they relented to having a creche at the White House. In what way does this alter any facts reported above, which were reported by the White House’s own social secretary, FYI.

  • jpckcmo

    It alters it because what was reported was not the facts. I’m not sure outrage is the exact term to be used. They thought about it, and decided that to display the creche was the right thing to do. If there had been outrage, I don’t think I would have had to come to this website to hear about it. The entire premise of the article is undermined by the facts.