Saturday, 19 December 2009


Warning: Many rightwing fundamentalist religious zealots of all stripes are likely to be offended by this post.

This week I attended an evening of Xmas and secular holiday music held in a local church. The choir gave the money raised from ticket sales to local charities: a food bank and a shelter for homeless men.

One of the carols they sang was The First Noel; the lyrics repeat several times, and end with this statement:
"... Born is the King of Israel."
So I wondered: Would the CPCCA - the Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Anti-Semitism which claims to the arbiter of everything anti-semitic find these words objectionable?

And if that carol were banned from public performance, would the fundamentalist christian zealots and/or rancid haters who screech there's a War On Christmas accuse Jews of persecuting them? Just asking.

It's all so confusing. Won't someone remember the true meaning of Xmas?

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