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December 14, 2007 06:18 AM UTC

U.S. House Votes 372-9 to Support Christmas and Christianity - De Gette votes NO !

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DeGette (D-CO) Votes Against Christmas and Christians.

Doug Lamborn (R-CO) votes In Favor.

WASHINGTON, December 11, 2007

The U.S. House passed a resolution recognizing the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith by a vote of 372 to 9. Nine members voted against the resolution, ten refused to support it by voting “present,” and 40 others members did not vote.

All but two of the representatives voting “present” or against the Christmas Resolution voted in favor of a resolution recognizing Ramadan, which passed by a 376-0 vote 2 months ago. The Ramadan Resolution stated that the House “recognizes the Islamic faith as one of the great religions of the world”.

The Christmas Resolution uses similar language, stating that the House recognizes “the Christian faith as one of the great religions of the world….recognizes the religious and historical importance of Christmas and the Christian faith…rejects bigotry and persecution directed against Christians…..acknowledges and supports the role played by Christians and Christianity in the founding of the United States and in the formation of the western civilization.and expresses its deepest respect to American Christians and Christians throughout the world”.

The nine members who voted against the Christmas Resolution were all Democrats: Ackerman (NY), Clarke (NY), DeGette (CO), Hastings (FL), Lee (CA), McDermott (WA), Scott (VA), Stark (CA) and Woolsey (CA). The 10 who answered “present” without entering a vote were also Democrats except one: Conyers (MI), Frank (MA), Holt (NJ), Payne (NJ), Pence (Republican from IN), Schakowsky (PA), Schwartz (PA), Wasserman-Schultz (FL), Welch (VT) and Yarmuth (KY

RESOLUTION

Recognizing the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith. Whereas Christmas, a holiday of great significance to Americans and many other cultures and nationalities, is celebrated annually by Christians throughout the United States and the world;

Whereas there are approximately 225,000,000 Christians in the United States, making Christianity the religion of over three-fourths of the American population;

Whereas there are approximately 2,000,000,000 Christians throughout the world, making Christianity the largest religion in the world and the religion of about one-third of the world population;

Whereas Christians identify themselves as those who believe in the salvation from sin offered to them through the sacrifice of their savior, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and who, out of gratitude for the gift of salvation, commit themselves to living their lives in accordance with the teachings of the Holy Bible;

Whereas Christians and Christianity have contributed greatly to the development of western civilization; Whereas the United States, being founded as a constitutional republic in the traditions of western civilization, finds much in its history that points observers back to its roots in Christianity;

Whereas on December 25 of each calendar year, American Christians observe Christmas, the holiday celebrating the birth of their savior, Jesus Christ; Whereas for Christians, Christmas is celebrated as a recognition of God’s redemption, mercy, and Grace; and Whereas many Christians and non-Christians throughout the United States and the rest of the world, celebrate Christmas as a time to serve others:

Now, therefore be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives–

(1) recognizes the Christian faith as one of the great religions of the world;(

2) expresses continued support for Christians in the United States and worldwide;

(3) acknowledges the international religious and historical importance of Christmas and the Christian faith;

(4) acknowledges and supports the role played by Christians and Christianity in the founding of the United States and in the formation of the western civilization;

(5) rejects bigotry and persecution directed against Christians, both in the United States and worldwide; and(6) expresses its deepest respect to American Christians and Christians throughout the world.

VOTE in US HOUSE YEA/NAY    http://clerk.house.gov/evs/200…

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12 thoughts on “U.S. House Votes 372-9 to Support Christmas and Christianity – De Gette votes NO !

  1. Early christian settlers in america rejected the celebration of christmas at all because it was 1. pagan in origin 2. not critical to the central tenent of christianity (death, reserection, and grace through the acceptance of Christ’s sacrifice) 3. too prone to material perversion.

    Usually I am no fan of Degette, but way to stand up for the pilgrims.  You go girl!!!

    1. Your “girl” is either a Anti-Christian Bigot, or has a short memory.

      Did you miss this part of the story?

      All but two of the representatives voting “present” or against the Christmas Resolution voted in favor of a resolution recognizing Ramadan, which passed by a 376-0 vote in October. The Ramadan Resolution stated that the House “recognizes the Islamic faith as one of the great religions of the world…expresses friendship and support for Muslims…acknowledges the onset of Ramadan…and conveys its respect to Muslims…rejects hatred, bigotry, and violence directed against Muslims…commends Muslims… who have privately and publicly rejected interpretations and movements of Islam that justify and encourage hatred, violence, and terror”.

      btw It should also be noted, December 25 is an official American Holiday also.

      It has roots in early Christian persecution  (You know, Lions 60, Chirstians-0 )

      The early Christians adopted December 25 which was the Roman Sun God “Mithra’s” official Roman Holiday, as the day they would celebrate the lords birth. (Some say it gave them cover from the anti-Christian Roman government.)

      Christ was actually born in the spring around the first week in April according to scholars.

      All very interesting, but it does not explain why a representative votes FOR a resolution praising one religion, and against a resolution for another. (A religion and holiday the vast majority of her constituents support or celebrate)

      1. for islam, against christianity: I see your point and agree.

        I was being just a but cheeky.

        Truthfully I oppose all BS resolutions that have no legal effect. for christianity, against rush limbaugh, praising girl scouts for cookie goodness etc.

        And you are correct (mostly) about the genesis of christmas, although I am not sure that scholars are that specific about the week. Spring is widely accepted though.

      2. Don’t tell Bill O’Reilly that we have a “secularist” in Colorado or else he’ll start stalking and threatening her like a “good Christian” would…

    1. for the 2nd time this year, which is a really Christian thing to do. Help the poor, feed the hungry, heal the sick…

      But wait, we’re told to go shopping, only pay attention to our personal wealth, pursue power by arms… which is the opposite of Christian values.

      1. which is a really Christian thing to do. Help the poor, feed the hungry, heal the sick…

        Yes and YOU should do all those things.  

        What you should not do is pass laws that do it for us by confiscating our money in the form of taxes to do what individuals should do in an exercise of their free agency.  

        Forcing charity, is not charity, it is slavery

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