Janet M. LaRue

Picture it. Snow is falling and the fireplace is aglow. You're warm and comfy in your favorite easy chair sipping a cup of hot cider. The chords of a timeless tune begin to warm your heart:

I'm dreaming of a whatever

Just like the ones I've come to know

Where officials chicken and lawyers quicken

To file lawsuits for the dough

I'm dreaming of a whatever

With every fuzzy card I write

May your days be neutral and vague

And may all your whatevers be trite

"Bah, humbug" to the unholiday!

Even Scrooge gets it. "And God bless us everyone"!

Yes, Virginia, there is a Jesus! "MERRY CHRISTMAS!!" It's His birthday, and it's okay to say it.

Jesus is still the reason for the season - the gift that keeps on giving - the good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. And that's why Concerned Women for America is joining once again with our good friends at the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) to keep Christ in Christmas.

Why we need to continue the Christmas project is brought home by another city considering whether to permit a nativity scene, "City leaders decide nativity scene's fate."

ADF announced November 15, 2006, that it has more than 950 allied attorneys available nationwide to combat any improper attempts to censor the celebration of Christmas in schools and on public property. A request for legal representation is available online:

The angels proclaimed His name and so can we:

An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests." When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about." (Luke 2: 9-15)

Federal law proclaims "Christmas Day, December 25." 5 U.S.C. § 6103. Even judges know it:


Janet M. LaRue

Jan LaRue is Senior Legal Analyst with the American Civil Rights Union; former Chief Counsel at Concerned for Women; Legal Studies Director at Family Research Council; and Senior Counsel for the National Law Center for Children and Families. Be the first to read Janet LaRue's column. Sign up today and receive Townhall.com delivered each morning to your inbox.