Photo credit: The Sumter Christmas tree stands illuminated against the night sky just in front of the Sumter County Courthouse after being lit for the first time this year during the Sumter County Council Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Nov. 30, 2012, Sumter S.C. The annual ceremony brought about the holiday spirit as several elementary, junior high, and high school choirs performed Christmas carols for those who gathered at the courthouse to witness the celebration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston/Released)
EDITOR’S CHOICE | 12.12.2018
Note from America: Christmas Has Become Yet Another Trigger Word
John W. WHITEHEAD
To a nation of snowflakes, Christmas has become yet another trigger word. The latest Christmas casualties in the campaign to create one large national safe space are none other than the beloved animated classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (denounced for promoting bullying and homophobia) which first aired on television on December 6, 1964, and the Oscar-winning tune “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” (accused of being a date rape anthem) crooned by everyone from Dean Martin to Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel in the movie Elf.