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Reaction to ‘Merry Christmas’ signs around Redmond | Letter
• I love seeing the signs! In this day of political correctness, it seems as if everything is to be excused except anything having to do with Christmas and Christianity. Phooey! I say “hurrah” for someone championing Christmas and enabling people to say “Merry Christmas.”
Sue Hill, Redmond
• I find it very interesting that these signs have caused such reactions.
Reassuring, though, is that according to a Reporter column, 84.2 percent approve of the signs. For the rest — who find the signs so offensive that they even take them down and complain — I can’t help but wonder.
Why is the mention of Christ Jesus so offensive to some ? Why are people reacting to us Christians celebrating the birth of the God child ? Was our nation not founded on Christian principles?!
Redmond is a city where many nationalities live and work — and where, consequently, there are many beliefs — and no one is persecuted for their beliefs. In fact, I find it very enriching with so many nationalities represented here.
But still, one fact remains — we are not a nation founded on Islam laws or principles, nor a nations founded on Hindu or Buddhist principles.
And we do have freedom of speech.
So for those 15.8 percent, according to the Reporter column, who not only oppose the Good News being celebrated in our nation but even oppose it so much you have to take down signs or demand we be silent: Know that even so, Jesus — the son of God — loves you! And when you know that love in your heart, you can’t help but rejoice and celebrate!
Margareta B., Redmond