As my wife, Natasha, and I and our four children enjoy the Christmas season, it dawned on me that we are no longer able to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas on a major TV network. Ever since I can remember you could catch the Peanuts Christmas special on either CBS or ABC in the days leading up to Christmas. But no longer. Now ask yourself, why is that? The obvious reason (at least to me) is that the TV networks are not run by Christians. But the larger issue is the Left hates Christmas because it hates Christ. That’s why liberals are trying to take Christmas out of our lexicon; they are trying to downplay or even deny Jesus’ work on the cross. But maybe I delve too deeply. The scene liberals find no doubt most objectionable is when Linus explains to Charlie Brown the “true meaning of Christmas” by reciting a verse from Luke’s Gospel.
For most of his life, Charles Schulz, creator of the famous Peanuts strip, was a devout Christian, who revolutionized the TV industry by infusing moral themes into his stories. According to The Atlantic magazine, more than 560 of Schulz’s nearly 17,800 Peanuts newspaper strips contain a religious, spiritual, or theological reference.
I was informed that in order to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas I had to pay to see it on Apple TV. Fat chance of that happening. You know the war on Christmas has gone too far when you cannot sit down and watch a CHRISTMAS classic for fear of some non-Christian or unbeliever being offended. Let them be offended. I’m offended by the refuse on television that passes for entertainment. The commercials are beyond offensive: some feature either two men or two women cavorting together. The message is unmistakable. Also, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find a commercial featuring any white males, unless they’re in subservient roles. Again, the message is clear – there is an agenda at work, and I find THAT offensive. In the interest of full disclosure, we own “A Charlie Brown Christmas'' on DVD. But I needed an excuse to vent.
Every Christmas we are treated to endless liberal moralizing about how wishing someone a Merry Christmas will somehow offend non-Christians. We’re all tired of it and most of us refuse to play along. First, no one has a right not to be offended. Second, when someone offers a “Happy Chanukah” or “Happy Kwanzaa” I don’t feel slighted in the least, do you? Kwanzaa is a holiday created out of thin air by black separatist Maulana Karenga, a communist activist who wanted a non-Christian holiday for blacks.
But I digress. Charles Schulz: “Why can't we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together? I guess that wouldn't work. Someone would leave. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say good-bye…..” True enough. Good-bye for now. From the Flint Family to all of you, Merry Christmas and a blessed and prosperous New Year.