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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:38 AM
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FALWELL CONFIDENTIAL
Insider weekly newsletter to The Moral Majority Coalition and
The Liberty Alliance http://www.moralmajority.com <http://www.moralmajority.com/ >

From: Jerry Falwell
Date: December 15, 2006

War on Christmas Continues: Joy to the World Revised as Sex Romp

Liberals continue to proclaim that there is no war on Christmas in our nation.

This week, Alan Colmes, co-host of the Fox News Channels Hannity and Colmes, attempted to convince my buddy Franklin Graham that this war did not exist. Thankfully, Franklin shrewdly countered this notion by noting that there is indeed an accelerating effort by secularists in America to annihilate expressions of Christmas and Christianity.

The effort is so obvious one would think that even the liberals could see it.

But apparently not.

Earlier this week, a broadcast on CBS proved to be the perfect reminder of how the so-called mainstream media have determined that it is perfectly appropriate to offend millions of Christians during this holy season.

On the series Two and a Half Men, actor Charlie Sheen (who portrays the self-indulgent Charlie Harper) is seen singing his own rendition of the Christmas carol Joy to the World, which heralds the miraculous coming to earth of Jesus Christ.

In his depraved version of the song, Charlie sings about planning to have sexual relations with a woman because its their second date.

Readers may view the Two and a Half Men clip on YouTube.com
( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3BYi_5QR48&eurl <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3BYi_5QR48&eurl > ).
Be warned, it is overtly sexual and offensive.

Its really disappointing that CBS, which has a long history of excellent dramas and comedies, would stoop this low. Network President Les Moonves ought to be ashamed.

Ironically, the CBS website carries this statement: As broadcasters, we aim to ensure that our national viewing audience is reflected in our programming and our people.

Oh really? Show us one evangelical Christian on the network, Mr. Moonves. Millions of Christians certainly watch the network, so shouldnt there be at least one representation, according to CBS own statement?

Apparently not.

Further, imagine CBS reworking the inspiring words of Dr. Martin Luther King or a portion of the Koran with a character proclaiming he will soon be having a sexual romp.

It simply would not happen. But Jesus is another story.

Comedy Central proved earlier this year the hypocrisy of the networks when it allowed its South Park series to show Jesus defecating on President Bush but refused to show a representation of Mohammed. The network replaced the image with a black screen carrying this statement: Comedy Central has refused to broadcast an image of Mohammed on their network.

Conversely, Christianity and Jesus Christ are habitually objects of scorn and/or mockery on the broadcast and cable networks, even during this most sacred of seasons.

Meanwhile, people across America continue to be harassed because of their faith.

Liberty Counsel reports that it is being inundated with calls from all across the nation from folks who have experienced bullying relating to their expressions of Christmas.

Here are just a few examples:

In Fayetteville, Ark., McNair Middle School removed a teachers Nativity scene and Star of David from a larger display that also included secular holiday decorations. After Liberty Counsel sent a legal memorandum showing that the display was constitutional, school officials reversed the ban.

In Ohio, a public school teacher was told not to say Merry Christmas in class. Again, Liberty Counsel sent a legal memo to the district superintendent and an administrator has now advised teachers that they may say Merry Christmas.

In Wisconsin, a public school employee was told by the principal that a musical program scheduled to take place in a church was going to be moved to a different location. Liberty Counsel sent a legal memo about Christmas to the school. After receiving the memo, the principal decided to keep the event at the church.

In Orlando, Fla., seniors in a retirement home received a directive to strip the common areas of any religious symbols or words in Christmas displays. At the managements direction, an employee actually cut the wings off the angel on the Christmas tree. Liberty Counsel is at work in this case.

Mathew Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel and dean of the Liberty University School of Law, said, There is a war on Christmas in this country. Every victory goes a long way toward winning the battle, but we must not take Christmas or our religious freedom for granted. Celebrating Christmas is the classic example of religious accommodation mandated by the First Amendment. If Christmas is silenced or censored, we all lose a piece of our religious freedom.

No War on Christmas? Youd have to be the Grinch himself not to see it. There is indeed such a war and Christians are in the crosshairs. We must continue to stand up for our rights, my friends. If we dont, it is readily apparent that they will be quickly eradicated.

Note: Below is contact information to CBS for readers wishing to complain about the Two and a Half Men episode:

CBS Television Network
51 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Main Number: 212-975-4321
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:38 AM
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1. Maybe I'll start watching the show now!
:woohoo:

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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:45 AM
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2. "Jingle bells...
...Batman smells, Robin laid an egg."


"We three kings of Orient are; tried to smoke a rubber cigar."


Oldies but goodies in the War on Christmas.
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:57 AM
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7. Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, had a very shiny gun
And if you ever saw it, you would turn around and run.

To add to your oldie goldie list. :)
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eallen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:47 AM
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3. They just don't like that Christmas spirit.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:49 AM
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Maybe Charlie Sheen should put out a Christmas album. n/t
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:49 AM
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4. Why hasn't Falwell mentioned bush's "Happy Holidays" card?
Rightwingnuts; biggest MFing stupid hypocrites on the planet.
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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:52 AM
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5. First off, THERE IS NO WAR ON CHRISTMAS
Edited on Sat Dec-16-06 09:58 AM by SemperEadem
What there *IS* is a push back from people who are sick of fundamental-cases dictating to them who they may and may not believe in and how they may or may not conduct their own personal business.

Secondly, no one can offend you unless you give your permission to be offended.

Just like no one can make you feel anything that you dont' give your express permission to feel.

It's interesting how Falwell and those of his ilk want to cry and wail about having their brand of Christianity offended when they think nothing of giving a pass to someone saying offensive things about other religions. He can dish it out, but he can't take it, which is pretty much how it is for those of his ilk.

It says a lot about how small Falwell's mind is that he is using the ink of a thousand slaughtered squids to write about something that's such a non-issue like "war on christmas" when there are soldiers dying every single day in an illegal war trumped up on false information to steal oil from poor, brown skinned people who face in a different direction when they pray.
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:01 AM
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8. Agreed and Well Said.
That is the best response to this knuckleheaded war on christmas nonsense that I have seen...
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:56 AM
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6. A friend of mine, a reasonable, openminded Democrat,
Edited on Sat Dec-16-06 09:57 AM by Ilsa
said she watched Two and a Half Men and thought the program was disgusting. She is no prude, but she found it offensive that the character was trying to get his date drunk so he could have sex with her. They should have run the program in coordination with a Law & Order SVU story about GMBH and date rape according to my friend. And the young woman he was trying to drug might have been either his cousin or maybe some other relative.

My friend was not impressed with the "Christmas " program. I don't get to watch much network programing. This has nothing to do with a so-called War on Christmas. It was just a program in bad taste.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:20 AM
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9. It's pathetic that this is what they're concentrating on instead of
real world problems, like poverty, homelessness, an unwinnable war.
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:24 AM
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10. "Joy to the world"
the teacher's dead
We bar-becued her head
What happened to her body?
We flushed it down the potty
And round and round it goes
And round and round it goes
And round, and round, and round it goes"

Now THAT'S the cool version! :D
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:27 AM
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11. Jerry still believes in Santa!
If he still believes George Bush, hell believe ANYTHING!
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:33 AM
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12. The war on Christmas
another reason to "give" to your favorite fundie nut. They've lost a lot of credibility from those fake healing the sick sessions. Time to invent a new campaign to collect money from the credulous.

There's a reason some people are rich and some are poor. Rev. Falwell can explain it, but I doubt he's going to.

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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:36 AM
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13. Wonder where on the page where that article appeared...
is the address to send donations to Falwell to help him fight the imaginary war on Christmas. This "war" is about nothing but raising money for that jerk.
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:47 AM
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14. It was an email ...
get about one a week.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:53 AM
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19. Did it ask for donations?
Edited on Sat Dec-16-06 11:58 AM by rateyes
Here you go..after following a link to the "membership drive" in the top left corner...

http://www.moralmajority.us/index.php?option=com_conten...
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:56 AM
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15. I thought the song was kinda cute
"We'll light the Yule log, deck the halls, and then we'll play some jingle balls."

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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:56 AM
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16. Where's the hubbub over "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer"?
That song's been around forever! Oh, I guess that's okay because it's just about a poor little old lady getting trampled to death, while this JTTW variation is about sex, which is dirty and bad, and bad and dirty, and dirty and bad...oh my!
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:59 AM
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17. Seems like a character did "I have a dream..." talking about getting
lucky one night, can't remember the show right off hand.

In other news, useless Pharisee tries to provoke outrage to increase ministry profits - full story at 11.
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:35 AM
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18. "Don we now our GAY apparel..."
"...Tra-la-la, tra-la-la, la-la-la."

I'm just sayin'.
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