Did Xmas really win?

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Last week, the House passed Resolution 847, recognizing Christmas and the Christian faith. Not a big deal. They pass these type of resolutions all of the time.

However, nine members of the House voted against bill. Rarely do resolutions simply marking a holiday or recognizing a person receive “Nay” votes. As sponsoring Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said on Fox and Friends:

The [nine] naysayers didn’t make it to the floor to debate. I would like to know how they could vote Yes on Islam, Yes on the Indian Religions and No on Christianity when the foundation of this nation and our American culture is Christianity…I think there’s an assault on Christianity in America.

The nine voting against the resolution were: Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY), Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) (FL), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA), and Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA). Only Ackerman is Jewish.

Posted on December 17, 2007

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2 thoughts on “Did Xmas really win?

  1. Meredith Kesner Lewis Post author

    Here’s a more complete story from JTA.

    Perhaps my favorite quote is from NY representative Gary Ackerman:

    “Make no mistake: I like Santa Claus. I love the separation clause,” he added. “But being that it passed, they owe me eight resolutions for Chanukah.”

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