US Postal Service Christmas ad omits Christmas

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It’s not even Thanksgiving, but the War on Christmas 2013 has already begun.

According to a December 2012 Gallup Poll, Christians are still the overwhelming majority of Americans, at 77%; only 1.7% of Americans identify their religious preference as Jewish; Kwanzaa isn’t even considered by Gallup as a religion. Including Mormons as Christians, Gallup concluded that “The United States remains a largely Christian nation; more than nine in 10 Americans who have a religious identity are affiliated with a Christian religion.”
And yet a U.S. Postal Service advertisement to sell “holiday stamps” omits a Christmas or Christian-themed message, yet includes portrayals of the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah, and the wholly made-up “African-American” holiday, Kwanzaa.

Maulana KarengaRonald Everett, aka Maulana Karenga

In 1966, a black American named Ronald Everett, who later changed his name to Maulana Karenga, concocted Kwanzaa. Everett/Karenga founded a black power organization called US (meaning “Us black people”) which was committed to armed struggle and the establishment of a separate political structure for African-Americans. In 1971, Karenga was sentenced to one to ten years in prison on counts of felonious assault and false imprisonment. Despite all that, Everett/Karenga, now 72, is the Chair of the Africana Studies Department at California State University, Long Beach.
The USPS Christmas ad contains the text: “Don’t forget your holiday stamps. You’ll find them at your nearest post office or on eBay.” Below the text are pictures of three stamps:

  • A candle holder with nine lighted candles, emblazoned with the word “Hanukkah.”
  • A gingerbread house.
  • A colorful symbol over an open book, above the block-type word “Kwanzaa.”

usps-holiday-mailerImage source: Twitter/@RennaW

Reactions to the ad were swift and strident. A sample on Twitter:

  • RennaW tweeted: “Don’t forget those three American holidays: Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and … gingerbread house”; “What happened to Christmas?”;  “Oh yeah, because Christians celebrate the Holy Day of Gingerbread House, seriously? This is awful”; and “I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very merry Gingerbread House.”
  • Chris Barnhart tweeted: “Shhhhhhh! We can’t say the “C” word.”
  • BossyMother tweeted: “oh yeah, because Christians celebrate the Holy Day of Gingerbread House, seriously? this is awful.”

A postal office worker jumped into the Twitter fray to explain: “The holiday stamp collection varies each year. We do have the Holy Family, Virgin & Child, Santa & Poinsettia stamps.”
Indeed, the USPS still offers Christmas-themed stamps with religious themes. Make sure you ask for those stamps at your local gingerbread post office.
Source: The Blaze
~Eowyn

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TrailDust
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TrailDust
7 years ago

Even the USPS? 🙁
Thank you for bringing this to our attention, Dr. Eowyn.

AKA John Galt
7 years ago

Reblogged this on U.S. Constitutional Free Press.

Richard M Nixon (Deceased)

Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.

John Nissen
John Nissen
7 years ago

another reason to not use the us postal system

josephbc69
7 years ago

These are the logical consequences when political correctness has run its course to its only conclusion: insanity. One cannot be all things to all people, for then one becomes nothing to anyone, especially one’s self. To paraphrase Oliver and Hardy: “A fine mess you’ve gotten us into this time!” In Canada we are in the same state, gradually moving away from a once Christian majority, but so far we haven’t had as much violence from a minority, apart from the infamous Air India Flight 182 bombing by a tiny fanatic sect that claims to be Sikh, but clearly is not.… Read more »

k2globalcommunicationsllc

Aaaah, my on going battle: Our Why I am Pulling My Daughter From Public School “Winter Concert” Kwanzaa for the most part elicited the expected responses from proponents of Political Correctness, Multiculturalism, Marxism, Black Liberation Theology, Moral and Ethical Relativism. The responses that gave us pause and the impetus to follow up with this post came from the heretical 1960-70’s liberal apostasy movement adherents still present within the Catholic Church today. To begin our readers must fully grasp the fact that Kwanzaa is not a religion nor is it a cultural movement, although it does camouflage itself as so when… Read more »

TrailDust
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TrailDust
7 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Ditto

k2globalcommunicationsllc
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Nor a religious and or historical event of the ancients.

joandarc
joandarc
6 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Ditto from me as well!

Mike howrightismike
Mike howrightismike
7 years ago

Thank you, Dr. Eowyn. I received that flyer in the mail yesterday just before leaving to visit the post office. I was appalled. When I went to the post office, the clerk noticed a Lady of Guadalupe medallion I was wearing and asked about it. Turns out she is named Bernadette, after the saint. She sold me some Mother and Child Christmas stamps. She was upset over the flyer, too.

Don Klingshirn
Don Klingshirn
7 years ago

The Christmas season has been left out again to the many Christian people of the United States. The USPS flied had no announcement of any Christian Postage stamps that are available at the post offices. The post office did have a very beautiful stamp depicting the “Holy Family”, which is what Christmas is all about. Thank you USPS for having the Holy Family stamps. No Thanks to the USPS for not advertising them with the others..
Don K

CalGirl
CalGirl
7 years ago

Thanks for the beautiful manger scene Dr. E. I will block everything else out b/c THIS is MY sacred season. Everyone and everything else takes a back seat for me in this season. It’s not about the Christmas tree (though mine is so special to me w/decorations from the life of my kids, our special friends/ neighbors through the years, deceased parents, grandparents, our travels across America….) & it is not the gifts under the tree…but is is the Christ story, the Nativity..the allegory that tells us that EVERY new-born child could be “the One,” the One that could save… Read more »

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joandarc
joandarc
6 years ago

Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this informative post. The ad deliberately persecutes Our Lord Jesus Christ; clearly, the current administration saw to this persecution. I purchased stamps with the Holy Family on it.

Alfred E. Neuman
5 years ago

Reblogged this on The Lynler Report.