When you’re held up by the left as the Messiah, I guess you don’t want to mention your competition. Like Coke and Pepsi, Reebok and Adidas, Real Housewives and the Kardashians, you never want to give your rival free publicity.
As Chicks on the Right points out, such has been the case for five straight years now that the Obamas have failed to mention Christ or Christianity in their annual Christmas card. Gasp. We’re all so surprised.
As the website Truth Revolt documents, this the fifth straight year of religion-scrubbed Christmas cards out of the White House (as opposed to Obama’s statements on the Islamic holiday of Ramadan. I know, I know, out-of-bounds, right?):
This follows the Obama family’s pattern of Christmas card secularism. In 2012, the family’s “holiday” card featured Bo and the line, “This season, may your home be filled with family, friends, and the joy of the holidays.” In 2011, the family featured a picture of Bo with the line, “From our family to yours, may your holidays shine with the light of the season.” In 2010, it was an Obama holiday card, too, this one with the line, “May your holiday be filled with all the simple gifts of the season, and may your new year be blessed with health and happiness.” In 2009, the card read, “May your family have a joyous holiday season and a new year blessed with hope and happiness.”
Contrast this with the 2008 Christmas card of George W. Bush:
Just in case you can’t see it, that would be Matthew 5:16: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is heaven.”
Say what you want about Bush, but at least he knew that Christmas is not all about him, and the real reason why we have the holiday is the birth of Christ.