History likely will remember a lot of things about the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency, and one of those things will be his use of Twitter.
The transit authority serving the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area is facing another lawsuit over its advertising policy, this time for refusing to accept religious Christmas ads from the Archdiocese of Washington.
The Catholic archdiocese on Nov. 28 filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the refusal of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to accept biblically themed bus ads infringed on the archdiocese’s First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and religion.
Even late on Christmas Eve, President Donald Trump couldn’t pass up an opportunity to boast about a made-up accomplishment.
Just before 10 p.m. Sunday, instead of the president being snug in his bed in Mar-A-Lago dreaming of sugar plums and fake news, he took to Twitter to declare his victory against the “War on Christmas.”
“People are proud to be saying Merry Christmas again. I am proud to have led the charge against the assault of our cherished and beautiful phrase. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!” Trump tweeted.
Editor’s Note: Today we are reposting an item that first appeared (in a slightly different form) in 2007. Happy Holidays!
People sometimes ask me why I got so interested in defending separation of church and state. The answer is simple: As a kid, I was sent to a Catholic school for eight years.
A new survey from Pew Research Center reveals that a majority of Americans believe that there’s been a decrease in the religious aspects of Christmas in public space, but, unlike President Donald J. Trump and Fox News, they’re not particularly mad about it.
Earlier this month, President Donald J. Trump issued a proclamation recognizing that today is Bill of Rights Day. It was an easy proclamation to overlook: The president hasn’t tweeted about it at all as of this writing.
It’s the first day of December, which normally means it would be time to gin things up on the “War on Christmas,” but, to be perfectly honest, I’m having some trouble mustering much enthusiasm this year.
I’m not the only one. The Religious Right seems to be losing interest as well.
I’m not sure if you’ve heard the news, but President Donald Trump has declared that the ‘War on Christmas’ is over – and his side won.
I attended my first Values Voter Summit this weekend, the annual event hosted by the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., that aims to “mobilize citizens to preserve the bedrock values of traditional marriage, religious liberty, sanctity of life and limited government.”