Don Wildmon, with American Family Association, brought to my attention this latest quirck by Howard Dean, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
On March 30, he and DNC Vice Chair Susan Turnbull issued a press release entitled “DNC Offers Passover Greetings” which read:
"On Monday night, Jews around the world will begin celebrating Passover, a week-long holiday that commemorates the Israelites' freedom from persecution and slavery."
Good enough. The trouble came a few days later when the DNC issued its Easter Greetings
“Easter Sunday is a joyful celebration. The holiday represents peace, redemption and renewal, a theme which brings hope to people of all faiths. During this time Christians are called to remember who they are as people of faith, and that even the greatest of evils will not have the last word. It is also a time to reflect upon and be in solidarity with those who are persecuted and suffering among us. We should also use this time to honor those who continue to make incredible sacrifices for us, including our brave men and women in the armed forces serving overseas during this holiday. I would like to wish all those celebrating around the world this Sunday, a joyous Easter.”
Okay, class, can you say J-E-S-U-S? Easter isn’t a holiday for “people of all faiths.” It’s a uniquely Christian celebration of the resurrection of Jesus as the world’s Savior.
If you want to blow some steam, go here to send an email to DNC Chairman Howard Dean.
You can read one of the earliest commentaries on this issue here.