The Tulsa World Editorial today titled “Holiday Parade – There is No Threat to Christmas,” wants Tulsan’s to get over the loss of our 70-some-year Christmas Parade. After all, we can apply for our own event, as did the Ku Klux Klan with their Tulsa rally.
We weren’t told last year that our Christmas parade had changed names. We couldn’t have guessed it. But there were objections, so this year the organizers of the Holiday Parade of Lights sent out forms and applications for sponsors, floats, etc. and three times…count them three, referred to the parade as The Christmas Parade of Lights. Not one time did he, Larry Fox, refer to the Holiday Parade of Lights.
Had parade organizers come out last year, or this year, and said we will not have a Christmas parade, although Christians can join us in our Holiday parade if you wish…or get your own permit, I think Tulsans would have gotten that permit and we would be celebrating Christmas and the birth of Christ in the streets of Tulsa, as we have for so many years.
Now some members of the City Council want to deny a similar permit to the Holiday Parade of Lights unless organizers change its name back to the Christmas Parade of Lights.
Sometimes you can only shake your head in disbelief at the antics of our city government.
Chritsmas parades only happen at Christmas. We have holidays all year long, so why hijack what Tulsans have long-loved, that can only happen during the Christmas season? I believe I am correct when I say that through the years our Jewish friends have participated in the parade and joined the crowds. There is no outcry from the Jewish community that this is not a Chanukah parade. If they wanted one, I’m sure we would have one, and I’m sure Christians would support it and many of us would be in attendance.
Sometimes you can only shake your head in disbelief at the antics of our daily newspaper, The Tulsa World, which never met a socialist idea it didn’t hail. In a city overwhelmingly conservative, we have only this raging Liberal rag.
To demonstrate the lack of credibility of this paper, here’s the cartoon on today’s Opinion page:
Who is cutting Medicare? Is there anything left to cut after Obama shaved $500 billion out of the program? Republicans have said they will defund ObamaCare and restore the billions to the Medicare program. So who is cutting Medicare and who is cutting Social Security? Who in Tulsa believes this drivel? Who selects these disingenuous cartoons? And speaking of drivel? Who believes that a permit for the Christmas Parade is the same as a permit for the Ku Klux Klan? No wonder the Tulsa World has to hawk their newspapers outside of Sam’s Wholesale.
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