Baptist Convention Calls for Defense of Christmas

Southern Baptists called on Christians to “use their influence to restore Christmas to its proper place in the culture” during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Indianapolis June 11.

Schools, communities, businesses and other public institutions are being pressured to replace “Christmas” with “winter celebration” or “holiday festival,” the Resolutions Committee noted.

So, messengers voted to ask all believers to “use their influence to restore Christmas to its proper place in the culture.” They also agreed to emphasize the birth of Jesus during the Christmas season and to “resist the march of secularism wherever it arises in opposition to the historic understanding of our freedom to worship and express our love for Christ in the marketplace of ideas.”

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