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A December parade in Denver will feature everyone from Chinese lion dancers (search) to gay and lesbian shamans, according to the Rocky Mountain News, but not Christians who want to sing yuletide hymns or carry a Merry Christmas message.
Denver pastor George Morrison said his request to enter a float in the annual Parade of Lights (search), which apparently only coincidentally happens in late December, was rejected because parade officials won't allow any "direct religious themes."
"It's a little confusing to me," said Morrison. "Here we have this holiday, Christmas, approaching, and Parade of Lights is suddenly changed into something where you can't even sing a Christmas song?"
The one-hour parade features elaborate floats with holiday symbols such as Santa Claus and gingerbread houses, plus an "international procession" of cultural groups.
It's origins may be , big deal . I for one celebrate CHRISTmas for one reason , because it's a day thats on my calender that lets people know that JESUS is real , hey we have a day to celebrate his birth . And a day for his death and resurrection . I personally hate satan clause , and have never told my kids that he exists . Not only does it ruin the special meaning of the day for me , but it's also a lie . Why start out your kids in life by lying to them about anything . Remember the reason for the season , not where it started or why . To God be the glory and honor forever .
Hey, don't sweat it,,,christmas is pagan and for the heathen. God is on His throne and in control, you just keep on praising Him...Bro Morrison, if you have not already, study the orgin of chistmas, you will feel a lot better about this parade. May God bless