Matt Staver, Liberty Counsel
By Kyle Mantyla / 12.13.2016
On today’s “Faith and Freedom” radio broadcast, Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver was joined by his organization’s director of communications, Holly Meade, for a discussion on how “cultural Marxists” are engaging in “religious cleansing” in America and around the world by attempting to stamp out celebrations of Christmas.
After Staver cited a commentary delivered by Ronald Reagan back in the 1970s about how Communists in Ukraine changed the words to a Christmas carol called “The Joyous News Has Come To Us” in order to secularize it and lamented that the same thing is happening in America today, Meade warned that this nation is heading toward a point where religious leaders will be beaten to death in prison for daring to celebrate Christmas.
“We’re dealing with it even today, these cases where these atheist groups are trying to take out Christmas and Christ out of the holiday,” she said. “It’s just so prophetic. Ronald Reagan had talked about Christians in the former Soviet Union were brave if they went out into the streets to sing Christmas carols, knowing they could be arrested. There was a Roman Catholic priest who delivered a sermon in 1983 protesting against the fact that December 25 had been declared a work day instead of a holiday. And what happened to him? He was arrested by police, beaten, imprisoned and died! I hate to say, but if we continue, we’re getting that way in the United States.”