All Across Long Island, Movement Is On To ‚ÄėKeep Christ In Christmas‚Äô
As CBS 2‚Äôs Carolyn Gusoff reported Monday, there‚Äôs a growing ‚ÄúKeep Christ in Christmas‚ÄĚ phenomenon.
‚ÄúKeeping Christ in Christmas is important. It‚Äôs his birthday,‚ÄĚ said Doupe of Lynbrook.
‚ÄúLet‚Äôs make the season what it‚Äôs really about ‚Äď it‚Äôs Christ‚Äôs birth. When you see Snoopy on a lawn and Santa on a motorcycle you say where is Christ in this, it‚Äôs Christmas?‚ÄĚ shop owner Sarah Ryan said.
Ryan said she‚Äôs sold out of ‚ÄúKeep Christ in Christmas‚ÄĚ bumper stickers and more shoppers than ever are looking for gifts for children with religious meaning.
In Rockville Centre, Sean Dolan, the spokesman for the diocese, said parishioners are refocusing on Jesus as the reason for the season.
‚ÄúI think people feel Christ has been pushed out of the season. Christmas is not about the solstice and winter and snowmen,‚ÄĚ Dolan said.
Sister Moran said there‚Äôs nothing wrong with wishing people happy holidays, but she just says ‚ÄúMerry Christmas.‚ÄĚ