All Across Long Island, Movement Is On To âKeep Christ In Christmasâ
As CBS 2âs Carolyn Gusoff reported Monday, thereâs a growing âKeep Christ in Christmasâ phenomenon.
âKeeping Christ in Christmas is important. Itâs his birthday,â said Doupe of Lynbrook.
âLetâs make the season what itâs really about â itâs Christâs birth. When you see Snoopy on a lawn and Santa on a motorcycle you say where is Christ in this, itâs Christmas?â shop owner Sarah Ryan said.
Ryan said sheâs sold out of âKeep Christ in Christmasâ 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.
âI think people feel Christ has been pushed out of the season. Christmas is not about the solstice and winter and snowmen,â Dolan said.
Sister Moran said thereâs nothing wrong with wishing people happy holidays, but she just says âMerry Christmas.â