Posted by | December 1, 2010 12:54 | Filed under: Top Stories

Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe refuses to participate in this year’s Tulsa Christmas parade because the sponsors are calling it a “holiday” parade.  (via Think Progress)

“Last year, the forces of political correctness removed the word ‘Christmas’ and replaced it with ‘Holiday’ instead,” the Oklahoma Republican said. “I am deeply saddened and disappointed by this change…“I did not do so last year because I’m not going to ride in a Christmas parade that doesn’t recognize Christmas. I am hopeful that the good people of Tulsa and the city’s leadership will demand a correction to this shameful attempt to take Christ, the true reason for our celebration, out of the parade’s title. Until the parade is again named the Christmas Parade of Lights, I will not participate.”

Inhofe says he didn’t participate last year but didn’t want the reasons known “because of the debate surrounding the health-care law,” although it’s not clear what one thing has to do with the other. Parade board chairman Larry Fox explains,”…the parade has always welcomed participation and viewing by all Tulsans, whether or not they celebrate Christmas…By no means was there any intent to offend those who observe Christmas.”

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