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Christmas In Dixie, 2010

December 24, 2010
tags: Chris McDaniel, Delbert Hosemann, Phil Bryant, Roger Wicker
by Brett

A roundup of Christmas greetings from the Magnolia State.

Below is the nativity scene (dubbed controversial by the media) that welcomes visitors in the state capitol:

Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, who was a chief proponent of the nativity, focused on Christmas in his latest video update:

Bryant also wrote a column on the holiday, and here is part of what he said: “For Mississippi, this is the time we outshine every other state in the nation for our giving to those who are less fortunate. The people of Mississippi, who have the least, give the most. We adopt families to make sure their children have presents to open Christmas morning and food on their tables. We seek out the sick and the elderly to make sure that they have heat and food.”

Read the entire column here.

Senator Roger Wicker focused on the “spirit of Christmas” in his December 20th report.

Wicker opened with this: “The Christmas spirit shines like a beacon through a cold winter’s night in Mississippi. While this year has been difficult for many, we still have much for which to be grateful. During this Christmas season, families are rushing to finish last-minute shopping and preparations for guests. Amid the bustle, it is important we pause a moment to keep in mind all that we have to be thankful for during this time of year.”

Read the entire column here.

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann sent out an electronic Christmas card recently, which is below:

Here is what the card says: “Christmas is my favorite time of year–a time of faith, family, and reflection. I have been blessed to serve as your Secretary of State for the last three years, and I look forward to serving you again in 2011…From Lynn and I, and the rest of the Hosemann family, I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”

State Senator Chris McDaniel also looked at Christmas in his regular column from the Leader-Call, with a focus on our nation’s Christian heritage and some of the outrageous attacks on Christianity throughout the country.

From McDaniel: “Experts disagree on whether a “war” on Christmas is actually waging within our culture. Nevertheless, no matter which side of the debate one accepts, a sad reality is becoming apparent with each passing year: despite our nation’s remarkable religious heritage, many of our citizens are now struggling with the message behind our most significant and special of holidays…Our nation’s founders would be appalled to find a citizenry which appears to bristle with hostility to all things Christian. But our grandchildren don’t have to be, if we’ll only stand and be heard.”

You can read the entire column here.

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