To return nativity scenes to CHRISTmas in the public square in Aotearoa-New Zealand.
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Christ has been all-but fully removed from CHRISTmas nationally, including on television, in print-media, Council decorations, shopfront windows, and even the inclusion of nativity-related lyrics in CHRISTmas carols in many shops and some public Christmas carol gatherings.
Some seem to think this a religiously tolerant and respectful or wise thing to do. We suggest the very opposite to be the case. Our nation has a rich Christian heritage which is not only the reason we have Christmas as a public holiday; this heritage gifted us many of our most treasured values. It defines us more than most know. Our children should not grow up ignorant of their cultural heritage, and without respect or regard for so many of their cultural ancestors. There is no reason for us to feel culturally threatened by the Christ of CHRISTmas!
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