Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe (R) says he won’t participate in Tulsa’s annual Holiday Parade Of Lights until the “forces of political correctness” put “Christmas” back in the title. “I’m not going to ride in a Christmas parade that doesn’t recognize Christmas,” he said.“Last year, the forces of political correctness removed the word ‘Christmas’ and replaced it with ‘Holiday’ instead,” the Tulsa World reports Inhofe said. “I am deeply saddened and disappointed by this change.”
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.
The parade is scheduled for December 11.
The World reports that Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett said of the parade: “If it was up to me, I’d call it a Christmas parade, but I also understand that we have a diverse community, and I’m sensitive to the importance of the many cultures and traditions that make up our city.”
h/t Right Wing Watch.