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Christmas, tax cuts and the Bible
– By Michael M. Bates

Last week on WGN Radio’s Extension 720 with Milt Rosenberg program the topic turned one evening to the increasing secularization of Christmas. The panel included an official from the American Jewish Committee, a lawyer specializing in religious issues, a state ACLU board member, and this columnist.

The representative from the ACLU is a multitasker. He is also a Protestant clergyman and an executive in a church association. Bright and amiable, it’s easy to understand why he’s a leader in his organizations.

One of the arguments he advanced is a common one, if not among ACLU types, then certainly with many self-identified religious progressives. The word “liberal” in such circles has generally gone the way of Nehru suits. ………………..
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