War Against Christmas 2003 Competition [IV]: Antiochus Epiphanes Comes To San Diego

December 08, 2003

[I] [III] [III] [V] [VI] [VII] [VIII] [IX] [X] – See also: War Against Christmas
2002, 2001, 2000.

By [Name withheld]:

The first entry in the 2002 War Against Christmas competition pointed out that after twenty-four years, the annual “Christmas on the Prado” in San Diego`s Balboa Park had been Corrected to become “December Nights.”

Having attended “Christmas on the Prado” both before and after the cultural revolution, I noticed that the only Christian imagery now in the entire park during the event —other than masterpieces safely guarded, for now, in the park`s excellent museums—is a row of life-size Nativity displays depicting the birth of Christ, culminating with an adult Jesus receiving the children (Matthew 19:14).

But these Christmas displays carry a curious disclaimer: “This is a private display. The city of San Diego has no involvement.” [click here for pictures]

Funny thing though, the same city of San Diego has no problem with sending representatives from four city departments—Environmental Services Dept, Park and Recreation Dept, Water Dept, and Metropolitan Wastewater Dept—to set up taxpayer-funded and larger-than-manger-sized display booths in the very same Balboa Park on “Earth Day.”

And the same city that enforces disclaimers on sculptures of Jesus, Mary, Joseph, the Angel Gabriel, and the Three Wise Men sees greater public good in funding a gigantic monument to illegal aliens right in front of city hall!

Yes, that`s right. The Luis Jimenez sculpture, Border Crossing: Cruzando el Rio Bravo, now stands as a public “art” installation in the courtyard of the Charles C. Dail Concourse in downtown San Diego—the center of city government.

But what else would you expect from a town where there is a bathhouse across the street from the County Administration Building . . . also in walking distance from Jimenez` monument to illegal aliens and the Mexican Consulate, where illegals regularly line up in full view to get their matricula consular cards.

There`s a new established religion in town—and it`s got nothing to do with Christianity.

Antiochus Epiphanes, welcome to San Diego!