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Monday, December 20, 2004

Bulletin: Joseph & Mary Arraigned in Discrimination Case

Thanks to One Hand Clapping's Donald Sensing for pointing out this John Leo classic, his "Jesus and the Elves" column, which originally appeared in the 12/13/93 issue of U.S. News & World Report. It is now available at Catholic-pages.com. Just for the record, I am a born-again Southern Baptist who happens to have done graduate work in literature and political philosophy at the University of Dallas, a small Catholic liberal arts school.

Anyway, Leo's column is a superbly written takeoff on the avalanche of PC-isms then and still afflicting our culture, politics, legal system, media, education and entertainment industries. Jesus and Mary can do nothing right, thanks to the PC crowd on hand for the Incarnation in Leo's Bethlehem. The Leo link is in the midst of an excellent discussion by Sensing of the contemporary clashes in the War on Christmas. Lots of intelligent and well-written analyses. And thanks to Hugh Hewitt for drawing my attention to One Hand Clapping.