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Controversy over public religious Christmas displays in America is fueled by differing beliefs regarding Christmas and American history

Johnson, David Kyle (2013) Controversy over public religious Christmas displays in America is fueled by differing beliefs regarding Christmas and American history. LSE American Politics and Policy (16 Dec 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The so-called “War on Christmas” has become an annual feature of the holiday season in the U.S., with much of the debate centering around religious displays on publicly-owned property. David Kyle Johnson argues that this cultural conflict is fueled by disparate understandings of Christmas and American history between religious conservatives and secular progressives. He concludes that research into the pagan roots of Christmas, the founding of America, and legal precedent, shows that historical fact tends to fall on the side of secularists arguing against government-sponsored religious displays at Christmas.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E11 America (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2014 08:58
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2019 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58392

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