Tag: Christmas 2019

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President Trump, alongside First Lady Melania Trump, offered Americans Christmas greetings on Christmas Day. Their message was largely the same as last year’s, a reassuring bit of continuity in a tumultuous time. While different in style and some substance from Prime Minister Johnson’s Christmas message, the Trumps hit several of the same themes: a Christian […]

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A Real Christmas Message from a British Prime Minister

 

While British Prime Minister Boris Johnson first bowed before the altar of the NHS, above and before the police and fire services, and placed the British military members* and their families last, as has been true since Kipling wrote “Tommy,” it is remarkable that he called Christmas for what it is, a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, and especially called attention to the worldwide plight of persecuted Christians, many celebrating Christmas in prison cells! This prime minister, with his clear governing majority, pledged “as Prime Minister, that is something I want to change.” He also offered timely and sage advice to everyone around the world, urging domestic peace and goodwill: “Try not to have too many arguments with the in-laws, or anyone else.”

Here is the official transcript: