For years now, we have heard about the “war on Christmas” – a purported, organized effort to use political correctness to demean those of the Christian faith.
Sure, much of the talk about this cultural struggle is purely conjecture, and used as filler within the mainstream media when they need a piece on the PC movement. But, like with all things, there is some truth to the idea that Christmas, the holiday, is paying a heavy price against this sort of weaponized inclusion.
One of the most famous points of contention came when global coffee giant Starbucks made a major turn away from traditional Christmas themes in favor of something non-denominational. Soon, other camper corporations were following suit, and the phrase “Merry Christmas” itself was almost wholly replaced by “Happy Holidays”.
Those who found themselves upset over this transition feared that the youth of the nation was being indoctrinated into the political correctness cabal, and would soon wipe out the culture of Christianity.
This year, those same folks are finding reason to celebrate.
According to a report by The College Fix, a new poll conducted by College Pulse suggests that college students don’t really have a problem with Christmas-themed seasonal greetings.
The poll, which surveyed 1,000 college students around the country, asked participants if they thought it was“offensive to wish ‘Merry Christmas’ to a stranger.” 294 of the participated were self-identified as Democrats, 531 as independents, and only 171 as Republicans.
88 percent of students said that it was not offensive to wish someone a “Merry Christmas.” Only four percent of students said it was offensive to say “Merry Christmas” to a stranger.
The news comes as the nation finds itself in the midst of a conservative awakening, sparked by the election of President Donald Trump.
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