USPS responds to national outrage over new holiday stamps

Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and Merry…Gingerbread House?

You would certainly think America now celebrates some kind of holy gingerbread bread house holiday if you saw the United States Postal Service mailer recently sent out featuring the new 2013 holiday stamps available for purchase.

A Twitter user saw the flyer and tweeted a photo of it, which set off a national firestorm online that was picked up by the national media.


Glaringly absent on the three stamps featured in the ad is Christmas, and is instead represented by a gingerbread house, while the Kwanzaa and Hanukkah stamps have their names emblazoned right across the top.

UnknownThe USPS responded to the outrage on Twitter to explain that they do indeed sell a Christmas stamp, but the flyer showed the three newest stamps available.

That explanation didn’t sit well, and people are still confused as to why the USPS would choose to acknowledge two religious holidays and ignore Christmas.

God forbid the day we walk around wishing each other a Merry Gingerbread House.

See the Twitter explanation offered by the USPS:

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  • EliseR

    How is Kwanzaa a religious holiday? What religion? Also, the greeting is Joyous Kwanzaa, not Happy Kwanzaa. Do some research, Janeen.

    • Gary Ross Calvert

      I have no problem with “Joyous Kwanza” if that makes a difference to you. I really don’t care. I won’t be buying any of the stamps. However, that being the case why do you care if want a Merry Christmas for me and the MANY others like me. Do some thinking, EliseR.

      • Diana Smith

        She has always got to contradict and thinks she knows it all. Way too much time on her hands.I’m with you, Gary. I won’t be buying any Kwanzaa stamps. I can’t believe the USPS wasted ink printing them. Obama will be wall papering with them, I’m sure.

        • EliseR

          Why are you against Kwanzaa? What about it do you disagree with? Why are you so hateful about this particular holiday?

          • bonehead41

            Its a cult and a con job. Wake up.

          • EliseR

            The cult of Kwanzaa? That’s funny.

          • Diana Smith

            It’s an AFRICAN holiday. It doesn’t belong on a US postage stamp. My tax dollars pay for those stamps to be printed. Let’s focus on America and American traditions and holidays instead of shoving all this foreign crap down our throats.

          • EliseR

            There we go. You just don’t like Afican Americans. Kwanzaa is celebrated in other countries just like Christmas and Hanukkah. How do you think the Native Americans felt about all that foreign crap being shoved down their throats? No one is making you celebrate anything you don’t want to. Why can’t you let others celebrate what they want to?

          • Diana Smith

            You have no idea who I like and who I don’t like so be careful what you accuse me of. Any Africans who came to America after slavery was abolished in 1865 did so on their own free will. So now they are Americans. If they want to be Africans they should go to Africa. And as far as Native Americans go, I support them on a regular basis at their casinos….and I enjoy the Hell out of it and I’m sure they enjoy my “donations”.

          • spookiewon

            Well, white people also came here of their free will. And christianity originated in the middle east. If you want to practice it you should go there. The US was specifically intended to be a SECULAR nation.

          • antranchers

            Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Ba. Could really give a R*ts *zz about Kwanzaa. Jewish holidays never bothered me. I don’t believe Christmas ever bothered Jews. I do think Christianity does bother many and that’s just sad. I could care less if you like Christmas or not!!! I do!!!

          • oldbiker1

            You mean you couldn’t care less? If you could care less, then you could. If you “couldn’t care less” then you could not care less.

          • Larry Linn

            ‘Tis the season for Christmas, Hanukkah, the Winter Solstice, Thanksgiving, Muharram, Amitabha, Shalako, and other holidays. Celebrate what you wish, respect the others, and please do not impose any of the holidays upon others.

          • Terry Poupart

            and please don’t banish any of them. Merry Christmas.

          • EliseR

            It’s big of you not to be bothered by the Jews.

          • antranchers

            I am saying the Jewish faith, even though I am not Jewish does not bother me one bit. I do not resent or condemn anyone else for their faith. Get a life!!!

          • Pamela K. Cahoon Laub

            Jesus Christ was a Jew. Why would Jews bother any rational Christian? Jews were God’s chosen people. Through Christ we are included – like adopted children.

          • Terry Poupart

            And it would be big of you not to be bothered by the Christians.

          • Jerry

            There you go. You cannot win the argument so you must say its racial to change the subject. You and yoBama and yo ilk are going down real soon. God has put up with your malodorous ways long enough.

          • EliseR

            You speaking for god now?

          • Jerry

            Yes you liberal snake.

          • EliseR

            Haha. the pope will be happy you are taking some of the pressure off him. But don’t you think Jesus was a liberal? He was big on helping those less fortunate and sharing what you have.

          • antranchers

            Sharing yes, stealing no!

          • Jerry

            Not when it includes gay marriage, dope legalizing, and abortion. You truly are a snake trying to convolute helping the hungry with what you infernal liberals really stand for.
            He also said if a man doesn’t work a man doesn’t eat. You won’t fool me cherry picking bible verses you liberal.

          • spookiewon

            Can you please give me the book, chapter, and verse for that? Where does Jesus say “If a man doesn’t work a man doesn’t eat?”

            For instance, I am more familiar with “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink,” –Matthew 25:35, and “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.” –Luke 3:11

          • Jerry

            I read it a long time ago in one of the books of Timothy. Please be advised some bibles contain some differences in passages so it may not be in your bible. Rest assured I read it or I would not have said it.

          • Pamela K. Cahoon Laub

            Conservatives have the money to help many people and do. To imply otherwise is a biased remark.

          • Terry Poupart

            What does “helping those less fortunate and sharing what you have” to do with a liberal? Sounds like something conservatives believe in. Liberals only want to share what other people have. Jesus never said we were supposed to FORCE other people to share what they have.

          • Tera Lewis

            advocating a cause costs you nothing.., and liberals do just that with other peoples money using it to control. Jesus was about freedom, not control, EliseR…so, haha back atcha.

          • cancanjody

            Just how high do YOU want the deficit to go?

          • William Bragg

            Your tax dollars does not pay for postage to be printed. The revenues of the USPS pay for that.

          • Renee Wells

            How, when they are constantly in the red?

          • FullofQuestions1

            Yes indeed! Let’s focus on American holidays and get to printing those Iroquois Midwinter Ceremony stamps!

          • spookiewon

            Well, christianity originated in the middle east. Why would christmas be on a US postage stamp? Mormonism and Scientology originated in the US.

          • Ronald Reagan

            It is NOT an “African” holiday! It’s a load of Marxist mish-mash idiotic nonsense billed as some “African” holiday. Africans never heard of “Kwanzaa”. They have heard of Karl Marx, however, and it hasn’t worked out very well for them.

          • Fynn

            Except for that part where Kwanzaa celebrates African-AMERICAN heritage and is equally a time to gather with loved ones. They are just as American as you are, as are their traditions. It could be argued Kwanzaa is more American, as the holiday originated in America while Christmas did not.

          • Matchstick

            Kwanzaa is not an African Holiday. It is a holiday invented by Black Power Movement professor Maulana Karenga in the 1960′s.

          • innessa111

            No one is hateful about this man-made fake holiday (what holiday is Kwanzaa?). People are complaining about a war on Christmas well demonstrated by the USPS. If you don’t care, just shut up.

          • bvdees

            AMEN!

          • EliseR

            You can still buy all the religious Christmas stamps you want. How is the post office waging a war on Christmas? By also recognizing other holidays?

          • EliseR

            Please name a holiday that is not man made.

          • William Bragg

            Christmas is pretty much ancient compared to Kwanzaa don’t you think? Maulana Karenga said his goal was to “give Blacks an alternative to the existing
            holiday and give Blacks an opportunity to celebrate themselves and
            their history, rather than simply imitate the practice of the dominant
            society. FAir enough, I say, as every thing in a society is man made. It’s just when they put out their ads they should have all the holidays listed by name instead of omitting Christmas. It seems as though they were directed to do so or have an upper administration that is embarrassed of Christmas all of a sudden.

          • Pamela K. Cahoon Laub

            I was quite annoyed at first. I’m not happy about Christmas stamps not being featured, but their explanation of featuring the newest releases is rational, if not liked. I’m happy the Madonna and Child stamps are still available.

          • spookiewon

            Well if it’s about AGE, celebrating the solstice is much older.

          • cancanjody

            Correct.

          • lildebrarae

            Spoken like the hate monger YOU have proven yourself to be on many occasions and on many different boards.

            And how nice of you to bring your little sock accounts to stalk me.

            Thank you for proving yet again, how pathetic …you are.

          • antranchers

            Amen!

          • spookiewon

            All holidays are man-made.

          • Joanne Styslinger

            Kwanzaa started in the 1960′s and only took hold in this century.

          • EliseR

            So?

          • lildebrarae

            Where in her post did she say she was against the holiday of Kwanzaa? Please post proof?

          • EliseR

            She said she couldn’t believe the post office wasted money printing Kwanzaa stamps. That certainly sounds like she is against the holiday.

          • Ronald Reagan

            Look who started “Kwanzaa” / Look what it stands for (same as 7-headed cobra of Symbionese Liberation Army) / Look what the founder did in his life: LOSER / FAKE / NOTHINGNESS / BS “HOLIDAY”. Psh.

        • DARPatriot

          I always buy a bunch of Christmas stamps and use them all year.

          • bvdees

            Great idea! I often have some left that I continue to use, but this year I’ll buy extra on purpose!!

          • DARPatriot

            I read an article several years ago about how the Christmas religious stamps bugged atheists/humanists and even some in the USPS….that is when I started using them all the time. I will stand for what I believe every chance I get.

          • EliseR

            And yet you can still buy all the religious Christmas stamps you want. Stamps are not a war on Christianity.

          • lildebrarae

            Spoken like a ‘true’ hypocritical, Anti Christian Bigot!

            Tell this, why do you hate Christians so much? And don’t you DARE deny it, because I have seen your hate on every post you’ve been on … INCLUDING this one!

          • EliseR

            I don’t hate Christians and find most Christians to be wonderful caring people. I dislike Christians who think they are persecuted by a stamp. and I dislike Christians who think everyone should believe the same things they do.

          • lildebrarae

            You ‘say’ you don’t hate Christians, but that’s not the way you talk on all the forums you spread your hate filled ‘rants’!

            You say you ‘dislike’ Christians who think everyone should believe the same things ‘they’ do.

            Yet you condemn those who are working to take away the rights of Christians and Jews ……..in any of your posts on any message thread I’ve seen you on.

            It must be nice to ‘pick’ and ‘choose’ who you deem ‘worthy’ of your version of Justice.

          • cancanjody

            It’s not just a stamp. Just go away. You don’t WANT to “get it”.

          • Sharon Diehl

            I like the gingerbread house stamp…it’ cute…that’s the one I’m going to buy. Pretty paranoid to think an ad is anti-Christmas.

          • cancanjody

            It’s part of a pattern Sharon, that’s all.

          • Sharon Diehl

            A paranoid persecution pattern perhaps (Ooo, I made an alliteration!)

          • cancanjody

            4 words too–nice!

          • cancanjody

            Atheists, humanists, and Muslims made up the majority and why they tried to ditch God during the Democrat Convention. Not good for America. PERIOD.

          • EliseR

            Do you keep your Christmas lights and decorations up all year long too?

          • lildebrarae

            Again with your Anti Christian HATE!

            I’m Jewish, and even I am offended by the depths to which you are sinking!

            Again I’d say ‘shame’ on you, if you had any ‘self respect’. But you don’t.

            I will say your responses have proven how utterly bigoted, and ‘pathetic’ you are!

          • EliseR

            How is asking if someone keeps their Christmas decorations up HATE? You really have no idea what persecution really is.

          • lildebrarae

            Pathetic that you have to have all your little socks swarm me because I proved what a little hate monger you are!

            FYI I’ve dealt with the KKK, and the NEO NAZIS. And I am still HERE you LYING PIECE OF GARBAGE! SO STFU, and YOUR PATHETIC SOCKS TOO!

            But I will thank you for proving what a worthless piece of crap, you and your SOCKS are!

          • Joe

            You sure sound like a loving Christian. Shame on you, you wench. People like you are the reason I don’t believe in God. If people like you are going to be in heaven, then send me to Hell

          • lildebrarae

            Better get going then you hate monger sock! You and ELiseR and all the little cowasockie losers this loser sent on me just proved that all of you are one and the same!

            See you around loser!

          • Jerry

            Will do.

          • Joe

            It’s not up to you, stranger.

          • Jerry

            Time will tell atheist loser.

      • EliseR

        My point, since you aren’t capable of grasping it on your own, is that many Christians make a big deal over the precise wording that people use to greet them during the holiday season. Yet in the article, Janeen doesn’t extend the same courtesy to those that celebrate Kwanzaa.

        I am not Christian, but I don’t care if someone wishes me a Merry Christmas or says Bless you or Have a Blessed Day or whatever. Someone is wishing you happiness, why are you hung up on the precise wording?

        • Gary Ross Calvert

          Is it just me or are you talking in circles? I am not the one “hung up on wording”. What part of “I don’t care” don’t you understand. I am glad you are OK with options for greetings. But that door needs to swing both ways. Bottom line is quite simple. I don’t care if you celebrate Kwanzaa and I sure won’t be trying to get it removed from society. But I expect the same treatment for my religion and my holidays.

          • EliseR

            How do you not get the same treatment?

          • DARPatriot

            What planet do you live on? We have been fighting the “Happy Holidays” war for years because of the anti-Christians who “were offended” with Merry Christmas. We can’t have prayer at any public function anymore without the atheist/humanist police jumping out and objecting. Can’t have manger scenes, etc. The Air Force Academy takes the word “God” out of their oath. I could go on but I won’t……This is a war on Christians….you don’t see this aimed at any other religion.

          • EliseR

            How is someone wishing you Happy Holidays a war? someone is wishing you happiness, but you want to dictate what words they use? That is ridiculous. Use the greeting you wish, and let others do the same.

          • Aaron Barnes

            he talking about the greeting ‘Happy Holidays” was force down retail stores throats because before that people would just say merry xmas and that would piss off people who didn’t celebrate it so retail stores was force to say “Happy Holidays”

          • BruceRW

            No. They are dictating what words can’t be used. That is what’s ridiculous

          • EliseR

            You can use whatever words you want. who is stopping you from saying merry Christmas?

          • BruceRW

            Nobody is stopping me from saying it. At least not yet. I’m talking about the businesses that dictate that there employees cannot say Merry Christmas to shoppers. I see where a couple of big stores are changing this policy back to saying Merry Christmas. I hope this doesn’t offend you to much

          • lildebrarae

            That’s the key ……. They’re not stopping you from ‘saying’ it ‘yet’.

            And as for a couple of ‘big stores’ changing the policy back to saying Merry Christmas; I no longer care if it offends the hypocritical Liberals.

          • BruceRW

            I said that sarcastically I don’t care about what liberals think. I just hope more businesses stop bowing down to them

          • lildebrarae

            I hope that more of the businesses stop bowing to them too.

          • antranchers

            Tell that to the POS in the White House. He hasn’t been informed!

          • lildebrarae

            You LIBS are the ones ‘dictating words’.

            I call your responses through out this entire thread “Liberal HYPOCRISY 101″.

            Thank you for illustrating your own hypocrisy, and ‘hate’ for all to see.

          • LWMT

            I have to ask, why do you want people to use God in the Air Force oath? I was taught Christianity was a faith of free will. I don’t understand what the benefit of making everyone use this oath would be.

          • DARPatriot

            Because the words have always been in the oath. Now all of a sudden with the politically correct, anti-Christian environment they take it out.

          • LWMT

            But what the soldiers who are not Christian or not even theists? It’s almost like saying no one should serve that won’t take an oath to the Christian God.

          • EliseR

            Exactly. Serving your country does not mean serving a Christian God for everyone. Take another oath to serve your God, just as you take an oath to honor your spouse. Military service does not dictate your religious beliefs.

          • antranchers

            Military Service does dictate your religious belief. Ask any Military Chaplain. Educate yourself. You must be from a third world.

          • EliseR

            Explain.

          • lildebrarae

            You really enjoy responding to yourself, just like you did when you attacked me for being Jewish … in a ‘different’ message thread.

            Wow.

          • EliseR

            When did I attack you for being Jewish? You are confused.

          • lildebrarae

            Oh how nice, your SOCK raved you for being a lying BEOTCH! YOU attacked me in a different post for being JEWISH you WORTHLESS PIECE OF GARBAGE!

            NOW STFU and take YOUR PATHETIC SOCKS with you GARY!

          • DARPatriot

            The Air Force, when this first began being discussed said they were going to make the words optional.

          • lildebrarae

            Hey look! Gary needed ‘back up’. Again Gary, are you certain this isn’t ‘you’?

          • LWMT

            I’m Lindsay. Who’s Gary?

          • lildebrarae

            The one you sound ‘exactly’ like.

          • antranchers

            They don’t have to. It is now the law that no one does!

          • LWMT

            Right, but I understand that some people would have it a different way.

          • antranchers

            It’s not a “different way” now. Leave it alone. If one is fighting for your freedoms is not allowed to practice their faith, what is that to you?, you ask…

          • LWMT

            There is a difference between allowing someone to practice their faith individually and the military having an expectation that everyone will have faith. Many non theist service people have reported that they were made to feel inferior because of their lack of faith. There is the old saying ‘no atheists in fox holes.’ But there are people in the military who identify as atheists.

          • antranchers

            Who cares if they are Athiests. Christians have no right to be Christian! That is BS.
            Who cares about that? You should have the right to practice your religion. Unless a Christian does something to infringe upon another’s religious right (The way Muslims do) what right do you or anyone else have to say he can’t have prayer? He can’t have, for instance, last rites. I’m done. This is wrong!

          • LWMT

            I didn’t say anything about last rites. I’m talking about day to day things like public forced prayer. A forced prayer would infringe the rights of a non believer. That was my only point. I certainly believe people should be able to attend services of their choice, congregate as they choose to, and pray and read their religious literature when they want as long as it isn’t at a time when everyone is forced to be present.

          • antranchers

            So, are you telling me that they are forced to be present????????

          • LWMT
          • lildebrarae

            Hey Gary, is that you?

          • LWMT

            Still me Lindsay.

          • lildebrarae

            And you still sound exactly like Gary.

          • LWMT

            I truthfully have no idea what you are talking about. I’ve never been to this site before and find it weird that someone would have multiple usernames. It seems that your mind is pretty made up though. Happy Hanukkah.

          • lildebrarae

            Precisely! I’m Jewish and I have no problem with anyone wishing me ‘anything’.

            I recognize (unlike the libs) that it’s not being done out of hate or malice, but out of love.

            I for one wish them Merry Christmas back, with a God Bless you, and a happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza (if they happen to be black), and a Happy New Year for good measure!

            People need to take this PC thing, and throw it out with the ‘bad’ water.

          • antranchers

            People like Elsie walk among us.

          • Sharon Diehl

            People like Elise not only walk amongst us, but she THINKS, too.

          • lildebrarae

            “How do ‘Christians’ NOT get the same treatment?”

            You asked you pathetic hate monger!

            http://www.secretsofthefed.com/us-army-all-christians-are-extremists-hate-groups/

            http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/050113-654364-army-looks-for-christian-hate-group-members.htm

            http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/10/24/exclusive-army-halts-training-program-that-labeled-christians-as-extremists/

            Now I posted links proving that Christians are being wrongly discriminated against.

            Of course in our last ‘chat’ you ignored the links I provided proving that there’s a ongoing war by the liberals against Jews as well ….while saying you weren’t Anti Jewish (yet you continued to espouse your HATRED for us too).

            Here are those links again…

            http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/the-democrats-war-against-the-war/2006/10/11/3/

            http://www.city-journal.org/2012/bc1023hs.html

            I find it amazing that the only thing you hate to offer no matter which message board you go to …is ‘hate’.

            I not only find you ‘pathetic’; I find you ‘pitiful’.

          • cancanjody

            Why do you keep baiting people? You don’t give a rip what anyone thinks…

          • lildebrarae

            She is talking around in circles. She is so filled with hatred, and bigotry that’s all she knows!

          • EliseR

            Please explain how my views of celebrating your own holiday and letting others celebrate theirs are hateful?

        • Kathy Mathews

          That is because until 1966, Kwanzaa did not exist. It was made up by an American who taught black studies. It was another effort to divide Americans by color

        • Aaron Barnes

          thank you its a form of greeting people, if u have a problem with that than stay home and try to get over yourself.

        • antranchers

          Who would have guessed you are not a Christian?

        • lildebrarae

          My point, since you aren’t capable of ‘grasping it’ on your own, is that you have proven yourself to be completely without any credibility.

          Owing to your over whelming ‘hatred’ everyone sees you for the ‘troll’ you are.

          So much for your ‘hate’, your ‘intolerance’, your ‘bigotry’, and your over whelming .. WILLFUL ‘ignorance’.

          Time for you to take your hate filled self, and go back UNDER the bridge where you belong you little HATE MONGER!

          • EliseR

            And what is it that you think I hate besides narrow minded bigotry? My views are much more tolerant than most of you here.

        • RJ (TO)

          Elise! Stop persecuting these poor, good christians by having an opposing opinion! Don’t you know you’re infringing on their Religous Liberty™ by judging them for judging others? Outrageous.

    • Boobie_The_Rocket_Dog

      The only place kwanzaa is observed is the USPS. Not even collectors buy those stamps. It’d be interesting to find out how many were printed and how many were sold and how many destroyed the following year. Oh, and here’s what Kwanzaa is all about:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCGBK1E0_uQ

      • Cheri’

        That’s not true either Boobie so you picked a good name for yourself. If you’re going to run your mouth have facts to back it up. Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration held in the United Statesand also celebrated in the Western African Diaspora in other nations of the Americas. The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture, and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving.[1] Kwanzaa has seven core principles (Nguzo Saba). It was created by Maulana Karenga, and was first celebrated in 1966–67.

        • Boobie_The_Rocket_Dog

          You’ve drunk the Kool-Aid. Remember Jonestown?
          Keep at it, girlfren’, you’re making my case.

          • EliseR

            Cheri, Boobie doesn’t like facts. Don’t let him bother you.

        • AprilJean

          This is America. The blacks in this country are American. They are not African. Many people from different countries and cultures came to America. They turned their backs on their mother countries and the cultures that conflicted with America’s. I am of German descent as well as French, Scotch, Irish and Dutch. I feel no loyalty to the countries of my ancestor’s births. That is the problem with America today. We are supposedly a ‘melting pot’. Sort of like a nice cheese dip with all of the ingredients blended together to compliment each other. What we have now is African Americans, Muslim Americans, Mexican
          Americans, etc. We need to get back to Americans period!!!!

          • EliseR

            What’s wrong with people celebrating their heritage? You may not wish to celebrate yours, but criticize how others celebrate and build traditions. who are you to dictate how other people identify themselves?

          • BruceRW

            I am of Portuguese decent. Where is our stamp? oops forgot most portuguese are Christian so we get the Gingerbread stamp advertised.

          • EliseR

            Or you can use the Madonna and Child stamp or the Holy Family stamp or one of the other Christmas stamps. Six different Christmas stamps available on the USPS website.

          • antranchers

            Thanks for the information. I’ll take a look. They aren’t in the Post Office. It appears they are out of stock. LOL!

          • EliseR

            They are on the website. You did not actually check the post office because it is closed on Sunday. Stop lying.

          • antranchers

            Lying??? I said earlier I just bought stamps at the Post Office. American Flags you little twit!! I will check online. I did that. I may order online. Do you ever get off this page?? Go play with yourself! ..Azzwipe!

          • antranchers

            Who is dictating what you celebrate? Do I see anyone turning down that day off from work or a Christmas bonus? Hypocrites!

          • ZZ

            So then we should not celebrate Christmas either? After all April it is a tradition from another country. Luckily more people are starting to get how anti-American Christianity is so at least we are headed in the right direction!

        • antranchers

          Happy Kwanzaa. Now, wish me a Merry Christmas. LOL!

      • EliseR

        Actually, Kwanzaa is celebrated by about 18 million people around the world. It stresses the principles of unity, self determination, collective work and responsibility, purpose, faith, creativity, and cooperative economics. How can you be against anyone taking time to reflect on these ideals?

        • bonehead41

          We can also create a holiday for those who have satisfying bowel movements.
          How can you be against that?

          • EliseR

            Feel free to do this.

          • Doug

            Your idea is flush with success.

        • Jerry

          To bad not many of the 18,000,000 actually practice what they preach. How many kids have you bred and how many different men did you breed them with?

          • EliseR

            Oh, Jerry what would Jesus say about your comments? Most Christians would be disgusted with you.

          • antranchers

            Why… the so called Christian in the WH gave our money to Planned Parenthood to keep them from being “punished” with a baby with no daddy (or any reason they want). What do you think Jesus thinks of him? You are in over your head. Tell me something else ElsieR, if you were hanging from your toes in a POW camp, would you suddenly find religion???

          • Jerry

            How many kids have you bred and how many different men did you breed them with. I feel like I am talking to a stupid ape having to say the same thing over and over.

          • Jerry

            Exactly which comment are you talking about? And what is so disgusting about it? The reason you want socialism is because you want everyone else to pay for your failures. How many kids have you bred and how many different men did you breed them with?

        • antranchers
    • Jerry

      You know Elise I won’t even comment on your stupidity this time. You will just attempt to challenge my comments but you will never answer any of my questions or back up what you say. Why don’t you just F off you lesbian, pervert, baby killing liberal demon.
      You cannot call yourself a Christian and vote for a politician who supports gay marriage, abortion, drugs, and forcing churches to pay for things they are opposed to. And again you hold the record for the most down votes on this site. You are about as popular here as Satan.

      • EliseR

        I don’t call myself a Christian I would never align myself with a group of people who are so hateful and narrowminded.

        • Sharon Diehl

          In just scrolling through these comments, Elise, I like you…and find people like Jerry appalling rude and coarse. All this vitriol over an ad for stamps.

          • Jerry

            It is also about all her previous comments on other articles. Are you a lesbo? What are you doing to that dog?

          • Sharon Diehl

            What can one say about you, Jerry…you’re the worse kind of “christian” that America offers. Elise is the best kind of open-minded person America has to offer.

          • Jerry

            You really did not answer my question. Are you a lesbo and what are you doing to that dog?
            In response to your comment, your brand of open mindedness will get you condemned. Lesbians, perverts and baby killers among many others will get condemned. I have glanced at some of your other comments. You are an advocate of killing babies to say the least.

          • EliseR

            When you consider the hate of people like Jerry, it’s easy to see why some people don’t want this kind of Christianity in their schools or lives.

          • Sharon Diehl

            Amen, Elise. ;-)

          • Doug

            You seem consumed with lesbianism. A close relative perhaps?

          • Jerry

            Not at all Doug. Funny how you cherry pick what questions or comments you answer and ignore the tough questions I ask you. If you read Sharon’s previous comments you might see her pattern and know why I said what I did instead of sticking your nose in like you did.
            Furthermore, I have not accused anything.

          • EliseR

            Thanks, Sharon.

        • Jerry

          Tolerating your evil is not a Christian value. You can call it all the hate you want.

          • EliseR

            If you think a stamp with a gingerbread house on it is evil, you need to get out more.

          • antranchers

            What exactly are you doing? Besides, you started the hateful dialog! Just like a Liberal. Run out of Saul Alinsky reading material? You are nothing but a pawn in this deal.

          • Jerry

            I never said one thing about a gingerbread house. Can’t you ever stick to my point? You cannot call yourself a Christian and vote for a politician … Reread it you infernal sucker, stupid libtard.

        • antranchers

          So then, who exactly do you align yourself with? Hahahaha

          • Jerry

            I’m still waiting for that b*tch to answer that question. She will go to the next article and start the same crap all over as if she thinks we don’t remember her.

    • FicknFecker

      Oh EliseR, As long as it’s done in the spirit of the holidays. With that said, Merry Hanukkah, Happy Christmas and Jolly Kwanzaa to you! :)

    • Jesus Klaus

      Not surprisingly, Jon Stewart summed it up best. Pushing back when you try to jam your superstitious BS down our throats is not persecution!
      “I have to say, as someone who is not a Christian, it’s hard for me to believe Christians are a persecuted people in America. God willing, maybe one of you one day will even rise up and get to be president of this country — or maybe forty-four in a row. But that’s my point, is they’ve taken this idea of no establishment as persecution, because they feel entitled, not to equal status, but to greater status.” –Jon Stewart

  • bonehead41

    Kwanza was created by a whacko drug addict who served some prison time. His intent was to compromise the Christian holiday
    And “throw a monkey wrench” into Christmas.
    Now the USPS is finishing the job he started.

    • Boobie_The_Rocket_Dog

      Ronald McKinley Everett alias Ron Karenga alias Maulana Ndabezitha Karenga is now a professor (no kidding?) at California State University at Long Beach. So there are TWO places in the country that recognize kwanzaa.

      • bonehead41

        Is there any hope left that a major earthquake will break the San Andreas fault line and California will sink into the pacific. One can only dream.

  • dennodog

    Coming soon…Happy sodomy day stamps. Oh wait. they have that already.

    • bonehead41

      Commemorative stamp to Barney Frank showing his male wife with a mouthful. Yuck!

    • Doug

      You put them on the back of the envelope.

      • dennodog

        lol….make sure you “pound” them on.

  • Larry Mellette

    Kwanzaa LOL What religion is it for? LOL

    • Boobie_The_Rocket_Dog

      Here’s what kwanzaa is all about: http://www.jewishworldreview.com/tony/snow123199.asp

      • Cheri’

        Now THIS I totally agree with. Yes

        • Boobie_The_Rocket_Dog

          You read past the fourth paragraph, then??

          • Cheri’

            I read the whole thing. I have read his book. I knew about this. But I think that if you take something bad and can turn into something good It’s a good thing. I do NOT think they suffered it at the hands of the white man totally since it was their own people selling them and the first person in America to own a slave was a black man. Does it make it right? NO. Does it mean we owe them for all eternity HELL NO. If we did then I want some too because my way back before my family came to America on the Santa Maria one of my relatives was a sold as indentured servant so the rest of the family could survive. Slavery is NOT new folks I hate to tell you and as bad as the slaves had it here and yes it was bad and yees it had to stop. It was still better than where they came from.

          • Boobie_The_Rocket_Dog

            Much better, and thanks for telling us. I’m impressed that you’ve managed to trace your genealogy to the Santa Maria.

      • Doug

        Careful writing the word Jewish or that maniac reinhold will come on with a six-page anti-Zionist diatribe.

        • Boobie_The_Rocket_Dog

          Reinhold? Y’mean Judge? Did Ridgemont High produce a second nutjob besides Sean Penn?

    • EliseR

      It is not a religious holiday, but the folks at BizPac seem to think it is.

      • Boobie_The_Rocket_Dog

        In a world where the messiah is named Barak, global warming is a religion and Obamacare is gospel, who’s to say that a crack-inspired pipe dream absorbed by one other person is not a religion?
        Ralph Bakshi made a movie about this phenomenon a few years back called Coonskin (or “Street Fight” in the USA) which starred Barry White, Scatman Crothers and Philip Michael Thomas, based on an old Joel Chandler Harris story. Plenty to keep you busy Googling here. Great topic for a Black History Month paper (also a litmus test for the teacher).

  • mcdonnal

    Everyone connected to Obama and friends, just love to rub our collective Christian noses in it at every opportunity.

    • Doug

      I’m buying a block of Festivus stamps from Frank Costanza.

      • Mlm46

        If you get some, please let me know! LOL

      • Cheri’

        Where can you get them? I want some too!!! haha

        • Boobie_The_Rocket_Dog

          Unless I’m mistaken, Festivus and other custom-printed postage stamps, are available from Zazzle.

    • EliseR

      What is your Christian nose being rubbed in? The fact that there are holidays other than Christian ones?

      • mcdonnal

        You know full well what I mean.

      • Broke Obama

        The fact that its for some strange reason become Holiday and not Christmas and it is indeed an attack on our beliefs . It is and has been for a long time , much longer than Kwaanza , Christmas , as in Christmas tree , not Holiday tree , which is stupid in my opinion . Chrismas card not holiday card . It has been around much longer than Kwaanza and is celebrated in many more countries and by many more people than Kwaanza . If you don’t think its an attack on our beliefs send the president a Christmas decoration for the Christmas tree , you will get it back because he said several years ago he would not accept any ornaments that had the word Christmas on it . Lets not forget the stores that for some reason have to be PC and use the term holiday instead of Christmas . So to all of you out there i wish you and yours a MERRY CHRISTMAS , yeah i’m living life on the edge .

      • mcdonnal

        While according to Michelle, “who we are as Americans” includes celebrating the Hindu religion (which is primarily practiced in India), it does not include Christianity or Judaism—the primary religions in America.

        Currently, there are 77 lawsuits involving the First Amendment and religion pending against the Obama administration and their imposed regulations that violate Americans’ religious beliefs.

        • Sharon Diehl

          You mean like Hobby Lobby whose bosses think they are doctors and should control what birth control their female employees should be denied?

    • The Webcast Guru

      Let’s do some basic Mathematics here, brainiac. Do you honestly believe that, among the 50+% of citizens of this country who voted for the sitting President, NONE of them were self-identified as being of a “Christian” faith group? Like, say, an ordained minister of The Christian Church (DoC), for instance? There are lots of things we can claim being against having our nose rubbed in. And, believe me, President Obama is nowhere near the top of that list. But your ingracious, constipated, prevaricating attitude IS.

      • mcdonnal

        My, you have such a mastery of the language, sphincter. I care little what your mathematic deductions have deduced. It is obvious to me that there is a concentrated effort to minimize and relegate Christians to the dustbin of history in this country. It ain’t gonna happen, buster.

        • The Webcast Guru

          Hey, Brainiac. That’s a good ventriliquist act! I’ll have to learn that so I, too can double my pleasure, double my fun. But, in the meantime, here’s a little bit of a theological question for ya.

          If you remember, or care to refresh your memory by perusing what I believe is a cogent point for this discussion (and, quite honestly, all others of the Tea Party ilk, for that matter), take a gander at Matthew 22: 15-22 (Version of your choice). Let’s recall, for the purpose of context, that Jesus is asked this question by a group from a sect known as “Herodians” who: A) Much preferred Roman rule over Judean Pharisetical rule; B) wanted very badly for Jesus to be dead, and C) were sent to ask Jesus the question by those very same Phariees, who were actively plotting that very same death.

          Okay, we current? Good.

          Two points for you on this one.

          1. Since when is your religion,, or your religiosity the controlling interest in the marketplace of ideas in this, or any other democratic nation? See #2. Your reply welcome and encouraged.

          2. The answer Jesus gives to this conundrum-seeking question is to
          “render unto Caesar that (those things) which is (are) Caesar’s…”

          As the topic under discussioonn at the time was a 1 Dinar coin (Denarius), a Roman coin which represented the authority of Caesar to the Romans, and oppression and extreme taxation of the Jewish people (note NOT to the Pharasees, interestingly enough), How does Jesus then answer?

          Does Jesus say to argue, battle, or cause revolution BECAUSE the people are taxed? Does he instruct the people who heard his response to rebel against Caesar? Does He advise his followers to be about the destruction of Caesar, to raise up militia, to spread fear and loathing OF Caesar, to castigate or denigrate Caesar in public places? Does Jesus advise the people to refuse to render unto Caesar that which belongs to Caesar? Does Jesus go off on lying, deceitful diatribes against Caesar, knowing that because of the level of trust and authority He haas achieved among the people that merely telling falsehoods at any, and every given opportunity will be sufficient alone to turn the people either against Caesar, or to Himself?

          I think not. So, why is it that so many Christians (obviously yourself included) feel it not only necessary but permissible to do these things? Hypocritical, I’m thinking.

          Jesus NEVER told His followers to openly display their faith in Him publicly, and this was even BEFORE it was a death-worthy event! He told them rather to remain silent in public, to go into their closets to pray, to gather privately, “even unto the end of the age”.

          The ONLY vote you or I get is a privileged vote (1 each) given to us as foreign ambassadors on a temporary mission to a foreign land. It is NOT to overthrow a government, reshape the founding documents of that government under threat of violence, or rale against this policy, or that program, or the other occupant of the highest office IN that government. Period.

          Doing so only raises, unnecessarily, the ire of the populace OF that government–against YOU. And, please remember. The ONLY times during his earthly ministry that JESUS EVER showed anger was when someone was talking badly about His Dad!

          You are NOT His Dad, and neither am I. The difference between us seems to be the difficult and hard work I attempt every day to avoid what can so readily, and easily be taken for hypocrisy. As a Chaplain, a Minister, and fellow Christ-Follower, I highly recommend such devotion to such a task for yourself, and for those you would speak for. It only makes life easier, better, and more reasonable for us all.

          • mcdonnal

            Pastor, I humbly apologize for any personal offense taken by you. I am way out of my league. I am but an old retired Cop, with over 38 years of service. I am also a sinner, saved by His Grace. and still a work in progress. I devote much of my retired time to volunteer work in an effort to pay back for my many, many blessings. My only concerns in this matter is not that we should honor and respect the heartfelt religions of others from different cultures but that it seems to me that there is a real and determined effort afoot to undermine and demonize Christians and their beliefs. This is my perception, maybe untrue but worrisome to me. I am far from a “brainiac” but I have the experience of my many years. By the way, I believe that Jesus also displayed not only anger but rage when he found the money lenders and the others profting from the people in His Father’s House. during Passover.

  • Doug

    I’m using last year’s stamps even if they were cancelled.

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  • Cheri’

    It isn’t a religion it was “created” so the African American people would have a holiday to celebrate back in 1966. The history of Kwanzaa, a holiday created in 1966 to bring African-American communities together that includes aspects of various harvest. celebrations.www.history.com/topics/kwanzaa-history‎

    • EliseR

      Much like Christmas was created around the winter solstice celebrations. All holidays are “created” at some point.

      • Cheri’

        I have no issue with the fact it was created. Never have. I have issue with the fact that my religion is being pushed out, made illegal and a crime, & everyone else’s is being allowed to do any darn thing they please any where they please.

        • EliseR

          Your religion isn’t being pushed out, it just has to share with other religions. But isn’t sharing a Christian ideal? You can observe your religion any way you want in your home, as can anyone else. You just don’t have the right to expect everyone to conform to your religion.

          • bonehead41

            Really. Kwanza is not a religion unless of course you pray to fruits and vegetables.
            Why is it celebrated 26 December and not some other day?

          • EliseR

            Probably the same reason that Christmas is celebrated around the time of the winter solstice. People build new holidays around existing ones.

  • Lawman561

    You do know Kwanza is a contrived/created holiday made by a radical black professor because he felt blacks were disenfranchised? Among most people conservative I know, color isn’t ever an issue. As Dr. King so correctly stated, we should judge a man (or woman obviously) by the content of their character not their skin. It is the race baiting left that needs to keep stirring the pot.

  • Boobie_The_Rocket_Dog

    Going back and reading this whole exchange reminds me of a Monty Python skit in their film, Life of Brian, where Eric Idle’s character, Stan, up and decides he wants to be a woman, be called Loretta and have babies. (He can’t have babies, but he has the right to have babies.)

  • andi49erfan

    “National outrage”.. the Gov does not realize how many people are actually fighting for their Christian faith and America’s roots. The media does a great job in silencing Christians.

    • John N Florida

      You need to reread your history. If the Founders had established a Christian theme during the revolt there would not BE an America.

      It was precisely the Secular aspect that allowed ALL to rally to the Revolution. Thomas Jefferson was well enough educated that he could have used the name Jesus in any one of his writings. Ben Franklin’s printing press was certainly capable of printing the name.

      Instead the amorphous (without definition) God and creator were used if and when necessary.

      The WALL of Separation was included for a valid reason. Christianity had caused a Civil War in England and it was still being fought throughout the Island. IT goes on even today in Ireland. The Founders prevented that scenario with the Wall. .