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Activist Woke Re-Write Of Beloved Christmas Carol Gets Fishslapped By ArchBishop


Those who have a vision and something to build are very different from those who just want to take control of something that already exists.

It’s the difference between the builder and the cultural arsonist. Or a parasite and it’s host.

Secular colonialists have marched through many of the institutions that built the West into the go-to destination to which refugees around the world flee for relief of what ails them where they are. Some flee war. Others, persecution. Still others run to the West looking for a fresh start and an opportunity to climb out of class-based crushing poverty in a system not weighed down by corruption.

But the cultural Marxists only see what they hate about it, and are hellbent on taking over and refashioning the West in their own image. That, and forcing their ever-shifting version of morality down everyone’s throats.

One archbishop, seeing their hijacking of a beloved Christmas carol, had enough and said something about it.

The carol in question was the old favorite, ‘God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen’, and it is a song about Christ’s role in coming to the planet so he could reconcile rebellious and sinful humanity to a loving and generous God, and take on his own self the wrath that sin had provoked.

The cultural arsonists decided that their worship of sexual oddities needed to replace the worship of Christ in this song, and they modified the lyrics to suit their amoral priorities.

The amended U.S. version, written by Jeffrey Wilsor and used by the progressive Hollywood United Methodist Church, retains only the first two lines of the original song, which dates back to 17th-century England. –FoxNews

In an apparent ode to the LGBTQ+ community, the alternate version of the Christmas carol sang: “God rest you queer and questioning, your anxious hearts be still.
“Believe that you are deeply known, and part of God’s good will.
“For all to live as one in peace, the global dream fulfilled.” — Express Uk

And so on and soforth.

From Hollywood United Methodist’s website: “We believe that God calls us to actively build the kingdom of God on earth, that being Christian requires us to work for social justice.”

Social Justice. Funny how neatly their vision of the Kingdom of God lines up with our own hedonistic culture, eh? I wonder if there is anything in scripture warning us about ‘frienship with the world’?

The rewrite was picked up and sung by All Saints with Holy Trinity church choir in Loughborough University.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster was not among those who welcomed the updated version. He pushed back against the social justice motives of the rewrite.

“I think what Christmas does, and many other moments, it tells us the importance of ritual,” Nichols told Times Radio. “Ritual helps us to step outside of our own little bubble and connect with something we have received, inherited and that we hope to pass on.
“Those values are the continuation of musical repertoire, of the ability to sing together, of looking at the rituals that have been fashioned over centuries. Those are probably for me more important than particular sensitivities which come and go.”
— FoxNews

Even suggesting there is such a thing as ‘particular sensitivities that come and go’ passes for radical opposition to the Rainbow lobby these days, so congrats on taking a stand.

Yeah, there’s that reason to object.

We might add that the dropping the worship of Christ who came to ‘save us from Satan’s power when we were gone astray’ so they could make room for an idolatrous ode to sexual libertinism might be another reason not to embrace that song. Just sayin’.

You know, for those of us who still actually think the ‘Christ’ in Chrismas is actually important and all. To cleanse the palate, and celebrate the season, here is how it’s supposed to be sung…

With the original lyrics here:

God rest ye merry, gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember, Christ, our Saviour
Was born on Christmas day
To save us all from Satan’s power
When we were gone astray
O tidings of comfort and joy
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

In Bethlehem, in Israel
This blessed Babe was born
And laid within a manger
Upon this blessed morn
The which His Mother Mary
Did nothing take in scorn
O tidings of comfort and joy
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy
From God our Heavenly Father
A blessed Angel came
And unto certain Shepherds
Brought tidings of the same
How that in Bethlehem was born
The Son of God by Name
O tidings of comfort and joy
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

“Fear not then”, said the Angel
“Let nothing you affright
This day is born a Saviour
Of a pure Virgin bright
To free all those who trust in Him
From Satan’s power and might”
O tidings of comfort and joy
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

The shepherds at those tidings
Rejoiced much in mind
And left their flocks a-feeding
In tempest, storm and wind
And went to Bethlehem straightway
The Son of God to find
O tidings of comfort and joy
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

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