H.Res. 847 (110th): Recognizing the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith.

110th Congress, 2007–2009. Text as of Dec 11, 2007 (Passed the House (Engrossed)).

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IV

110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. RES. 847

In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

December 11, 2007

RESOLUTION

Recognizing the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith.

Whereas Christmas, a holiday of great significance to Americans and many other cultures and nationalities, is celebrated annually by Christians throughout the United States and the world;

Whereas there are approximately 225,000,000 Christians in the United States, making Christianity the religion of over three-fourths of the American population;

Whereas there are approximately 2,000,000,000 Christians throughout the world, making Christianity the largest religion in the world and the religion of about one-third of the world population;

Whereas Christians and Christianity have contributed greatly to the development of western civilization;

Whereas the United States, being founded as a constitutional republic in the traditions of western civilization, finds much in its history that points observers back to its Judeo-Christian roots;

Whereas on December 25 of each calendar year, American Christians observe Christmas, the holiday celebrating the birth of their savior, Jesus Christ;

Whereas for Christians, Christmas is celebrated as a recognition of God’s redemption, mercy, and Grace; and

Whereas many Christians and non-Christians throughout the United States and the rest of the world, celebrate Christmas as a time to serve others: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives—

(1)

recognizes the Christian faith as one of the great religions of the world;

(2)

expresses continued support for Christians in the United States and worldwide;

(3)

acknowledges the international religious and historical importance of Christmas and the Christian faith;

(4)

acknowledges and supports the role played by Christians and Christianity in the founding of the United States and in the formation of the western civilization;

(5)

rejects bigotry and persecution directed against Christians, both in the United States and worldwide; and

(6)

expresses its deepest respect to American Christians and Christians throughout the world.

Lorraine C. Miller,

Clerk.