Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma has vowed for the second straight year not to march in a Tulsa parade because organizers are calling it a “holiday” event as opposed to a “Christmas” one.
“Last year, the forces of political correctness removed the word ‘Christmas’ and replaced it with ‘Holiday’ instead,” he said, according to the Tulsa World. “I am deeply saddened and disappointed by this change.”
Inhofe, the former Tulsa mayor, is upset that the parade has been dubbed the “Holiday Parade of Lights,” stating that he is “not going to ride in a Christmas parade that doesn’t recognize Christmas.” Conservatives have complained over the years about what they see as a “war on Christmas” that they suggest has meant the playing down of the Christian nature of the holiday season.
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