President Obama signed an executive order Monday barring federal contractors from discriminating against the Muslim community by erecting "offensive religious displays" on Federal Property including nativity manger scenes.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced announced the order in conjunction with a package of gun control measures designed to curtail the recent trend of holiday violence.
"There are things we can do",Earnest told Fox News,"The President is determined to keep everyone safe during the Holiday season and the removal of imagery that some consider offensive or hate speech is a good first step."
The Obamas have reportedly decided against any religious themed holiday displays at the White House since the First Lady thinks they are creepy.
Juggalos For Allah,a Muslim activist group,applauded the decision saying this would go far to diffuse anger towards Christians usually felt by Muslims as we near the Christmas Holiday said Moe Lester,group spokesman.
"Yeah,this is good.",Lester said,"It's just not fair Christians have all these holidays and we don't.Gives us the mads and stuff."
Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee didn’t miss the opportunity to comment.
“It should come as no big surprise that [President Obama] and his wife would like to neuter Christmas in America,” said Huckabee. “That’s their natural step to Sharia Law — to ban the public display of Christian symbols. Have any doubts? Last year, Georgetown University was ordered to put a drape over a Jesus statue as a condition of the president speaking there.If Jesus was gay I bet the President wouldn't mind."
Last month, National Security Adviser Susan Rice told a gathering at the White House Forum on Muslim Human Rights that it was their responsibility to sway theological thinking on the Christmas issue.
“For the faith community, how can we reinforce to religious groups that God loves all the children of his creation equally?” she asked the crowd.
“Change will come,” she went on to say. “It’s already coming.”
Indeed, it has. And it appears the president has decided to “reinforce” the government’s theology on Christians by using his pen and phone.