Americans have been made to feel that mentioning Christmas is offensive. Meanwhile, comedians or pop culture artists (aka rap stars) can be racist, sexist and extremely down right offensive but that's alright. They're artist and just expressing themselves. Let's keep things in perspective. When I say Merry Christmas, let's just assume I am an artist and an individual who is expressing himself. I demand to be accepted for who I am and allow me to practice my Christian beliefs without being made to feel ashamed for it. We fully understand not every one celebrates. We are accepting to those who do not celebrate. I know you don't agree, but I have to share my feelings.