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Anti-Christian White Wine: Faith Groups Say Christmas Charity CD is Disrespectful

Tim Minchin

Tim Minchin singing White Wine in the Sun

Freaked out by churches but enjoy Christmas traditions anyway?  Tim Minchin's White Wine in the Sun is a sentimental song about the holiday that many non-believers can relate to — and that many of the faithful find offensive.

The song was included in a Christmas music CD that is being sold for charity and benefiting the Salvation Army in Australia.  The Spirit of Christmas CD, which includes songs by Australian stars including Christine Anu, Gabriella Cilmi and The Veronicas, is in its 17th year and has raised more than $6.3 million for charity.

The Herald Sun reports that faith and family groups are  angry that White Wine was included in the CD because with lyrics such as "I'm not expecting a visit from Jesus," the CD is disrespectful and a sick joke.

About D. Beeksma

One of the growing crowd of American "nones" herself, Deborah is a prolific writer who finds religion, spirituality and the impact of belief (and non-belief) on culture inspiring, fascinating and at times, disturbing. She hosts the God Discussion show and handles the site's technical work. Her education and background is in business, ecommerce and law.
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