Merry War on Christmas, everybody!
Anger drives ratings, as Fox News is well aware. And that’s why they created the War on Christmas. Those poor Christians, being attacked and persecuted and treated terribly — how terrible it must be to be a discriminated against majority.
Every example Fox News gives for a “War on Christmas” always boils down to something like “They won’t let us force kids to sing our religious songs!” or “They say ‘Happy Holidays’ which acknowledges that not everyone is a Christian and therefore they are attacking us!” or “They are refusing to allow us to use taxpayer dollars for a religious display.”
So for four years now, I have challenged anyone to give me an example of a real “attack on Christmas,” because every one of these examples is, in reality, fought in defense. You wouldn’t even hear about them if these particular Christians weren’t trying to require everyone to obey their beliefs.
There are some Christians who apparently are so self-centered that if you say something like, “I respect your beliefs even though I do not share them and sincerely hope you have a happy holidays,” they are convinced that you are out to take away their rights.
So find me one example of anyone trying to prevent people from celebrating a religious Christmas. Just one.
I have a feeling I know what the result will once again be.
(And yes, of course, just to clarify: #notallChristians)
I think I’ll just start saying Happy Hannukah to everyone !
I remember a few years ago, my hometown (Fort Collins CO) became one of the fronts in the War On Christmas. It seems that, according to one of the talk radio outrage factories, my town had refused to put up a Christmas tree in its traditional spot downtown. “THE OUTRAGE! HOW DARE THEY! THEY WANT TO DESTROY CHRISTMAS! WHAT’S NEXT, JAILING CHRISTIANS???”
Yeah, those of us who live here knew the town square was under repair. It was all torn up. They were replacing broken water pipes, and at the same time were modernizing and redecorating the square. They couldn’t have put the tree up there, so instead, they put it about a half a block away, in front of the town museum. But you never heard any of that from the outrage factory. “War On Christmas,” indeed.