Friday, October 21, 2005

Kill Santa: Liberals Begin Waging the War on Christmas Early This Year

Time, it does fly. With the air getting colder by the minute, it’s time to start thinking of Christmas and just what we liberals can do to tear down Christmas. I know what you’re saying to yourself: last year I tore down several nativities on my own, but I’m only one person, I can only do so much. Crimnos, how on Earth do I become the embodiment of the Grinch?

I’ll tell you, folks. The first step is to hate anything and everything Christian starting at least at Samhain and preferably sometime around the Autumn Equinox; after all, I find orange to be such a calming color when aiming for eternal damnation. Second, make sure you oppress every Christian you run into on at least an hourly basis. After all, how will they learn their place if you don’t teach them?

But it’s not easy work. Oh, no. To quote O'Reilly "To fight every single day of my life, which is literally what I do in this culture war, this intense battle, it just sucks the energy out of you."

He’s so right. I’m still worn out from last year, when I closed down at least five living nativities and TPed several lawn Christmas trees.

Oh, and for you people with no sense of humor: Yes, that was sarcasm.

O’Reilly is right about one thing: it is draining. I really am still beat from last season, with the overblown stories, the whiny persecution complex, and the twisting of facts. As a non-Christian liberal, I have absolutely no problem with Christmas (in fact, it’s my favorite time of year), and I don’t even mind it as a public holiday, so I’m a little tired of being told that I have some secret agenda to ban the “Sacred Holiday”. I do think that room should be made for those of other faiths, but that seems like such a small thing to ask that this damn persecution complex seems like overwrought theater to make people feel better about ignoring other peoples’ beliefs.

Also, I think there’s something else at work here, and it’s this stupid culture war. I mean, some people really seem to see this as a war on Christmas, a subset of their culture war.

Anyway, who better to speak for the oppressed Christians, than Mr. 5 in the noggin, John Gibson. He has a new book out, and it looks like last year’s attack on those attacking Christmas is going to return again this year. Excuse me while I ready my barf bag.

The War on Christmas : How the Liberal Plot to Ban the Sacred Christian Holiday Is Worse Than You Thought (Hardcover)

Yes, Virginia, there is a war on Christmas. It’s the secularization of America’s favorite holiday and the ever-stronger push toward a neutered "holiday" season so that non-Christians won’t be even the slightest bit offended.

Traditionalists get upset when they’re told—more and more these days—that celebrating Christmas in any public way is a violation of church and state separation. That is certainly not what the founders intended when they wrote, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

John Gibson, a popular anchor for the Fox News Channel, has been digging up evidence about the liberal activists, lawyers, politicians, educators, and media people who are leading the war on Christmas. And he reveals that the situation is worse than you can imagine. For instance:

• In Illinois, state government workers were forbidden from saying the words "Merry Christmas" while at work • In Rhode Island, local officials banned Christians from participating in a public project to decorate the lawn of City Hall • A New Jersey school banned even instrumental versions of traditional Christmas carols • Arizona school officials ruled it unconstitutional for a student to make any reference to the religious history of Christmas in a class project

Millions of Americans are starting to fight back against the secularist forces and against local officials who would rather surrender than be seen as politically incorrect. Gibson shows readers how they can help save Christmas from being twisted beyond recognition, with even the slightest reference to Jesus completely disappearing.

The annual debate will be hotter than ever in 2005, and this book will be perfect for everyone who’s pro-Christmas.

Posted by crimnos @ 8:49 AM

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I caught his interview with Gibson last night and was absolutely appalled that they aren't even trying to hide their agenda's anymore. A news anchor (Gibson) is supposed to be impartial, and here he is going off on a rant about Liberals (I guess all liberals are not Christian) trying to destroy Christmas.

Posted by Blogger Jessica @ 9:22 AM #
 

I know, I'm so sick of this crap...and I really hate that people eat this up, as if it were Gospel (heh). I'm tired of being considered an "exception" - we're all "exceptions", dammit, we're people, not stereotypes.

Posted by Blogger crimnos @ 10:04 AM #
 

John Gibson is one of the worst of the "flame-throwers" on the right.

He is a hater.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

I love how they always ignore the first part of that statement. This famous statement (to me) means finding a balance between government and religion.

I too don't have a problem with xmas. I am a Buddhist but I certainly am not actively trying to thwart Christmas!! This is a non-starter, inflammatory arguement that the right trots out ever damn year.

Also, I find it humerous that most Christians actually believe that they are persecuted like a minority!! Try being Buddhist in Christian America!

From time to time, I get comments on my Buddhist blog from zealous Xtians who show up out of the blue and quote Bible scripture on how I am going to hell because I do not believe Christ was the "Savior of the world.

Pfht.

Posted by Blogger james @ 1:51 PM #
 

"Also, I find it humerous that most Christians actually believe that they are persecuted like a minority!!"

No kidding, James. This is a trite example, but try finding a store open on Easter. Me thinks they do protest too much.

Good point, Jess; I know many liberals who are Christian, and are getting just a tad tired of their religion being co-opted by a few people who seek power.

Now, I have GOT to get my hands on a copy of this book; I have a feeling it's going to be hysterical. :)

Posted by Blogger alice_pants @ 2:29 PM #
 
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