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Dec 11 2012

O’Reilly Blames War on Christmas on Gay People

Bill O’Reilly, certified moral leader for Real Americanstm everywhere, is still flogging the dead horse of the War on Christmas — and now he’s blaming it all on gay people who want abortions, or something. Here’s a conversation he had with Bernard McGuirk and the astonishingly stupid Greg Gutfeld:

MCGUIRK: The war on Christmas is very, very real, and if you ask me, in addition to some grouchy misanthropic heathen atheists it has to do — at the root of it — with two things — abortion and the gay rights agenda, because Christianity is against those things. It’s subtle but that’s why it’s so pronounced in recent years.

O’REILLY: Hundred percent agree. I absolutely agree 100 percent that the diminishment of Christianity is the target and Christmas is the vehicle because the secularists know the opposition to their agenda (legalized drugs is in that as well) comes primarily from the Judeo-Christian traditionalist people.

Gutfeld says it’s not a War on Christmas, it’s a war on fun. Because that’s even more rational.

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  1. 1
    shadowwalkyr

    Gutfeld says it’s not a War on Christmas, it’s a war on fun. Because that’s even more rational.

    Because no-one has more fun than fundamentalist Christians, right?

  2. 2
    Reginald Selkirk

    Off-topic: Bill of Rights monuments on public land

  3. 3
    sceptinurse

    Well, they think they do. It’s “good clean fun” don’t you know.

  4. 4
    raven

    I’m in.

    Managed to finally make contact with my elite War on Xmas commando unit.

    We went out to lunch and then did a truly astonishing amount of shopping. I even bought a tin of Xmas cookies which are now half gone.

    All that is left to do is wander around saying “Happy Holidays” to everyone. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it.

  5. 5
    Stacy

    Wait–we’re against fun? But I thought we were all doing gay sex and abortions and illegal drugs for the fun of them?

    The directives really should have been clearer, Comrades.

  6. 6
    Michael Heath

    shadowwalkyr writes:

    Because no-one has more fun than fundamentalist Christians, right?

    It’s my understanding that they do have one type of fun more than non-ideologues, where they share this with many partisan liberals as well. And that’s a pleasurable shot of dopamine when confronted with inconvenient facts or people they hate outside their tribe. Not by the confrontation, but instead the jolt comes from their reaction, which is their feeling like the avoidance and denial techniques used was successful.

    I first encountered these research findings in Ed’s blog several years ago. One of the several related studies found that Tom Hanks was the one celebrity which didn’t cause such a reaction by the left or the right. The reaction discovered essentially shut-off the reasoning part of the brain (IIRC, pre-frontal cortex) and instead went to a more primitive center which controlled hate and fear (IIRC, the amygdala). The reaction by the basest of these people is frequently a mere ad hominem, which then results in the brief buzz.

    One time in meat-world a Fox News lovin’ Palin/Barton worshiper I know well was going on about foreign policy and Israel. I presented a non-violent carrot and stick approach the U.S. should use, based on any country’s performance relative to human rights. The more the subject country defended human rights, the more carrots they got, the more they violated people’s human rights, the bigger the stick. The person was intrigued, I then noted that was the central theme of Fox News’ most hated liberal, George Soros, in a book he wrote about foreign policy. The person gasped in shock, exclaimed, “He’s an atheist!”, and then a very pleasant smile spread across that person’s face. Argument won! With a cocaine-like high as the spoils!

    Since I read this literature and began to observe this behavior, that forever changed the context within which I evaluate teetotalers by religion voicing the unconscious truth, “I don’t need booze or pot to get high!”.

  7. 7
    fifthdentist

    But Stacy, all that illegal-drug-fueled gay sex followed by unnecessary abortions (because we hate the baby Jeebus) is not REALLY fun. Satan just deludes into thinking we’re enjoying ourselves.
    Now sitting in a church singing boring hymns and then listening to a 30-minute sermon about how evil and depraved you are, that’s some fun.

  8. 8
    maxdwolf

    The irony, it is strong in these three.

  9. 9
    eric

    Managed to finally make contact with my elite War on Xmas commando unit.

    We did most of our Satanic service with the War on Christmas cyberterrorism units. We dispensed enough “Happy Holiday” e-bombs with the click of the mouse to make the great one, MoussoStalhammed, proud.

  10. 10
    speed0spank

    Oh yeah. Attacking one of their favorite holidays and traditions will surely bring more people over to our side of the political aisle! They have caught on to the master strategy! Guess we better assassinate the Easter Bunny on live tv instead?

  11. 11
    slc1

    Re MH @ #6

    Whatever one thinks of Israel, its human rights record is one hell of a lot better then any of its neighbors. Syria anyone?

  12. 12
    scienceavenger

    I WISH there was a war on Christmas, it’s everywhere. It’s starting to eat Thanksgiving and is sneaking in on Halloween. Beautiful trees humiliated with ridiculous adornments. Horrible, horrible music taking over my radio. Millions of people wasting time buying and swapping useless, overpriced crap. And don’t get me started on manger births in the middle of winter.

    There ain’t no war Billo. The only way you could think there was is if you lived on another planet….hmmmm

  13. 13
    Area Man

    “Gutfeld says it’s not a War on Christmas, it’s a war on fun. Because that’s even more rational.”

    And nothing spells fun like three old white guys on the TV angrily denouncing imaginary bad people during the holiday season as part of a self-described “war” they claim to be fighting each and every year.

  14. 14
    Sastra

    Do O’Reilly and friends really think that when it comes down to a fight between Jesus and Santa Claus, the atheist, gay, and pro-choice communities aren’t going to put all their money on Santa?

    You bet we are. Ho ho ho.

  15. 15
    Tobinius

    heathen atheists

    I guess he must be referring to the non-muslim atheists among us.

  16. 16
    holytape

    What could be more fun than once a year reminding children that no matter what they do they will not be good enough in the eyes of God and that they deserve to be punished and tortured forever and ever. And that their sins are the reason that little baby Jesus grows up to be tortured and killed.

  17. 17
    d.c.wilson

    Nothing is more ironic that O’Reilly discussing how grouchy other people are.

  18. 18
    Trickster Goddess

    How ironic that one of the guests is the author of a book about “whiners and fake outrage”.

  19. 19
    timgueguen

    You guys can have the War on Christmas. I’ll take the War on “Little Drummer Boy.” What an annoying song.

  20. 20
    WMDKitty -- Survivor

    I don’t mind Christmas… it’s just the music and the commercials I can’t stand.

    @timgueguen — Try “Little Rare Book Room” instead?

  21. 21
    d.c.wilson

    Can we declare war on “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer”? I hate those songs.

  22. 22
    Stacy

    d.c.wilson, you will have those songs when you pull my “Billboard Greatest Christmas Hits” cds from my cold, dead hands. And keep your paws off “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” as well. Heathen.

  23. 23
    martinc

    Definitely a name to conjure with, that one … why be heart-broken when you can be Gutfeld?

  24. 24
    lofgren

    The war for Christmas perfectly epitomizes everything that is wrong with the Right wing in America today. If you described the situation to somebody from another country who was vaguely familiar with American politics but who paid no attention to the details, they would think you were making it up in order to make the opposition look silly. Anybody who honestly believes they are fighting in a war on Christmas might as well be wearing a clown nose.

  25. 25
    gmoney

    Christmas is actually a war on solstice celebrations. Xtians co-opted pagan festivals to propagate their world view in what amounts to a power grab.
    “Keep the Sol in Solstice!”
    “The axial tilt is the reason for the season!”

  26. 26
    JT Eberhard

    Christina Stephens, from my blog, listens to FOX News Radio all the time. I don’t know how she does it.

    Also, playing four-handed hold ‘em here at the house last night, my first six hands were…

    1. AA (flop came A 7 7)
    2. AQ
    3. AJs
    4. AQs (flop came Q 9 4 rainbow)
    5. JTs
    6. 99

    And nobody else caught any cards. I sure won a bunch of blinds though.

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