The war on Christmas has made it to the state of Texas. By which I mean that a Christian right group in Texas is trying desperately to raise money by making people afraid of the entirely mythical war on Christmas. My friends at the Texas Freedom Network have the text of an email they sent out:
No student in Texas should fear talking about Christmas at school or exercising their most basic religious liberty rights. Ever!
But sadly over the last few years, we have seen a growing level of hostility and mistreatment of Christmas in the public square and in our schools. Led by secularists, atheists, and taxpayer funded lawyers, and bowing at the altar of political correctness, the attacks on Christmas have increased to unprecedented levels.
Make no mistake — the War on Christmas is a key front in the radical movement to remove all religious expression from the public square. And ground zero for this battle has been public schools across the U.S., including right here in Texas…
You see, the battle in our schools is the battle for the future of Texas. The other side knows if they can remove all religious expression from our schools, they can indoctrinate the future generation of Texans to their worldview that has no place for God.
Really? Is that the best you’ve got? The John Birch Society was doing this 55 years ago and they were able to tie it into the anti-UN conspiracies:
“The UN fanatics launched their assault on Christmas in 1958, but too late to get very far before the holy day was at hand. They are already busy, however, at this very moment, on efforts to poison the 1959 Christmas season with their high-pressure propaganda. What they now want to put over on the American people is simply this: Department stores throughout the country are to utilize UN symbols and emblems as Christmas decorations.”
Which never happened, of course. Just like wingnut dystopia predictions never actually happen. Which just proves the conspiracy all the more.