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Wingnuts: We Must Celebrate Christmas Because ‘Pluralism’

With the House having done virtually nothing but take useless votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a group of wingnuts in that chamber finally found something important to do: Adopt a non-binding resolution in favor of Christmas. Next they’ll be adopting a resolution in favor of kind grandmothers. But this is important, don’t you know, because of the “war on Christmas.”

“H.R. 448 is a bipartisan resolution to protect Christmas,” Lamborn explained. “It says that we should, as a country, protect the symbols and traditions of Christmas and not put up with any attempts to ban the symbols and traditions of Christmas.”

According to Fox News, Lamborn’s bill would protect Nativity scenes and singing Christmas carols in public places. It would also ensure that people have the ability to say the word “Christmas.”

“There is a vocal minority that is offended at the rest of us who want to celebrate Christmas,” Lamborn opined. “Just because someone is offended doesn’t mean that they can shut down the religious celebration or acknowledgement of every other American. Then that tramples on the rights of those Americans.”

“I am encouraged and inspired by all faith traditions,” the Colorado Republican added. “If someone says to me Happy Hanukkah or something like that, I apply that to my own religion. I’m not offended by that person’s acknowledgement of their religion. And so, we live in a pluralistic society.”

“We need to have more tolerance of the diversity and pluralism of our society.”

Oh yes, of course. That’s why the resolution only “protects” the celebration of Christmas, because of pluralism and diversity. And by “bipartisan” they mean that they found two politically motivated Democrats from very conservative states to put their names on it. Glad they’re doing something productive.

Comments

  1. Cuttlefish says

    The third bit of that bill:

    (3)expresses support for the use of these symbols and traditions by those who celebrate Christmas.

    is that intended to imply that those who do not celebrate Christmas should not use these symbols?

  2. John Pieret says

    We need to have more tolerance of the diversity and pluralism of our society

    Any day now he’ll be introducing a resolution to celebrate Eid Al-Adha by sacrificing a goat* on the White House lawn in the name of pluralism.

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    * Hey! It’s in honor of the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his young first-born son Ishmael (Ismail) as an act of submission to God’s command and, therefore, is a two-fer!

  3. Chiroptera says

    It is indeed a sad state of affairs when Christmas itself is in such imminent danger that only a non-binding resolution is sufficient to protect it.

  4. eamick says

    It’s not exactly encouraging when the guy who introduced the bill can’t get its name right; it’s H.Res. 448, not H.R. 448. And if this war on Christmas is so dangerous, why isn’t this a concurrent resolution? Doesn’t he want his colleagues in the Senate to weigh in as well? Expose the Democrat majority in the other house as the atheist Commie bastards I’m sure he thinks they are. *eyeroll*

  5. dingojack says

    Meanwhile in the near future:
    “H.R. [449] is a bipartisan resolution to protect Christmas Mom & Apple Pie,” Lamborn explained. “It says that we should, as a country, protect the symbols and traditions of Christmas Mom & Apple Pie and not put up with any attempts to ban the symbols and traditions of Christmas Mom & Apple Pie.”
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    Dingo

  6. shouldbeworking says

    Because those who follow the Orthodox version of Christianity have yet celebrate, Xmas does last for more than a month.

  7. bushrat says

    Damn, another setback in the War on Christmas. We may have lost the Battle of Pointless Legislation, but we’ll be back Lamborn, we’ll be back.

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