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 …
Category Archive: War on Christmas
Dec 27 2013
Rep. Randy Forbes (R-eally Right Wing) submitted a bill today to build a memorial in Washington, DC to those who bravely lost their lives in the War on Christmas. The memorial, which will be in the shape of a duck, will also include the Tomb of the Unknown Culture Warrior.
Dec 23 2013
Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association, for whom the mythical “war on Christmas” is nothing more than a marketing slogan designed to sell Jesus junk, says that this non-existent “war” is just a precursor to the dystopic wet dream of every wingnut, the persecution of Christians.
Dec 22 2013
Dan Savage bought Sarah Palin’s book weeks ago but lacked the gumption to actually read it until just a few days ago, when he decided to live blog his progress in between baking batches of cookies. The results are predictably hilarious. This passage made me laugh out loud:
Dec 21 2013
Bill O’Reilly rants endlessly about the entirely fictional “war on Christmas” and hammers anyone who says “happy holidays” instead of “merry Christmas.” Which makes it all the more hilarious that Fox News runs promos saying “happy holidays” immediately after one of his ignorant rants on the subject.
Dec 17 2013
All this bullshit you hear about the entirely fictional “war on Christmas” appears to be little more than a marketing campaign for useless products (in the Christian bookseller business they call this stuff “Jesus junk”). The Worldnetdaily wants you to buy a “Merry Christmas” bracelet.
Dec 13 2013
Just as they did in 2012, the Worldnetdaily is trying to have it both ways on Christmas. On the one hand, they print all these articles about the alleged “war on Christmas.” On the other hand, they put up videos declaring that Christmas is a pagan holiday. Their latest says that December 25 is actually …
Dec 11 2013
Sandy Rios and Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association went on the radio to talk about the “war on Christmas” and Rios declared that “This is exactly what Hitler did in Nazi Germany.” Oh, and Russia and China and North Korea too. Because that’s totally reasonable.
Dec 06 2013
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 …
Jul 18 2013
Ralph Reed of the Faith and Freedom Coalition did a quick interview with Sarah Palin about her upcoming book on the totally mythical “war on Christmas.” And she actually claims that it will be a great book because she’s from Alaska and therefore are “near the North Pole and have access to Santa Claus.” A …
Jun 20 2013
Sarah Palin took the opportunity of her first appearance on Fox News since behind re-signed as a contributor to announce that she is working on a new book about the entirely fictitious “war on Christmas.” I’m sure it will be filled with lameass cliches and platitudes like these:
Mar 29 2013
From the people who brought you the widely acclaimed War on Christmas, it’s the War on Easter. Apparently, we “godless liberals” are waging a war we didn’t even know we were in. And Mychal Massie, one of the Worldnutdaily’s columnists, throws lots of absurd rhetoric and ahistorical claims at it:
Mar 27 2013
The Supreme Court has said that, when it comes to nativity scenes, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny are secular symbols that dilute the message of Christianity. To Bill O’Reilly, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny are the only things standing between secular progressives and their evil agenda.
Mar 16 2013
Sarah Palin has signed a deal to write — or to put her name on something someone else wrote — a book about Christmas. And from the description of the book and a statement issued by Palin through the publisher, I’m sure it will be every bit as vapid as one would expect.
Dec 28 2012
The Daily Currant, an Onion-style parody site, has an amusing article about Bill O’Reilly allegedly losing it with an in-store Santa Claus at Macy’s after the fake Christmas icon wished him a “happy holidays” instead of a “merry Christmas.” This doesn’t seem too farfetched: