Sunday, December 21, 2014
The War on Christmas is Over Somebody Tell Nina Grewal
Well I know it may be hard to believe, but it seems like that old Con favourite, the imaginary War on Christmas, is finally over.
The Fox News nutbar Bill O'Reilly has declared victory. Again.
"I won the 'War on Christmas!'" he said. "I've been doing this for about 10 years and this is the only year we have not had a store that commanded its employees not to say 'Merry Christmas.'" "It's over, we won," he proclaimed.
And this time he may actually be right.
Kirk Cameron can breathe easy: the War on Christmas is over. Jesus won. That's the implication of a new Pew Research Center survey that finds nearly three-quarters of Americans -- 73 percent -- believe that Jesus was literally born to a virgin.
In addition, 81 percent say Jesus was laid in a manger, 75 percent say that the three wise men brought him gifts of frankincense, gold and myrrh, and 74 percent say that his birth was announced by an angel to the shepherds.
In all, Pew reports that 65 percent of Americans believe all four key elements of the Christmas story are to be taken literally. This is more than the percentage who express confidence in evolution, global warming, or the efficacy of vaccines.
Which is somewhat alarming, and definitely makes me feel good about being an atheist eh?
But not as alarming as the hapless Con MP Nina Grewal rambling and raving the other day, in her self-styled role as a champion of diversity and religious tolerance.
Blaming imaginary political correctness for...wait for it... the imaginary War on Christmas...
Gawd. Doesn't she know it's OVER? Doesn't she know ANYTHING?
And since she opposed the equality of LGBT people, and delivered this foul speech during the gay marriage debate.
Extending legal recognition to same sex marriage has absolutely nothing to do with the Charter of Rights. It has everything to do with debasing or diluting the traditional values of a sacred religious sacrament or covenant. The debate is about family values, religious institutions, family units and procreation.
She's hardly a champion of diversity and religious tolerance.
As for my position in this imaginary debate it's absolutely CLEAR. I will call it by whatever name makes people happy.
Just like I will celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, Eid, or any other religious holiday. As long as I don't have to pray to an imaginary god, my friends are at the party, and the food is good.
And in that regard, all I can say is Christmas, Christmas, what would we do without it?
As for Nina Grewal, she should know that for many LGBT people, who have been rejected by their families, Christmas can be a sad time. Made worse by the bigotry of people like her, and this new Con judge.
But we celebrate it anyway...
And this year we'll wear bells on our feet, just for Nina.
Finally, as you know, I DO believe in Santa Claus.
And this year I asked him for something special eh?
The end of this filthy bigoted tea bagger Con regime.
And the biggest turkey EVER...
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