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Florida Tea Party Candidate Promotes Postage Stamp Conspiracy Theory

Karl Balone could have met the baby Jesus simply by taking a short trip to his local post office himself, but like most Tea Party members, he wouldn’t take the trouble to do a little fact checking. [...]

PROOF that the American Family Association is Against Christmas

Yesterday I learned that the American Family Association has targeted certain corporations for being “Against Christmas.” Apparently, you’re “Marginal on Christmas” if you’re a corporation that “refers to Christmas infrequently, or in a single advertising medium, but not in others.” According to the AFA, a corporation is downright “Against Christmas” if it “may use ‘Christmas’ [...]

The War On Sacrificial Baby Day!

In order to meet the high expectations of Joan Clayton, I propose the following theological holiday greeting: “Happy Sacrificial Baby Day… For lo, a child is born, for no other purpose than to be tortured and executed on a sacrificial crucifix in a weird ceremony of blood that’s supposed to compensate for our own feelings of guilt.” [...]

Tim Wildmon and the AFA Caught Bearing False Witness Again

American Family Association President Tim Wildmon got caught bearing false witness last summer. To make a political point, Wildmon wrote of Barack Obama in 2001 that “in that same radio interview he bemoaned the fact that the Warren Supreme Court ‘never entered into the issues of redistribution of wealth.’” This is a false accusation. The [...]

City Bans Christmas? The Non-War on Christmas

“City Bans Christmas,” an e-mail blast by the American Family Association informs me. “The War on Christmas has already begun.”

No celebrations of Christmas allowed within the borders of a city here in Americaa? Unthinkable! Indefensible! Why…

…wait a minute. My suspicions regarding this claim were raised when I learned that the city in question [...]

Surprise! The War on Christmas Goes Back 67 years to Bing Crosby

Over the past five years, it’s become fashionable among fundamentalist Christians to complain in December that the “War on Christmas” has “stolen” their holiday. Why, people are saying “Happy Holidays” to one another! Isn’t that awful?

Kentucky Post:

I think it’s wonderful! This year we need Christ in Christmas more than ever, no matter how [...]

War on Christmas Just Not a Good Fundraising Tool Anymore

Google searches for “War on Christmas” by year:

The use of the supposed “War on Christmas” as a fundraising meme has only ever been remarkable for three weeks of each December over the past four years, and it’s on the wane. Searches for the term are down 40% this year from the same time [...]

The War On Non-Christmas Heads to Farmville

The “War On Christmas” phrase is really a misnomer. The organized mounting of active complaints when any government or business entity makes anything other than a declaration of “Christmas” is really a War On Non-Christmas, an attempt to push all celebrations but Christian celebrations out of the public sphere.

It’s in this context that an [...]

The Noises of Christmas

Was Christmas night a silent night, or were there a bunch of angels from heaven singing? Which was it? [...]