Two years ago, Florida Tea Party activists were working themselves up into conniptions with the belief that “United States Postal Service—- Has Taken Lord Jesus Christ and Merry Christmas………………………………..OUT OF CHRISTMAS.” The Tea Partiers were spreading an idea that had become viral among the members of the gullible community nationwide: There were going to be […]
The American Family Association is at it again, whipping up its latest sales pitch religious objection to various companies around America that it says “hate Christ” and are part of a “War on Christmas”:
“With the goal of keeping Christ in Christmas, AFA has reviewed the websites, media advertising and in-store signage of the top […]
The American Family Association, a media company that uses Christian branding to sell its products a fundamentalist Christian organization, has declared a boycott against PetSmart this holiday season. Why?
“AFA is calling for a limited one-month boycott of PetSmart over the company’s censorship of the word “Christmas.” For years, PetSmart has refused to use the […]
Victoria’s Secret heavily promotes Christmas, but the men at the American Family Association want to see more women in skimpy outfits with Christmas themes. Why don’t they just ask nicely, rather than blabbering on about a “War On Christmas”? […]
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. […]
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’ […]
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.” […]
“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 […]
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?
I think it’s wonderful! This year we need Christ in Christmas more than ever, no matter how […]
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 […]