And the Fox "news" so-called "war on Christmas" continued this Saturday evening on Mike Huckabee's show, with our good buddy HuckaJesus pulling every atheist straw man out of his posterior to pretend that Christians are somehow being oppressed by those evil, liberal heathens who are trying to take their holiday celebrations away from them. Call out the waaaambulance!
Heaven forbid a good Christian like Huckabee would ever come on the air and lie to their viewers, or try to drum up outrage over issues that should not be controversial, but sadly he's got a long history there and not just with Fox and their annual exercise in pretending that this ridiculous "war" on Christianity actually exists.
Last week he was out there carrying water for the NRA on the school shooting at Sandy Hook. Now, just in time for Christmas, we get treated to this nonsense.
HUCKABEE: Now, you know, there's been so much hostility to people celebrating Christmas this year, with lawsuits filed for songs, Christmas trees and nativity scenes by those who say, they're really offended by Christmas, I have to think that in some ways, this is a good thing.
No really. It's a good thing. Open hostility to faith is far better than indifference and people who are anything but indifferent to Christmas are what's around now. You know, when I hear the angry and hostile rantings of those who want any mention of Christmas, or the Christmas season to be eradicated from the public square, I don't hear the voices of people who think Christmas is meaningless and useless.
Because if they thought that, they'd merely be mildly amused that some of us spend so much energy in the acknowledgment, celebration and the meaning of this cherished day. But the reaction is not benign amusement, not even scorn. Most certainly not indifference.
It's angry, venomous and high volume rage. It's as if the opponents of Christmas are afraid the whole story might just be true. Because if they really thought it was a fairy tail and thought like it... the fairy tail they claimed to be, well, they not only would be unmoved by some of our wasting our time, energy and money over it, they'd actually be glad that we expended so much effort on something that was utterly meaningless.
But the degree of hostility toward the Christmas message is a sign of fear. I mean after all, you don't fear a stuffed bear in a museum, but you sure would fear an eight foot tall Grizzly Bear that you met in the woods that was growling just inches from your face.