Christianity is still the majority religion in the US. But not content with majority status, there are some Christians who want to make America more Christian by proselytizing in the military and trying to get prayer and creationism into the public schools. They also want to roll back LGBT rights because equal protection is offensive to Jesus and his pals. When those concerned about church/state violations push back, these folks howl with indignation about how their constitutional rights are being violated. But when those who aren't down with Jesus publicly express their beliefs, it becomes a big f**king deal that is made into an even bigger deal on Fox & Friends, the home for those Christians who think that there is a vast atheist conspiracy against them. Part of that conspiracy seems to be a totally harmless atheist sign in Times Square. But for creationist museum head (Adam and Eve where white!) Ken Ham, this sign is part of an atheist take-over of the country. Got paranoia?!
This morning, Jesus BFF Elisabeth Hasselbeck (check out her Greenwich CT.crib) immediately framed the persecuted Christian message: "It wouldn't be Christmas without somebody complaining about Christ. The latest attack right here in NY City where atheist put up this billboard. It asks "who needs Christ during Christmas, nobody." (It wouldn't be Christmas without Fox News' bogus "war on Christmas!) Hasselbeck didn't bother to explain the context of the message which is that you can celebrate Christmas without, OMG, Jesus.
The chyron stated, as Fox FACT, that "Atheists Attack Christmas, Billboard Claims Nobody Needs Christ" as Hasselbeck introduced her guest, the creationist Ken Ham. He immediately stated, as fact, that "the atheists, who are a very small minority in the population, have been trying to impose their religion of atheism on the culture now for quite a while, you know, getting Bible prayer out of schools, Christian symbols out of public places." Naturally, neither Ham nor Hasselbeck noted that all these attempts to impose Christianity where it doesn't belong have been ruled unconstitutional by a number of US courts." He whined about past "aggressive" atheist billboards. Hasselbeck said "sure" when Ham encouraged Christians to "take on the atheists" by proclaiming the Christian "message of hope" which is counter to the "hopelessness" of the atheist message. Hasselbeck said "sure" when Ham accused atheists of "attacking" Christianity.
The discussion turned to a creationist billboard which, according to Hasselbeck, gives atheists "a taste of their own medicine" by proclaiming - oh, zing - "to all our atheist friends, thank God you're wrong." Ham said that we should be friends because - wait for it - "we all go back to Adam." (Uh, no Ken, we all go back to unnamed hominids) He asserted that while they're not attacking atheists, they want them to know that "there is a God who created you [6,000 years ago] and that you are sinners as are all of us but God sent his son...and that's what Christmas is all about." He continued to preach the Christian message of the "free gift" of salvation which, according to Ham, is why we exchange Christmas gifts. Hasselbeck said "sure."
In citing a poll in which a majority said that Christmas should be more about Jesus than Santa, Elisabeth claimed that people "seem to be with" Ham and "happy to be kind and let everyone worship as they may." (Uh, excuse me, the "War on Christmas," that declares that everybody must observe a Christian Christmas is anything but kind!) Ham whine about the minority of atheists who "are having such say in our culture in imposing their anti-God religion." I'm sure that if Fox & Friends have any Jewish or other non-Christian viewers, they would have been thrilled by Ham's statement that "the Bible says you're either for Christ or against." He reiterated that atheists are "trying to impose their anti-God religion and we need to stand up against that." Hasselbeck thanked him for "standing up for your faith."
That atheists are "imposing" their beliefs is a reality only on Fox News because, like Fox's bogus "war on Christmas," this is just another concoction from the fevered mind of the paranoid religious right which enables Fox News to attack "the other." And this from a creationist? Jesus, never mind paranoia, let's talk stupidity!
You seem ignorant of the origins of the 25th of December as well as what christianity has added. Almost everything about christmas, as celebrated today, is secular. The winter solstice is what christians have pirated and tried to claim as “theirs”. They have of course failed just like you. I encourage you to celebrate the winter solstice however you like, but please stop embarrassing yourself acting as if “christ” wasn’t added to the winter solstice not the other way around.
Nixon trainee Ailes hired this broad. The worst mistake he’s ever made-again. He needs to retire and let someone with broadcasting skills take over.
Hannocchio the RINO has a serious infatuation with this bleached blonde creature. He promotes her show every chance he gets, and on occasion appears as a guest on the curvy couch. He probably dreams about her day and night. Annie must be jealous.
Joe, the Fox “News” frauds have the option to use a personal driver to take them to this hideous skyscraper. The Nixon trainee uses a personal driver to take him around NYC.
A little secret: When the frauds are covering major political events like conventions and debates, a personal driver takes them from their high-end hotels to the event. They use environmental-friendly SUVs. Go figure.
NOTE TO FOX “NEWS” SUITS
Please replace Lizzy with someone with intelligence.
Pigs like dizzy lizzy are the reason more people are laughing and then dismissing the poor poor ever the victim christians.
Could I have bumped into Hasselbeck? On the sidewalks with her (surely) bratty kids? Every time I go out, it’s always a battle, dealing with double-wide prams, kamikaze delivery boys riding on the sidewalks, and hundreds of 20-30 somethings (mostly women) with their heads down walking while texting (hint — shout “HEADS UP!” just before they crash into you).
Nah… she probably rode in cabs or private cars all the time.
I’m surprised she would have moved to this neighborhood. Yes, the building is an overpriced condo, but most of the ordinary people nearby are whatcha might call “progressive libruls.”