Recently, former Miss America and Christian warrior queen Gretchen Carlson did an interview on a radio program for "moms." In addition to talking about her role as a mom, Gretch also discussed the importance of her Christian faith which, she admitted, she frequently mentions on Fox News. But it gets better. Gretch informed her audience that she got her role on Bill O'Reilly's show because she was "incensed" over Nativity scene controversies that forced her drive her children by holiday displays where Baby Jesus has only a small place among other holiday imagery including the atheist tree and the Festivus pole. And that brought her to the attention of Bill O'Reilly who brought her on his show where they talked ad-nauseum "extensively" about this. The rest is history. Who knew!
Gretch's claim that "she's not against any other religion celebrating what they believe in" is laughable when one considers that she gets pissed when schools with non-Christian kids, such as Sikh's, don't get all Christmasy. She said she got offended when, on Christmas Day, "we had to celebrate a fake holiday" and claimed that those who celebrate Festivus went to town halls to demand that they put up the their own symbol. When discussing how she frequently alludes to her faith on Fox, she expressed the belief that "people in the media" feel that it's politically incorrect to "talk about being a Christian" and that "we need to talk more about it than less." (Right, those in the media should use their shows to pimp Christianity just like they do on Fox & Friends.)
As the SNL "church lady" would say, "isn't it special" that devout Christians Bill O'Reilly and Gretchen Carlson bonded over the bogus and rather un-Christian fulminations over the Fox promoted bogus "war on Christmas."
And BT, Gretch, bubula, the Festivus thing was satire. And thanks to your and Bill O'Reilly's righteous Christian outrage, vented on national TV, Washington state workers had to take time out of their busy day to deal with all the harassing phone calls. The baby Jesus must have been so happy.
Seems like only yesterday that is was War on Family Values season!
I’d then pick them up a few days later and ask them how they enjoyed their Christmas “vacation” among other “true believers.” Find out how they fared putting up a nativity scene. Find out what the church did to celebrate Christmas.
Seeing the sheer terror of how they—this group of good Faux Christmas Warriors—were left in tears after being denounced as Papists and being punished for being the “wrong” type of Christians would fill me with such glee. (Then, of course, being able to hijack the FoxNoise Network a day or two later with video footage of how these “warriors” saw what life was really like for the non-Puritans and how closely it parallels FoxNoise’s treatment of “the other” would be so much more fun.)
Rupert Murdoch pays me millions of dollars every year to be a victimized Christian and the money does help but I do miss a real White Christmas.