After viewing Jesus BFF Mike Huckabee's not so inspirational Christmas message which, like his follow-up to his Newtown-was-caused-by-godless-Americans comment, was really an attack on godless Americans, there should be no question as to why more and more Americans are losing their religion! Rather than follow the supposedly Christian admonition to "turn the other cheek," minister Huckabee used his Fox News platform to further the Fox News war on Christmas by whining about and disparaging those whose alleged Christmas hatred is really, according to Huckabee, about their hatred of Jesus. But for Huckabee, fighting alleged and unspecified assaults on Jesus is just dandy because it allows him, and his Christmas crusaders, to wallow in a sense of Christian persecution and thus feel vindicated because they know that - ready for it - these evil doers hate Christmas because they really fear and loathe Jesus.
On Christmas Eve, Huckabee opened with the unfounded accusation that there is "hostility towards Christmas with lawsuits over songs, Christmas trees and nativity scenes by those who say that they're really offended by Christmas." But because we don't know what Huck is referring to (Ukranian woman suing Carly Rae Jepson over "Call Me Maybe?"), we can't say what the motivation is; but chances are it has something to do with trying to be inclusive or those pesky church/state issues. Huck asserted that this is "a good thing" because "open hostility to faith is far better than indifference." (Love that martyrdom!) He claimed that when he hears "the angry and hostile rantings of those who don't want any mention of Christmas or the Christmas season to be eradicated from the public square, I don't hear the voices of those 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 acknowledgement, celebration and the meaning of this cherished day." Once again he doesn't identify the ranters; but in promoting conservative, Christian propaganda who needs specifics!
He added that the reaction to Christmas is "angry" and "venomous" and "it's as if the opponents of Christmas are afraid that the whole story just might be true." Continuing on this line of logic, he claimed that if these imaginary Christmas haters thought it was a myth, they'd be glad that "we expend so much effort on something that is utterly meaningless." He then engaged in more speculation and projection in claiming that hostility to Christmas is "a sign of fear" and used a bizarre analogy involving bears, to prove his point.
He continued his whine with an an attack on those who "sue to remove a Christmas crèche" as "vicious and irrational." Again, we don't know what he's referring to but if it's a crèche on public land than those suing have as much right to do so as Texas cheerleaders who are suing to be able to display Christian banners at public school football games - and would be on sounder legal grounds! He referenced those who want Christmas carols to be silenced (WTF?) or insist that we have "holiday trees." (Mike Huckabee says screw you, Governor Lincoln Chafee. He claimed that these sentiments reflect how his belief in Jesus in "mighty powerful to elicit that kind of response" and that it's awesome that people "would be scared about Christmas carols, trees, and the symbol of one who is a savior to me." He asserted that he'll only believe Christmas is meaningless when critics ignore it "and confront it with a yawn instead of yelling." (Who is yelling?)
After his little homily about how those who supposedly attack Christmas truly suck, he said "we mean you no harm, only good, good will in fact, peace and good will to all."
As if! One assumes that when righteous Christians like Huck, convinced of their moral superiority, were killing Muslims and Jews during crusades, Inquisition bonfires, and pogroms, they might have said the same thing! "We mean you no harm" might have been the same words of those who colonized North and South American before they slaughtered the native people. Peace indeed!
Scared??? Nope…not me. You’re the one who’s scared, Huck. You just lost the election and Christmas is over. Since you’re still pimping and whining about your make-believe war, we obviously won that, too.
It really sucks to be you, Huck.
Now have a great New Year’s eve…..you’re gonna need it.
To top it off, since he couldn’t end the year with a triumphant note of “Ding Dong The Witch is Dead”, he instead tried to jump to the moral high ground to say that he wanted to cherish the memories of his family from this year rather than dwell on anything else. Except that he’s just spent a year dwelling on exactly that, with only a few quick segues into photos of his grandkids. It’s nice that he’s a happy grandfather, but that doesn’t change his behavior or his statements this year – and it doesn’t get him off the hook. Hiding behind his family now seems a bit less than courageous. Give Rush Limbaugh credit – he may be wildly offensive and over the top with his anger, but at least he doesn’t hide.