Along with the "war on Christmas," Fox News has an annual Christmas tradition of doing hit pieces on atheists who use their First Amendment rights to put up signs to express their beliefs and, in so doing, provide support for those who feel alienated by the barrage of Christmas Christianity. Yes, the same "news" network that takes great umbrage about those who disrespect Christmas Christianity, annually demonstrate a decided un-Christian lack of tolerance for those who aren't part of the one true Fox faith. In keeping this Fox Christmas tradition alive, the leggy ladies on today's Outnumbered whined about "mean" (LOL) atheists who are making life miserable for Jesus' BFF's. And in a discussion worthy of St. Thomas Aquinas (not), the Outnumbered theologians did an exegesis of how atheism is really a religion. Truly deep...
On today's Outnunbered, (Lisa Montgomery) Kennedy reported that "atheists are out with a new campaign in a handful of Southern towns [Jesus' special place] taking direct aim at Christmas and faith." As the chyron informed the viewers, "Atheist Group use Dear Santa Letter to Send Message About Christmas," She described how atheist billboards are "mounted near churches mocking a little girl's letter to Santa that reads 'Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is to skip church, I'm too old for fairy tales'." Kennedy noted that the nasty atheists claim that the billboard "targets closet atheists who are pressured to observe religious traditions."
Kennedy, in keeping with her belief that atheism is a religion, said that atheists should "come out and say we're a competing religion" because they're really trying to recruit Christians. She accused atheists of being "dishonest" when they say they're not a religion. #Oneluckyguy, comedian Tom Shillue "joked" that atheists might be able to attract more people if they set up a church and served coffee after services. The statistic, showing that only 2.4% of Americans describe themselves as atheists was shown. (So not really a threat?) Shillue agreed that atheism is a religion and the act of putting up a billboard makes them theists. Kennedy continued that train of thought (?) with the assertion that anytime you say anything about God, even a negation, that makes you a theist. Shillue followed with "they're jealous."
Andrea Tantaros, who just exudes the spirit of Christian tolerance, asked why, if atheists are trying to attract people, they're doing this. Tantaros, who attacked Islam as "the most intolerant religion in the world," accused the atheists of being intolerant by, during Christmas, "mocking a little child" who exists solely as a metaphor for the message of the ad. She added "not the smartest marketing strategy." She added - wait for it- that it makes the atheists "look mean." Kennedy whined about how parents have to explain the billboards.
Harris Faulkner wanted to know how, if you don't believe in something, you're "proselytizing" it. Just to make sure that the nice, Christian audience is salivating with outrage, the chyron read "Christmas Compared to Fairy Tale in New Billboard Campaign by Atheist Group." Shillue said that everybody needs to believe in something and made a convoluted "joke" about how conservative atheists don't talk about their atheism, so this makes the billboard campaign "a leftist thing." Kennedy claimed that most people come down "on the God side" and spoke about how Penn Gillette, an atheist, doesn't attack people of faith.
Sandra Smith might have stumbled onto something when she said that this doesn't deserve air-time and lamented how, last year, there was a atheist billboard in Times Square - a "nasty" and "mean" billboard that got some air-time during last year's seasonal Fox war on atheists. Smith described atheist signs as "absolutely brutal" and agreed that atheism is a religion. Faulkner wanted to know why "they can't make a choice without hurting others" which, of course, is exactly what Fox is doing with this segment! In yet another bizarre attempt at humor, Shillue said "if you believe in God, you better believe in government." (WTF?)
So while Fox complains about those who wage a "war on Christmas," they are waging their own war on atheists who are using their constitutional freedom, the freedom that Fox Christians claim they are being deprived of, to express themselves. The Baby Jesus must be so happy!