Video: You can sell dreidels, just as long as you mention Jesus
This writer and his partner are consumers. We shop. A lot. Ask any of our friends and family. Or for that matter, ask any of the sales clerks who do business in Manhattan proper.
Our favorite time of the year to stimulate the economy? The holidays. And this year Christmas and Hannukah overlap, which is always fun for us considering that we have quite the interfaith assortment of friends, coworkers, and relatives. Some of our gift recipients will receive presents trimmed in red and green, and others will get gifts in blue and gold. Others won't care what the hell their wrapping looks like just as long as the contents below the paper are their size, shape, taste, and price level.
So why do I tell you about our role in the consumer food chain and the fun we have in playing both Santa Claus and Hannukah Harry? Well, because the "War on Christmas" has officially begun, and the folks who dedicate their days to denying gays civil equality are using the same unreasoned, myopic, offensive views to address retailers who fail to acknowledge Christians AND ONLY CHRISTIANS this December:
"Our holiday"?! ::sigh:: Someone please give Stuart Shepard and pals the gift of insight, which maybe they'll use to step outside themselves and see that they're not the only ones who inhabit this spinning orb!
Merry Tossmas 2008 [CitizenLink]
Couldn't they at least recycle?
Posted by: Matt | Nov 14, 2008 11:03:27 AM
I wish I could say something witty but I can barely say anything, these guys are whacko.
Posted by: Randy | Nov 14, 2008 11:05:54 AM
Wow what a douche bag...
At least this proves that they don't spend 100 % of their time fighting gays... they still got 0,02 % left for this :\
Posted by: Kristof | Nov 14, 2008 11:09:20 AM
LOL @ Matt!
Posted by: G-A-Y | Nov 14, 2008 11:12:45 AM
Like MANY right wing Christians they feel that EVERYBODY believes in their FAITH BELIEFS and their beliefs alone.
Their is no consideration to the other holidays that are celebrated, by many Americans, close to the Christmas season.
Posted by: Jeff Chang | Nov 14, 2008 12:47:19 PM
Look on the bright side, stunts like this will drive even more non-christians away from them, not to mention most thinking christians.
Posted by: RainbowPhoenix | Nov 14, 2008 1:00:58 PM
Jeremy - I almost said I wish they'd recycle Stuart BUT then I thought - when he's gone, let him be gone - we need no recycled crap like that screwing up this world! I guess ONLY christians can be spiritual, have faith or go to heaven----they might be surprised when THEY show up at the gate, though. Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: tom | Nov 14, 2008 2:33:33 PM
let's see. No marriage for you, it's ours. No holiday season for you, it's Christmas time.
When you add up all these things together, it becomes obvious. Certain Christians are mad. Not over belief, not over holidays, not over religion. They are pissed that they are not at the top of the heap anymore.
It never occurs to people like this that "holiday" could mean anything other than Christmas. Either that, or, which is worse --- They Don't FFFING CARE!
To them, America is "their" "Christian Nation" and anything that does not stand up and scream that is tantamount to religious persecution. Religious Freedom? Sure, so long as you're not a muslim senator being sworn in on the koran, or a pagan soldier wanting to be buried with the symbol of your faith. Religious freedom, it appears, only applies to Christians, just as "Holiday" only means Christmas.
This is ridiculous. I'm waiting for Don Wildmon to get mad at President Obama's first State of the Union Address. "My fellow Americans...."
Wildmon : "I'm not some generic, PC 'fellow American', I'm Don Wildmon, and I demand you call me by my name!"
Posted by: Jason D | Nov 14, 2008 2:35:38 PM
This war of Christmas is made up by the Religious Right to get attention. They hate the fact there are other non-Christian faiths celebrating their own holiday traditions around Christmas time which used to be a Pagan holiday by the way. Their only wish is to push out other faith traditions in order to make this more of a "christian nation".
And while your at it you might as well just drop the Judeo which some conservative Christians would love to do or no longer acknowledge.
Posted by: Ken R | Nov 14, 2008 2:52:56 PM
>>Couldn't they at least recycle?
It shouldn't be that much of an adjustment. After all, they do recycle their talking points.
Posted by: Matt | Nov 14, 2008 3:58:16 PMcomments powered by Disqus