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Happy holidays makes baby Jesus cry

December 23, 2004 Leave a comment Go to comments

No, really.

This really is getting absurd. I truly don’t get why people get all up in arms over “happy holidays” or the removal of some Christmas carols in school. I’m of the opinion that Christmas trees and most carols are fine, considering Christmas is a federal holiday because of its more secular elements like Santa Claus. I kinda wonder though, would these people be happy with their kids singing, for example, “Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel”? Generally, I think we should do more to include all holiday traditions, but I really can’t understand the hostility this brings out in some Christians.

Enough of that, I wrote this post in order to point out an instance of Bill O’Reilly’s lunacy, courtesy of Media Matters. O’Reilly says this in a Talking Points a couple weeks ago:

Secular progressives realize that America as it is now will never approve of gay marriage, partial birth abortion, euthanasia, legalized drugs, income redistribution through taxation, and many other progressive visions because of religious opposition.

But if the secularists can destroy religion in the public arena, the brave new progressive world is a possibility. That’s what happened in Canada.

On Sunday, the NY Times says this:

Of course, for many conservatives, this controversy is not just about Christmas; it’s a way to talk about a whole float of issues. Bill O’Reilly warned viewers that store clerks no longer saying “Merry Christmas” foretold the imminence of “a brave new progressive world” where gay marriage, partial birth abortion and legalized drugs run rampant.

On Monday, Bill says:

Reporter Kate Zernike uses The Times playbook and blames the dreaded conservatives for causing all the ruckus. She then tries to demean the folks who think Christmas should be publicly respected, writing, “Of course, for many conservatives, this controversy is not just about Christmas; it’s a way to talk about a whole float of issues. Bill O’Reilly warned viewers that store clerks no longer saying ‘Merry Christmas’ foretold the imminence of a brave new progressive world where gay marriage, partial birth abortion and legalized drugs run rampant.”

Of course, Ms. Zernike’s analysis of my column, which is posted right now on billoreilly.com, is misleading in the extreme and she knows it. Anybody who reads it could know it. Just go there, read it and read her article. It’s absurd.

Ok, then. Bill O’Reilly is officially not living on this planet.

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  1. December 23, 2004 at 7:37 am

    I don’t think you needed his latest idiotic crusade to convince you of that, did you?

  2. December 23, 2004 at 9:37 am

    And yet O’Reilly himself is somewhat progressive on certain issues. Too bad he’s also a pathological liar.

  3. December 23, 2004 at 7:56 pm

    “I don¬ít think you needed his latest idiotic crusade to convince you of that, did you?”

    Not really, but I’m still sorta wowed by the proof he provides.

  4. December 24, 2004 at 10:06 pm

    It’s kind of interesting that slackers with titles like: Archbishop of Westminister, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Pope, seem to feel that it is people who go around starting wars or supporting them that are damaging the message of Christmas.

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