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‘Christ Tree’ first ‘victim’ in the ‘war on Christmas’

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A 140-foot-tall “Christ Tree,” hit by friendly fire, has become the first victim this year in the so-called War on Christmas. The city of Enid, Okla., recently spent upward of $150,000 to help one of its citizens install the “Christ Tree,” a Christmas tree meant to highlight “the true meaning of Christmas: our Lord and […]

‘War on Christmas’ is in full swing, and this year it’s no joke

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President Trump declared victory in the “War on Christmas” two years ago: “We’re starting to say merry Christmas again.” Sure, it was May and yes, it was the kind of pandering we’ve come to expect from the farce that is the National Day of Prayer. But Trump was wrong. The War on Christmas is not […]

The ‘War on Christmas’ is back — or rather, people are saying it’s back

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The “War on Christmas” is fear-mongering drivel, as I’ve laid out repeatedly. It’s not even that scary as far as fear-mongering goes. The “war” talk dates to 2005 and was later discovered by Bill O’Reilly who, before he was ousted for sexual harassment to the tune of $32 million, ran with the fabricated war, sacrificing […]

War on Christmas: dispatch from the front lines

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Religion is an afterthought. The celebration thrives on the human, not the divine. As our friends at American Atheists put it, Americans keep the merry and dump the myth. And so we should. If there is any war on Christmas, it is this slow bleed of the sacred into the secular. And it is most welcome.

Liberty Counsel flip-flops, ruining Christmas for millions!

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Unlike Liberty Counsel’s list, my main point remains unchanged: the War on Christmas is a fabricated narrative meant to capitalize on the U.S. Christian persecution myth. Liberty Counsel shamelessly promotes this myth to scare donations out of a credulous audience.

In-fighting in the War on the War on Christmas

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FFRF attorney Sam Grover asks: What are good Christian consumers supposed to do when the organizations leading the charge in the War on the War on Christmas can’t agree on which retailers are righteous enough to visit this holiday season?

Setting the record straight on Fox’s war on facts

I’ve often had cause to repeat to myself George Eliot’s quip that “The clergy are, practically, the most irresponsible of all talkers.” But I feel sure if Eliot (née Marian Evans) were alive today, she would have to cede that very few clergymen could be more irresponsible than Bill O’Reilly of Fox News. On Monday, […]