Citing Starbucks’ Red Cups, Fox News Claims “The War On Christmas Is Off To An Early Start”
Well, in case you were wondering when the annual War on Christmas was going to begin, Fox News announced early Monday morning that is already well underway. During the broadcast of Fox & Friends First, host Leah Gabrielle discussed the recent ‘controversy’ over Starbucks using plain red cups for Christmas this year. Apparently, Christians are all kinds of pissed that Baby Jesus, Christmas trees or the holy figure known as Santa Claus are not featured in the design of the cups.
In a segment on the early salvos of the sure-to-be bloody war, Gabrielle and reporter Kelly Wright brought up the viral Facebook video posted by gun-toting, anti-gay, Christian bro Joshua Feuerstein in which he whined about political correctness — this year’s #1 conservative grievance — and how it is destroying this country, and of course, Christmas. The video also featured him having a Starbucks barista write “Merry Christmas!” on his cup of java. While Feuerstein has been rightly mocked on social media for his self-serving stunt, he is also getting the coverage from the Conservative Entertainment Complex that he so desperately craves.
Besides bringing up Starbucks and their audacity to merely make their disposable coffee cups red in color for a couple of months, Wright and Gabrielle also mentioned that a number of shopping malls have also fired shots at Christians by not including traditional Christmas trees in their holiday decorations. Obviously hoping to kill a few Bible thumpers via intense persecution syndrome, malls in New York and North Carolina have set up glacier-themed displays, leading to petitions from the aggrieved demanding Christmas trees and Santas, just as the New Testament described.
After their little segment, Gabrielle turned to Fox’s viewers to way in on social media with their responses. As one would guess, everyone was totally upset over the PC culture and how it is taking away their right to celebrate Christmas for two months every year. One respondent said it was “sickening” while another said that “political correctness has gone off the rails!” Seriously, how can they live their lives if there isn’t a Nativity set on every street corner and ‘Merry Christmas!’ splattered on every blank space?
The confusing thing, though, is that the lead general for the Christian side of this war, Bill O’Reilly, declared an end to the War on Christmas last year. In fact, he made his way to enemy territory to brag that the good guys won when he told Seth Meyers that anyone can say Merry Christmas now. Apparently, the secular progressives and atheists merely retreated, licked their wounds and came up with this devious and violent battle plan. Looks like Bill-O is going to have to rally the troops again and lead the charge.
Below is video of the segment, courtesy of Fox News: