Sunday, November 20, 2005

Santa Claus is being "Served" Downtown

Jerry Falwell's makin' a list;
He's checkin' it twice,
He's gonna serve a Summons,

'Cause Santa Claus is bein'
served Dowtown

Evangelical Christian pastor Jerry Falwell has a message for Americans when it comes to celebrating Christmas this year: You're either with us, or you're against us.

Falwell has put the power of his 24,000-member congregation behind the "Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign," an effort led by the conservative legal organization Liberty Counsel. The group promises to file suit against anyone who spreads what it sees as misinformation about how Christmas can be celebrated in schools and public spaces.


Fanning the Yule log of discontent against what the Liberty Counsel calls "grinches" like the American Civil Liberties Union are evangelical-led organizations including the 150,000-member American Family Association. It has called for a boycott of Target stores next weekend. The chain's crime, according to the group, is a ban on the use of "Merry Christmas" in stores, an accusation the chain denies.

These people are the biggest killjoys since Prohition. Now I cannot figure out whether we are supposed to boycott Target for employing a few wingnut pharmacists, or go to Target because they say "Happy Holidays". "My religion of love and tolerance is superior to all -- and if you don't like it, I'm going to sue your ass."

It would be laughable, were they not give power well beyond their actual means -- but the cynicism of the GOP in using them has built them up to thinking that this sort of bullshit will sell. Watch FOXNEWS try to sell it all holiday season.

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