Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Anti-gay right, conservatives falsely imply Obama is starting 'War on Christmas'

Obama is NOT declaring a 'War on Christmas.'

Thanksgiving isn't even here yet and some conservatives on the anti-gay right are already pushing the  "War on Christmas."

For the luckily uninitiated, the "War on Christmas" is a yearly event in which conservatives, Fox News, and anti-gay groups either outright lie or blow small incidents way out of proportion to claim that there is some type of  "conspiracy" to somehow strip the holiday of its supposed Christian  heritage.

In other words, it is merely a fear tactic used to generate big ratings or fundraising profits. And it must be working because America has been exposed to it for so long that many of us are now desensitized to how Christmas is exploited by this awful nonsense.

American Family Association's phony new service, One News Now, has already begun ringing the alarm:

"Those who deny that there's no war on Christmas just have a different reality in which they live," says Liberty Counsel founder Mat Staver. The Christian attorney points to one recent example: the Veterans Affairs medical center in Salem, Virginia, which banned Christmas altogether – including the Christmas tree. "This year we've seen a number of attacks on Christmas – [one of them being] the absurd situation that Christmas trees are not permitted," he says, referring to the Salem situation. "That is probably one of the most absurd positions of any government official: that a Christmas tree cannot be permitted because it's Christian and establishes a religion – and yet that's exactly what was happening at Salem, Virginia." 

Remember how I said incidents are blown out of proportion?

'Will media ignore Ted Cruz's newest anti-gay alliance?' & other Tue. midday news briefs

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Ted Cruz Welcomes Endorsement From Pastor Who Linked Ebola To Gay Rights - After a lot of folks in the media, particularly our lovely overpaid pundits, pretty much ignored Cruz's alliance with a pastor who talked about the death penalty for gays, I'm not hopeful that this will be an "item." 

N.Y. farm appeals $13,000 fine for refusing lesbian couple's wedding - This is NOT a church nor a religious institution. It is a business and those who talk about how businesses should be allowed to discriminate should take in a history lesson on segregation.  

With Millions On HIV Treatment, AIDS Pandemic Tide Turns - BUT slowly...

The Upcoming Film About Black Trans Activist Marsha P. Johnson Looks Absolutely Legendary - THANK YOU! We need more films like this.

'It Gets Better' Launches Inspiring New Project To Celebrate 5th Birthday - Wonderful campaign we all can take part in.