By Tim Peacock
The War on Christmas finally made it to mainstream Fox News yesterday as Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson lead a lopsided panel to discuss the manufactured religious conflict. Speaking with Catholic League president Bill Donohue, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and American Atheists president David Silverman, Carlson lead a religious assault on so-called "War on Christmas" displays that have cropped up across the nation including a Satanist display and a Festivus pole made of beer cans.
"Are we making a mockery of everything regarding Christianity in this society?" Carlson asked, missing the point of those requesting to install the non-Christian monuments beside their Christian counterparts.
Throughout the panel everyone ganged up on the sole dissenter by mocking the non-Christian displays - calling them ridiculous and offensive - all the while arguing that certain times of year should be reserved for certain religious beliefs. They even went so far as to use the analogy that KKK rallies would be inapprorpiate during MLK celebrations.
Just as well are legally required to allow Westboro to carry out their wretched protests at funerals and gay pride celebrations, we are legally required not to pick and choose (as a government entity) which religions should have preferential treatment in public displays on taxpayer-owned land. We don't reserve particular times of year for any specific religion because (to borrow a conservative phrase) that would be offering special rights to a group we do not offer to others. We treat all religions equally no matter how ridiculous or offensive others may find those beliefs. It's really that simple.
Video of the segment is below: