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It warms my heart to see Christians pushing such an aggressive agenda like this — they are really playing true to form. It's so revealing about how the rhetoric of the Christian Right can be the opposite of their actions. Jesus is the reason for the season — now buy all this stuff! Christmas is about peace and love — now don't make me angry by disagreeing with me!
World Net Daily has an online store with these bumper stickers:
- "This is America! And I'm going to say it: 'Merry Christmas!'"
- "It is STILL a wonderful life – Merry Christmas!"
- "Merry Christmas! An American Tradition"
This is America, where anyone can play the role of Elmer Gantry in their own personal quest to fleece the pious as part of a larger commercial, political, or ideological agenda!
It's STILL a secular life — where people are free from religious institutions.
Merry Christmas! A secularized American holiday that doesn't have anything to do with Jesus anymore — if it ever really did.
It's the perfect way to make your statement this Christmas – that Jesus is the reason for the season. Buy one, buy 25, buy 50!
Buy! Buy! Buy some more! For God's sake, though, don't treat the holidays like a time for reflection or peaceful coexistence with your heathen neighbors — Baby Jesus cries, burps, and develops a bad case of diaper rash when you don't buy our stuff!
There's one more component of your Christmas-defense kit: It's the "Operation: Just Say 'Merry Christmas' Bracelet." They make great stocking stuffers, but why wait! Make your feelings about Christmas known to one and all. Wear them to pick up the kids, when you buy groceries and when you go to work. They're guaranteed to ward off the evil spirits of the ACLU grinches.
And if these magical Christmas-defense bracelets don't work, you can try our special Jesus-themed Taser or even our Christmas riot baton! Don't let atheists, secularists, humanists, pagans, or other heathens get away with their nasty little "Season's Greetings." They have no right to wish you well in an inclusive manner — if they don't single out your religious holiday for special treatment, let them have it!