Traditionally the War on Christmas has been blamed on atheists and secularists. I guess we aren't hated enough any more because now the War on Christmas is also being blamed on abortion and gay rights. At least, that's what Imus in the Morning producer Bernard McGuirk said recently and Bill O'Reilly agreed with him.
Santa Claus, 1880
Bernard McGuirk's "reasoning" (if you can call it that) is instructive: abortion and gay rights are responsible for the War on Christmas because supporters of those things want to destroy traditional Christianity and that's best achieved through undermining the Christian holiday of Christmas.
MCGUIRK: The war on Christmas is very, very real, and if you ask me, in addition to some grouchy misanthropic heathen atheists it has to do - at the root of it - with two things - abortion and the gay rights agenda, because Christianity is against those things. It's subtle but that's why it's so pronounced in recent years.
O'REILLY: Hundred percent agree. I absolutely agree 100% that the diminishment of Christianity is the target and Christmas is the vehicle because the secularists know the opposition to their agenda (legalized drugs is in that as well) comes primarily from the Judeo-Christian traditionalist people.
Source: Towleroad (via: Hullabaloo)
In effect, McGuirk's argument is one of pure paranoia: they are all out to get us and will do anything they can to damage us and/or destroy what we value. Therefore, anything which appears to diminish or undermine what I like must be part of a larger conspiracy orchestrated by those whom I hate because all they ever think about is new ways to destroy me.