Bill O’Reilly thinks he’s figured out who started the imaginary War on Christmas: gays and women

We all know there is a War on Christmas – in the minds of pundits at Fox News. Bill O’Reilly tells us that there is indeed a war. Yes, they have suffered through a war torn path of destruction by gay people.

O’Reilly and Bernard McGuirk, executive producer of Imus in the Morning, declared (out loud) that they actually believe there’s a war against Christianity.

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 percent 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.


All of my FABULOUS gay friends are decorating their treess, some perhaps adding extra tinsel,  and all of them are laughing in Bill O’Reilly’s face.  I can’t think of one gay friend that doesn’t have their Christmas tree up.

Think Progress writes, “McGuirk’s pronouncement that all of Christianity opposes a woman’s right to an abortion or a gay couple’s right to raise a family ignores the fact that many women and gay people are Christian.”

It’s true. I support the right to choose. I support a gay couple’s right to have a family.  I am a woman. I am a progressive. I am a Christian. Clutch your pearls Bill.  We don’t all fit neatly into your Christian dogma. In fact, I do not have a Christmas tree, so I must be a Satanist in O’Reilly’s eyes. Oh crap.

Comment of the day on YouTube:

Ok, the WAR ON CHRISTMAS is the queers fault? Dude, I’m gay and have 3 Christmas trees. Who the hell do you think is buying all these decorations? My house looks like Rudolph pooped Christmas cheer all over my house. Christmas rocks! Stop blaming the gays for all your problems.

H/T: Think Progress & Towleroad. 

  • mrsgunka

    I’m guessing it isn’t the small Christian business owner….Christmas is the best thing since white bread and bet they have Happy Holidays all over their stores to get everyone in the doors….when it comes to the bottom line, they will be accommodating. Perhaps a Wingnut Christian book store would be singing to the choir but doubt Barnes and Noble would cater to them. Chick Fillet – Definitely Merry Christmas! I see the mega churches spewing this not the corporations…..bottom lines! Always stirring the pot to keep us on edge and Fox News telling the low-information viewers how they must think. Wonder how many of them have their own stores and turn people off who don’t have their same devotion. Just watched 5 “holiday” commercials and not one of them mentioned the word Christmas but the trees and decorations were all about the holiday! Macy’s being the biggest company, and Petco, etc, etc,…..

  • Hank

    Oh come on now!! Read your own post. O’Reilly didn’t say “gays and women.” What he did say, according to your post is, “I absolutely agree 100 percent that the diminishment of Christianity is the target and Christmas is the vehicle.” Not one word about Gays or women.

    • Uncanny

      Watch the video. It’s there for a reason I assume.

      • Hank

        I did. Did you? At no point does O’Reilly mention the word “Gay” or
        even “Women”. (Or abortion, homosexuality or anything other than
        exactly what the quote above says.) He states, and I agree, “that the
        diminishment of Christianity is the target and Christmas is the
        vehicle.” The “Gay” and “Women” inferences are embellished conclusions drawn by the writer for???? What purpose???

        • Todd Beaucoudray

          Seriously, Hank? O’Reilly agreed “100%” with McGuirk’s statement blaming “abortion and the gay rights agenda.” I can’t believe something so obvious went over your head.