The Republican National Committee (RNC) put out a Christmas message yesterday. The first part of this message has caused a bit of Internet controversy:
“Merry Christmas to all! Over two millennia ago, a new hope was born into the world, a Savior who would offer the promise of salvation to all mankind. Just as the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King. We hope Americans celebrating Christmas today will enjoy a day of festivities and a renewed closeness with family and friends.”
This can be interpreted in more than one way. It could either be referring to Jesus or Trump. Either way, it is just plain weird and inappropriate. This just shows how much the GOP will be shoving their extremist Christian views in our faces for the next four years. This is only the beginning. With Trump and his “War on Christmas,” we will likely be seeing more messages like this every year.
Celebrating Christmas is fine, but a political party shouldn’t be laying on the Christian rhetoric THAT heavy. We are still a secular country. Of course, we all know that the GOP doesn’t give a shit about the separation of church and state. Now, they aren’t even trying to hide it. I guess these religious nuts are getting bolder since they have a Republican president again and a majority of Congress. It is a narrow majority, though. Democrats can still fight if they try to take this religious crap and put it into our laws. We will not consent to Trump worship! Fuck that!
To compare, the First Family said this in their Christmas message:
“The greatest gift that Michelle and I have received over the last eight years has been the honor of serving as your president and first lady. Together, we fought our way back from the worst recession in 80 years, and got unemployment to a nine-year low. We secured health insurance for another 20 million Americans, and new protections for folks who already had insurance. We made America more respected around the world, took on the mantle of leadership in the fight to protect this planet for our kids, and much, much more.
“By so many measures, our country is stronger and more prosperous than it was when we first got here. And I’m hopeful we’ll build on the progress we’ve made in the years to come.”
I guess this is what we will be dealing with for the next four years.
Featured image via Twitter.