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Bill O'Reilly agrees: Roots of the War on Christmas are gay rights and abortion

It's not just "grouchy misanthropic heathen atheists" who hate Christmas, a Fox News guest says

Jillian Rayfield
December 7, 2012 11:55PM (UTC)

Bill O'Reilly agreed with "Imus in the Morning" producer Bernard McGuirk last night that the "roots" of the War on Christmas are not just atheists, but also "abortion and the gay rights agenda, because Christianity is against those things."

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 — it has to do 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, in my opinion.

O’REILLY: Hundred percent agree. I absolutely agree 100 percent that it's 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 there as well -- comes primarily from the Judeo-Christian traditionalist people.


Via ThinkProgress/Towleroad.

Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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