An atheist organization called the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), apparently bummed out about their first year without a champion in the White House, launched a big fat advertisement mocking President Trump in the New York Times this week, giving him a “lump of coal” for refusing to back down from bullies like…well, like the FFRF. In the ad, which it says is “light-hearted,” the Foundation says that Trump’s “great big Christmas present to the Religious Right is a great big war on the separation of church and state.”
As subtle as your average political cartoon, the ad hangs stockings with labels like “Religious vouchers,” “Church Politicking,” “Cabinet Zealots,” and “Stacked Judiciary” which are all filled with money and gifts to show you what this administration is really all about. Then, just in case you hadn’t gotten the point quite yet, they hang smaller stockings below, each one stuffed with a lump of coal. These are given labels like “LGBT,” “Planned Parenthood,” and “Muslim immigrants.” Do you know why Trump is evil, yet. DO YOU?
Well, no one said atheists had a sense of humor.
“There’s no ‘war on Christmas,’” said FFRF co-founder Annie Laurie Gaylor. “That’s Fox News’ phony construct. But there most definitely is a concerted war on the First Amendment’s cherished principle of separation between government and religion.”
Whether there is a “war on Christmas” or not is up for debate, but there is NO debate about whether or not there is a war on American Christianity. And that war is being waged in this very ad, where it is made to seem like some unconstitutional horror has occurred whenever the president says “Merry Christmas” or allows private schools to accept government funding. The “separation of church and state” does not mean what these atheists want it to mean – it was, in fact, constructed to make sure that the GOVERNMENT was not unduly restricting RELIGION, not to make sure that religion had no influence on government. And anyone who knows a thing about our founding can see this to be true.
Oh and we’ll just look the other way when it comes to FFRF’s little “Muslim immigrants” stocking. How droll, to claim yourselves enemies of religion but then to stick up for Muslims. It’s at times like these that we wish we could take a time machine to an alternative American future where Muslim immigration turns this place into an Islamic theocracy…just so we could talk to people like this and see how they’re doing. See how their little “I don’t believe in Allah” movement is going under the rule of brutal Islamists. Oh, you were beheaded? That’s a shame.
Imagine if Trump gets impeached and Mike Pence becomes president. We don’t want to see that happen, but DAMN, it would be fun to watch these atheists’ heads explode…