It's beginning to look a lot like the war on Christmas again!

Seriously, who sits around all day scouring the internet looking for new things to be offended by?

With Bill O'Reilly banished from the nation's airwaves and President Trump issuing an executive order forcing American retailers to greet customers with "Merry Christmas" from mid-October until the last college bowl game is played, I was beginning to worry that we wouldn't have a war on Christmas to fight this year. Well, thank God the folks over at Buzzfeed have discovered that this year's Starbucks Christmas cup DEPICTS A LESBIAN COUPLE HOLDING HANDS!!!!!!

Seriously. It's a cartoon drawing. It shows two arms wearing sweaters and they are holding hands. I don't know what makes Buzzfeed think they're lesbians. Or even women for that matter. I don't see any red nailpolish on either one.

Of all the ginned up controversies we deal with in America, this one has to be the dumbest. It started a few years back when Starbucks came out with a plain red cup for the annual holiday cup and people lost their freaking minds. Now personally, I would have to go in for my weekly Caramel Brulee Frappucino (I'm addicted. Don't judge me.) even if Starbucks poured it into a mason jar. But I'm amazed at how many people ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT THIS. Naturally, I have one liberal friend who adored the red cups. Other people were calling for yet another unsuccessful boycott of Starbucks for their blasphemy.

We spend so much time in our society ripping each other to shreds over imagined offenses, can't we set them aside during the holiday season - I mean Christmas!!!!

No, clearly we can't. Because everything is political now. From the cable news network you watch to the big box store you shop in to the way Target decides to display their children's linens.

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ZebulonsRage
ZebulonsRage

Everyone spends so much time ginning up offenses (real, imagined or otherwise) and then society bemoans the divided state we are in. When do we start to say "Hey, how about we try to be as intentional about pulling together as we have been intentional at finding offense?"

equestrienne
equestrienne

Seventy-five years ago, my Mom predicted that Christmas commercials and decorations would start appearing around July 4th. Everyone laughed at her!

equestrienne
equestrienne

Seventy-five years ago, my Mother predicted that Christmas decorations and commercials would start July 4th. Everyone laughed!

Nathan_Knight
Nathan_Knight

I am too young to really remember a time when Christmas was not so commercialized. But, I would love to travel back in time and enjoy a quiet Christmas season in the 18th or 19th centuries. Maybe Victorian England, hear old Christmas hymns, and listen to Charles Spurgeon deliver a sermon on the birth of Christ.

Bear8
Bear8

We don't need laws to "regulate" Christmas. We need to revive the meaning of Christmas "within each and every heart"! Christmas is about the birth of the Christ-child. All the other "razzle-dazzle" is about commerce. It is "we the people" who demand stores start "Christmas in July" sales! If we did not buy, they would not display! If we returned to the true meaning of Christmas, the lyrics of the Bon Jovi song would have greater meaning.
"I wish everyday could be like Christmas
And if I could have one wish come true
I wish everyday could be full of peace and harmony
I wish everyday could be like Christmas, I do."