It's the time of year when frosty mornings lead to a new level of "War on Christmas" poutrage from the religious right. This happens every year, but has reached a new level of stupid.
Starbucks coffee company decided this year to use red cups for the holidays but leave off Christmas symbols like snowflakes, reindeer and trees (are those even religious?), and this caused some idiot "preacher" on Facebook named Joshua Feuerstein to make a viral video saying people should tell baristas that their name is "Merry Christmas" so they would have to say it out loud. Then the internet crazies took over and called for a boycott over the red cup, which even made Bristol Palin embarrassed - and her mother literally wrote the book on the "War on Christmas"!!!
Some dude named Joshua Feurstein was just on TV having a meltdown about Starbucks igniting the War On Christmas.— Lizz Winstead (@lizzwinstead) November 9, 2015
@lizzwinstead RWNJ want to tell private companies how to run their business? Can I play? I've got some ideas for Hobby Lobby.— Background N015e (@backgroundN015e) November 10, 2015
If a red cup defines Christmas for you, then it must not mean much to you. Don't think Jesus is worried about this. #MerryChristmasStarbucks— Christian Democrats (@ChristianDems) November 10, 2015
Because nothing should say "Jesus" like a soy milk decaffeinated cappuccino in a Santa cup. #MerryChristmasStarbucks— April Fiet (@aprilfiet) November 8, 2015
Actually, Bristol Palin is an attempt by the world to make Christians look stupid https://t.co/GbwErkscsk— Turkey Zandarumstick (@ZandarVTS) November 10, 2015
Things to be upset about: Intolerance Cruelty Murder Destruction Things not to be upset about: Starbucks cup designs #starbuckschristmas— Veritasema Enigma (@veritasema) November 8, 2015
Ben Carson would understand!