1) Megyn Kelly needs to (1) have a talk with her parents that she should have had a long time ago, (2) read some history books, (3) talk to some Christians from different racial/ethnic backgrounds, (4)visit the Middle East to see what the people there look like, and (5) get her head out of her ass:
Kelly started talking about the skin color of Santa Claus and Jesus during a segment about a Slate piece by Aisha Harris. Harris’ piece, titled Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore argues that it’s time Santa Claus gets a 21st century makeover, suggesting maybe that Santa Claus be a large penguin. Kelly responded to the Slate piece, saying:
Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable doesn’t mean it has to change. Jesus was a white man, too. He was a historical figure. That’s a verifiable fact — as is Santa. I just want the kids watching to know that. My point is, how do you just revise it in the middle of the legacy of the story and change Santa from white to black?
2) This is just plain awesome:
Wednesday the newest addition to the holiday displays in the public spaces of the Florida Capitol, a pole representing the fictitious holiday Festivus, joined a manger depicting the birth of Jesus and a recently removed menorah in celebration of Hanukkah.
The menorah was removed at the end of Hanukkah.
“This is about separation of church and state,” Stevens said pointing to various other holiday displays saying they shouldn’t be in the Capitol either. “The government shouldn’t be in the business of allowing the mixture of church and state.”
Stevens, a Deerfield Beach blogger, is erecting the monument –a plot line played out in a 1997 episode of the NBC sitcom “Seinfeld”—after securing the permit from the Department of Management Services and just a week after the nativity scene was installed by the Florida Prayer Network.
In the TV series, character Frank Costanza (Jerry Stiller) invented the “holiday” in opposition to the commercialism and stress that comes with the holiday season.
Festivus is celebrated on Dec. 23, but the pole will remain in the Capitol until Jan. 3, along with the other holiday displays. It sits opposite a sign from the Freedom from Religion Foundation.