The War Against Easter

Ken AshfordGodstuff, Right Wing and Inept MediaLeave a Comment

Yup.  There’s one of them, too.   

Think Progress has the low-down, but my favorite is this graphic and quote from Fox’s Bill O’Reilly:


O’REILLY: "Although some left-wingers in the media deny it, we have documented a number of cases where Christian holidays like Christmas and Easter have been attacked by secular interests. Lawsuits and corporate policies have proved this point over and over again."

The humorous thing is the picture of the Easter Bunny (and Santa) behind Bill’s over-inflated head.

I’m pretty sure the Bible never alludes to bunnies — especially egg-laying bunnies — especially colored egg-laying bunnies anywhere in connection with the death and resurrection of Jesus.  I’ll go so far as to suggest that colored egg-laying bunnies don’t make an appearance at all in the Bible.

Which leads me to this conjecture: if Bill had been around during the Middle Ages when the whole bunny thing was injected into the Easter holiday, he would be registering his complaint that it’s a secular attack on a Christian observance.