St. Leonard's Church, Horringer-cum-Ickworth, SuffolkOne of the more militant of the many Christofascists in Congress, South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, spewed another lie about Christmas. Politico reports it as part of his juvenile bellyaching about how horrible it was that Congress dared hold a lame-duck session before the holiday, which apparently he finds personally inconvenient (WebCite cached article):

“You can’t jam a major arms control treaty right before Christmas,” [DeMint] told POLITICO. “What’s going on here is just wrong. This is the most sacred holiday for Christians.”

DeMint is not correct when he says Christmas is “the most sacred holiday for Christians.” Everyone with even half a brain knows that the true most sacred Christian holiday is Easter.

That’s right, Senator. Easter — not Christmas — is the most sacred day, for Christians. Don’t just take my word for it, either … have a look, for example, at this Christianity Today page on holidays, which says (cached):

Celebrate Christianity’s most sacred holiday with us! Our Easter section features’s best articles and resources on the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

I get that DeMint is upset that he’s being forced to attend a Senate session, when he’d rather be home in South Carolina, cooking up new ways to force his Christianity on the rest of the country. But too bad for him. He needs to man up and do the job he signed up for, back when he campaigned for the Senate. And he needs to stop lying in order to support his childish wishes.

That DeMint lied about the sanctity of Easter places him in my “lying liars for Jesus” club. I’ve also added this particular lie to my page on myths about Christmas that are commonly told in the US.

Hat tip: Religion Dispatches.

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2 Responses to “More Lies About Christmas From The Religious Right”
  1. Rick says:

    In the Orthodox Christian Church, there are 12 major feasts of the Church; The Nativity being one of them. The Resurrection is completely outside of the 12 and by itself. In fact, every Sunday is considered resurrectional in nature like a "little Easter" (or Pascha which comes from Paschal and Pesach ie. Passover) Pascha is "the Feast of Feasts", THE most important day in the Christian calendar. regardless of what a moronic knownothing like DeMint has to say. Anyway, I'm a gay man and an Orthodox Christian but I'm far from being a rightwing nutcase and I'm glad I discovered this site. It's great.