A politically-correct Christmas story

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This “Politically-Correct Christmas Story” is my revised version of the story that a faithful FOTM reader, pnordman, sent me years ago. She passed away on April 21, 2015. This post is dedicated to her memory.

And Joseph went up from Galilee to Bethlehem with Mary, his cisgender wife, who was great with child. And she brought forth a son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger because there was no room for
them in the inn.

And an Angel of the Lord spoke to the shepherds and said, “I bring you tidings of great joy. Unto you is born a Savior, which is Christ the Lord” — because we don’t want to imply that God is male.

“There’s a problem with the angel,” said a Pharisee who happened to be strolling by. As he explained to Joseph, angels are widely regarded as religious symbols, and the stable was on public property where such symbols were not allowed to land or even hover.

“Also, I have to tell you, this whole thing looks to me very much like a Nativity scene,” the Pharisee said sadly. “That’s a no-no, too.”

Joseph had a bright idea. Eager to avoid sectarian strife, he said, “What if I put a couple of reindeer over there near the ox and ass?”.

“That would definitely help,” said the Pharisee. “Just to clinch it, throw in a candy cane and a couple of elves and snowmen, too. No court can resist that.”

Mary asked, “What does my son’s birth, here in Bethlehem, have to do with snowmen?”

“Snowpersons,” cried a young woman, changing the subject before it veered dangerously toward religion.

Off to the side of the crowd, a Philistine was painting the Nativity scene. Mary complained that she and Joseph looked too tattered and worn in the picture.

“Artistic license,” he said. “I’ve got to show the plight of the haggard homeless in a greedy, uncaring society in winter.”

“We’re not haggard or homeless. The inn was just full,” said Mary. “Furthermore, why is there a languid homoerotically-posed naked man in the Nativity scene?”

The painter said, “He signifies the social justice of clothing the naked!”.

Some bystanders began to protest fiercely.

A transgender said he objected to Jesus’ birth because it implies only women can give birth. A feminist objected to Mary’s virginity because it oppresses women by setting an impossibility high bar for women. Yet another argued that Mary, finding herself pregnant out of wedlock, should have had an abortion because “abortion is a blessing“.

An animal right activist objected to the use of oxen and sheep as picturesque backdrops for the Nativity scene because it carries the subliminal message of human dominance. He passed out two leaflets, one denouncing manger births as invasions of animal space, the other arguing that stables are “penned environments” where animals are incarcerated against their will.

Then a team of child protection advocates descended on the scene, all trained to spot infant abuse and manger rash. The Holy Family were pushed to the edge of the crowd.

Someone said the halo on Jesus’ head was elitist.

Mary became exasperated. To an elderly woman who joined the jabbering mob, she exclaimed, “And what about you? Are you here to attack the shepherds as prison guards for excluded species, maybe to complain that singing in Latin identifies us with our Roman oppressors, or just to say that I should have skipped patriarchal religiosity and joined some new-age goddess religion?”

“None of the above,” said the woman, “I just wanted to tell you that the Magi are here.”

Sure enough, the three wise men rode up.

The crowd gasped, “They’re all male!” and “Not very multicultural!”

“Balthasar here is black,” said one of the Magi.

“Yes, but how many of you are gay or transgender or disabled?” someone shouted.

A committee was quickly formed to find a black, impoverished, but wise lesbian among the halt and lame of Bethlehem.

A calm voice said, “Be of good cheer, Mary, you have done well and your son will change the world.”

At last, a sane person, Mary thought. She turned to see the overly made-up face of a transvestite.

The transvestite spoke again: “There is one thing, though. Religious holidays are important, but can’t we learn to celebrate them in ways that unite, not divide? For instance, instead of all this business about ‘Gloria in excelsis Deo,’ why not just ‘Season’s Greetings’?”

Mary said, “You mean my son has entered human history to deliver the message, ‘Hello, it’s winter’?”

“That’s harsh, Mary,” said the transvestite. “Remember, your son could make it big in midwinter festivals, if he doesn’t push the religion thing too far. Centuries from now, in nations yet unborn, people will go into debt by giving each other pricey gifts and get drunk in office parties on his birthday!”

And so, boys and girls y’all 22 genders and LGBTQPs, that’s how Christmas, the Birthday of Christ, became the politically-correct generic “Happy Holidays” we have today.


21 responses to “A politically-correct Christmas story

  1. This is a sad state our world has become.

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  2. Thank God that now we once again have a Christian president BORN IN THIS COUNTRY who isn’t afraid to stand up for the true meaning of Christmas! No more MUSLIM foreigners usurping the position!

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  3. This is quite good. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. The only response needed –

    Merry Christmas everyone!
    (if you don’t like that then LEAVE)

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  5. Nice!!

    The only thing that might be missing, is Mary having had her gentalia mutilated when she was younger, so the birth of Christ would be a quite painful one. The mutilation of course, was given to her by muslims that wouldn’t even have existed for another 6 centuries +

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  6. Goes to show you how far liberalism, socialism, debauchery and comunism have surreptitiously invaded our beliefs. We have allowed our values and believes to be substituted for an empty doctrine.

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  7. I like the squirrel cuddled on the angels lap.

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  8. Dr Eowyn . . . that was a very “special” telling of the “Christmas Story.” It certainly does point out the absurdity of todays non-mainstream people.

    Although what I am going to share right now, is definitely off the story, I wanted to share with all an experience I had last week. I went to my local library, as I was leaving, there was a very nice young African American man who got to the door first. He commented, “Whoa! It’s really cold outside.” I replied ” It certain is.” Then I went on to say, “Since we are expecting ice and snow, I am on my way to take my sister to the store to stock on supplies.” He then replied, “My Mom just did that.” To which I said, ” Well, you must have a really good Mom — she takes good care of you.” By that time we were at the bottom of the stairs. He started to walk away. When he was about 10 feet from me, he turned and said “Merry Christmas.” Although, it was said in a rather halting manner, and I knew it was not something that he was used to saying . . . I thought it was immeasurably sweet. It warmed my heart. I then replied, “Merry Christmas to you also.” If there is to be “goodwill” between people, then it must start with how I treat others. May we all strive to promote goodwill between all of Heavenly Father’s children. If we can do that, we, we will be on our way to solving problems, and we will further qualify ourselves for living in Heaven with our God.

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  9. I’ve been telling people,”Merry Christmas-we can officially SAY that now!”. People say “Merry Christmas” back to me and most chuckle as they walk away. I haven’t yet met anyone who preferred Happy Holidays.

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    • Same here. One dude to whom I said “Merry Christmas” reacted with a huge smile. Apparently, he was both surprised and delighted.

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      • I think many, many people were sick and tired of having their true selves stifled by being told that it is not appropriate to wish other’s a ” Merry Christmas.” I think the more we interject this greeting into our every day lives the better off everyone will be. Those who do not like it can go suck an egg.

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    • truck . . . wonderful observation. Thank heavens we can now say “Merry Christmas” without feeling like the PC police will be called. I have especially been saying it for the last two weeks. I think it is important for people in our society to get used to hearing that greeting again. Most other people respond with a “Merry Christmas” but I did notice at Safeway, the clerk who was no doubt guarded as to what to say, responded with Happy Holidays. I think that Christ is the reason for the season . . . it is only correct to acknowledge that fact by using the correct greeting.

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  10. Ha! This was great, and I literally laughed out loud a few times!

    One complaint I have, however, is this:

    “Yes, but how many of you are gay or transgender or disabled?” someone shouted.

    I am highly — HIGHLY! — offended that “someone shouted” the word “DISABLED” when, if they’d had any sensitivity, they would have said “IS-abled” or “has SPECIAL NEEDS”. The word “disabled” tells disabled people that they’re disabled. Not very nice!

    I feel a need now to visit my Safe Space.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    See… ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Come To Life

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  12. This reminds me of the book “Politically Correct Bedtime Stories”

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