Should 'The Factor' tone down its defense of Christmas?
Father Jonathan Morris weighs in
- Duration 6:56
- Date Dec 3, 2012
Father Jonathan Morris weighs in
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Fact -- segment tonight every year I have to deal with assaults against Christmas that does not make me happy I don't want to do this.
But I personally I'm fed up.
The people who want to diminish the Christmas federal holiday are insulting.
And they're insulting you.
If you are Christian and or believe in traditional America.
There is nothing wrong with Christmas it is not a threat to anyone it does not make any rational person field that.
All of this garbage.
Rhode Island refusing to call a Christmas tree a Christmas tree.
Atheist trying to get the Manger scene managed schools -- placing Christmas carols at secular songs all of that.
Is in salty.
Therefore I'm not gonna back away from my campaign to keep Christmas Christmas in this country but Father Jonathan Morris of Fox News contributor sees it a bit different.
The reason I'm not anger is that while yes I think it's silly it's out of place for people to dedicate so much energy just try to get rid of Christmas seems like that's.
The good news is when christianity.
Has been persecuted what it has been outlawed when it but people have died for their faith.
It hasn't gone away if our -- is -- Christmas is going to be all about getting upset at people who expected take away our Christmas isn't that silly to.
-- -- now is thought Mars or could you disagree with -- about what I just said because it isn't silly.
What's not so my campaign no it's not at all when I was very deadly Syrian and I absolutely agree with you that you should be doing what you're doing what silly.
Is that choice of some people to try to take Christ out of Christmas that's silly not just a Christian way of saying stupid okay -- You don't see the urgency of this as I see it and I think that's where we depart here.
I see this is a much larger -- not about the crash it's out about a Christmas trees on about tinsel and Charlie Brown.
This is about.
An assault on Christian America that's been going on for many many years I surely you know.
That you can bash Christians all day long in this country with no consequence shortly you know that.
I I do know that and except for the consequence of us speaking out as we're doing now you know Jewish and -- a good kind who's thinking up beside me.
Lots of people are sleeping on him I'm sitting here right here you -- -- -- -- -- -- FOX & Friends people -- -- -- silly and isn't it silly to diminish Christmas by even engaging it it -- what I said to them was it is silly for somebody silliness in -- -- Of for example calling a menorah a holiday candlestick that silly.
It's irrational it's not good -- -- trying to say it's important for us to speak out.
But not to get upset to the point in which.
Our Christmas my Christmas becomes all about being angry at people who are not -- I think anybody's in that category I'm certainly not.
My eight -- -- to keep this country seen.
I'm with OK I'm with a better -- I am very -- edited and is not an easy deal and I have a lot of people coming up behind me I need a perfect example.
I believe that christianity in this country is under assault I believe that the forces of secularism.
Want to destroy as much of the Christian tradition that we have in this country is -- -- Would you disagree -- -- that there are absolutely so we have somebody like Caroline Kennedy.
-- the Democratic Convention go up there on the stage Caroline Kennedy.
Identified herself as a Catholic woman and then launch into -- -- abortion should be.
Not one Catholic bishop not walk.
Spoke out against this Kennedy in public not want.
If you're not going to defend not you father -- split if the structure of christianity in this country isn't going to defend.
What they believe in.
You will lose.
I'm with you bill and I I think bishop should have been -- -- outspoken in that case I would points for example of cardinal Dolan.
Going to the Democratic National Convention as he did to the Republican National Convention saying two different first praying in different ways if you read his prayer at the Democratic National Convention.
He was trolling for the outlaw outlawing of abortion among other things is good -- kill you -- approaching it.
Dole is a good man.
And that's -- you when you need a little Riley's and you need cardinal are only -- he should warrant is what he should've done because he was that.
The Democratic Convention with -- candidate.
They're there at the same -- issued an exorcism on who who had okay come out of your mind nobody got everybody's attention didn't.
And then -- Linda Blair.
I could have been -- -- -- -- not the cardinal archbishop you know a lot of reasons why I'm not even close and had to put him telling you and I'm telling you didn't all due respect and affection are.
If you guys those start stepping up soon and more forcefully you're gonna lose your Christian traditions in this compound with you -- all right -- what kind of let me give you one more example gay marriage right.
I got nothing against gay -- not my issue all right I want homosexual Americans to be happy.
And pursue that as I -- what I as time so I'm not gonna be an anti gay marriage warrior but if you believe.
All right and and then and the other Christian religions and is a lot about the gay marriages is wrong and harmful.
Did you gotta get up there and make just a strong argument I -- Haven't and that's what public opinion is turning against in favor of gay marriage you losing these wars fought.
No I don't disagree and I agreed with you that there are people who are -- trying to wipe out.
The name and the voice of god from the public's that's right in when that happens.
Values of families and individuals change and that -- happen that's been happening in America and happening -- Every single Europe.
-- country collapses and make one suggestion go via.
If you think it's bishops and pastors who are the only ones with responsibility to do this you're wrong.
They're the leaders.
They're the leader bill there is different types of leaders and cats are great people Cristian lay people have responsibility.
To -- from their own places of work.
And their -- places of leadership to stand up and to believe and professor but I.
And to do it joyfully and I just want to make it made this isn't a Catholic issue you products sends out there are -- -- unaffiliated Christians.
We're all in the same Super Bowl here and I'm sorry if jobless not just Christians and Kathleen while I -- our people who admire.
The philosophy of christianity but we are -- religion of christianity in the -- we're not gonna debate that now it is also religion it's a religion.
But it's a philosophy absolute that is -- do that is be Judy not a -- administered by.
Different religions that's a good to have you back out of that I could not commit to get a run it past the wise you up -- -- that I'm open -- -- but I'm gonna be excommunicated I know that.