Blaze host Elijah Schaffer got himself all worked up recently over a display of nutcrackers at a Target store, taking issue with the fabulousness of one of the offerings in particular: a nutcracker with a rainbow outfit holding a Pride flag.
“They took Christ out of Christmas and turned it gay,” he cried out to the desperate wilderness of conservative Twitter.
They took Christ out of Christmas and turned it gay pic.twitter.com/V98YelNfFm
— ELIJAH ???? (@ElijahSchaffer) November 29, 2021
Now just wait until Schaffer finds out Tchaikovsky, who provided the famous score for The Nutcracker, was gay.
Honestly, there’s nothing gayer than having strong opinions about holiday decorations. And since Christmas is, was, and always will be gay as hell, here are some wonderfully queer and beautifully tacky decorations to add to your home…
They’re hard to come by, because the gay Christmas agenda is winning, obviously, so if you can get your hands on one of Target’s queer nutcrackers, consider yourself fortunate.
Gay agenda ornament
Speaking of the gay Christmas agenda, if we’re going to keep triggering the cishets like Elijah we are going to have to stay on our game. A gay agenda ornament will keep you focused during the hectic holiday season and into the new year, reminding you to get back to it at 100 percent in 2022.
Putting it all behind us ornament
2021 was yet another rough year, with its false promises of a concluding pandemic that continues to stretch on with each new variant, and the continuation of the new shitty normal. But this ornament takes on an uplifting spirit we could all use this time of year, looking brightly ahead, while giving us quite a nice view from behind.
Eggplant and peach ornaments
Something for the top and the bottom on your Christmas list. But what if they’re vers? Simple! Get one of each.
A festive Christmas wreath made entirely out of rainbow balls. Need we say more?
Santa riding a unicorn ornament
Supply lines are all sorts of messed up this year, so even Santa is having to improvise. Luckily, when his reindeer are all tapped out he can always turn to his unicorn, and from the look on his face here he’s starting to prefer that means of transportation.
Santa waving rainbow flag ornament
Keeping with the Santa having a gay ol’ time theme, you can also get your hands on this ornament with Saint Nick proudly waving the rainbow flag. Isn’t he cute?
Rainbow Christmas tree
And finally… We need some place worthy to hang all these queer ornaments. What better than an artificial rainbow Christmas tree?
Christ was never apart of Xmas from the start. It’s one of Christianity’s stolen holidays.
That is the dumbest thing I have read this week. Get a clue.
No, he’s right. It was an appropriated holiday. Christians also appropriated the virgin birth and the resurrection, among other things.
@wikidBSTN Of course to you it would be. Your people have always found problems with reality.
We need to remember the reason for the season.
The winter Solstice
I’m sorry, but Christmas can only be celebrated by white, cis, heterosexual, males.
Decorations, parties, and gifts are what I always enjoyed, no matter what holiday it was called!
Wow, and I thought i ‘d heard everything. It’s impossible to take Christ out of Christmas as the word Christmas means Christ’s Mass. sadly the real meaning of the holiday got lost years ago and now it’s spend till you’re almost broke, eat and drink like there’s no tomorrow etc. Sadly the naysayers want to ruin everything good and in this world, we all could use a heavy dose of what Christmas is all about, that being peace, joy and love. if you don’t want to celebrate the birth of Christ, as that is what Christmas is and has been for 2000 years that’s your choice but please don’t spoil this greatest time of the year for those of us who could use some joy and happiness given the way things are going. A historical note: Astronomers and scientists theorize Christ was born in the Spring but we celebrate Christmas in December to coordinate with the ancient Roman feast of Saturnalia celebrated around the winter solstice. This way early Christians could celebrate the birth of Christ in secret. In the early Roman empire up to around 306 AD being a Christian carried a death sentence until Constantine legalized Christianity in the early 4th century.
Well said. Thank you for your sanity.
@winemaker Quit playing the semantics game. Of course Christmas is a shortened version of Christ’s Mass. Nobody has said otherwise. The points being made here are that the holiday itself as well as most of it’s traditions and practices are NOT Christian. They were appropriated, by force in most instances, by The Church in it’s quest to stamp out pre-Christian religions.
No, it wasn’t moved to December 25th so Christians could practice in secret during Saturnalia. Early Christians didn’t even celebrate Jesus’ birth. They purposely avoided any celebrations, festivities, etc to distance themselves from any pagan practices. Early Christians didn’t even know when Jesus was born! Yes, after Constantine converted this changed. From the mid-fourth century on, we do find Christians deliberately adapting and Christianizing pagan festivals. A famous proponent of this practice was Pope Gregory the Great, who, in a letter written in 601 C.E. to a Christian missionary in Britain, recommended that local pagan temples not be destroyed but be converted into churches, and that pagan festivals be celebrated as feasts of Christian martyrs. At this late point, Christmas may well have acquired some pagan trappings. In fact, most of the traditional practices we have today stem from Christian missionaries who went into Northern and Western Europe to convert people. There they witnessed a whole bunch of midwinter celebrations, including Yule, and incorporated those into Christ’s Mass.
Even Jesus’ origin myth is not his alone. Do you really think that he was the first god born of a virgin, sacrificed for his followers, then resurrected days later? Because, he’s not.
I don’t care if you want to celebrate Christ’s Mass or on that date. You are free to do so. I wouldn’t advocate stopping that. However, don’t for a second try to deny that many of your religious holidays and practices are unique and were not appropriated from previous religious groups. There’s even a d*mn phrase for this phenomenon; Religious syncretism.
@winemaker and @wikidBSTN
I see you’re the right wing, anti-lgbtq troll account, as usual switches screenames to come in and back up it’s own post. LOL!!!!!
Wow. You were really triggered by the turn of phrase used for a headline. LOL
Yeh get of Christ the cause to just make more money WTF?
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