Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is threatening physical violence against the next individual who wishes him a “Happy Holidays” instead of his preferred religiocentric and discriminatory “Merry Christmas.”
In an overwhelmingly liked Facebook rant, Miller said he “might slap” the next person who greets him with “Happy Holidays.”
“Either tell me Merry Christmas or just don’t say anything,” Miller wrote.
The post is accompanied with an image of cowboy near a sign that reads, "We will never take Christ out of Christmas."
The post was met with a host of incisive responses that rightly criticized Miller’s vile overreaction.
“Happy Winter Solstice, Merry Christmas, Blessed Yule,Happy Hanukkah...phew. I'm out of breath but I think I covered the diversity of the people I love. Next time I'll just say happy holidays because that is what I'm wishing them. Your world must be much smaller,” Facebook user Stacey Britton wrote.
Facebook user Sarah Slamen lampooned Miller for his threat.
“My holiday wish is that you assault someone over this so we can recall/impeach you from office. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!” Slamen commented.
Miller seems to have lost his holiday cheer (oh I’m sorry, I meant Christmas cheer), and turned into quite the icy Scrooge all because some individuals refuse to celebrate his faith.
What goes amiss for the self-centered Republican is that while most Americans do celebrate Christmas, plenty of other holidays are also taken into account during this winter season from Hanukkah and Kwanzaa to New Year’s so the political greeting aptly fits. By pressuring someone (especially through force) to wish another “Merry Christmas” is pure assimilation that goes against America's core value of diversity.
So Happy Holidays, Miller.
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