A Catholic priest is counseling hosts of Fox & Friends to chill out and enjoy the holiday season instead of being “so angry about this war on Christmas” that their network has been hyping.
Fox News co-host Clayton Morris began a Sunday segment about the “war on Christmas” by announcing that “across the country, nativity displays [are] being nixed and Christmas trees being called holiday trees instead.”
“I’m going to bet that Father Jon, our religion contributor, has some thoughts on this,” co-host Alisyn Camerota said, setting Father Jonathan Morris up to blast atheists’ supposed “war” on the Christian holiday.
“The reason I’m not angry is that — yes I think it’s silly, it’s out of place for people to dedicate so much energy to try to get rid of Christmas scenes like this — the good news is when Christianity has been persecuted, when it has been outlawed, when people have died for this faith, it hasn’t gone away,” the conservative Catholic priest explained. “And everybody has an opportunity to make sure that their faith does not go away in this Christmas season and to live that faith as a family, as a community.”
Morris added that fighting a “very small percentage of people who are working to try to get rid of these public expressions” was not worth “losing the peace.”
“If our Christmas is going to be all about getting upset at people who are to trying do away our Christmas, isn’t that silly, too?” he asked the hosts.
“We needed you to shed some light on that four hours ago [before the show started],” co-host Dave Briggs admitted.
“You guys look so angry about this war on Christmas,” Morris concluded. “I can tell.”
“Thank you, father,” Morris said as he transitioned into a segment about the recreational use of marijuana.
Watch this video from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Dec. 2, 2012.