Disinfo: Soon it will no longer be possible to celebrate a Christian Christmas in the United States

Summary

Christianity is gradually being marginalised in the United States. Each year it becomes more difficult to find a Christmas card that says “Merry Christmas” instead of “Seasons Greetings”.

In some churches Christianity is being transmuted into Christian Zionism and the worship of Israel. Others fly LGBTQ and BLM flags.

Soon the time will come when it will no longer be possible to celebrate a Christian Christmas, because a Christian Christmas will be considered “not inclusive” in a diverse society and therefore “politically incorrect,” if not a hate crime.

Disproof

The article’s claims are consistent with the recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Western élites and governments deliberately threatening and undermining traditional Christian values, as well as seeking to end the celebration of Christmas. The article also repeats a narrative spread by some pro-Kremlin outlets claiming that “Zionists”, LGBTQ groups or the Black Lives Matter movement are undermining authentic Christianity in the US.

No evidence is provided to support the article’s claim that in the not-too-distant future it will no longer be possible to celebrate an authentic Christmas in the United States.

Furthermore, it is not true that Christianity is being marginalised in America. From the Founding Fathers through the present, Christianity has exercised and continues to exercise powerful influence in the United States—from its role in shaping politics and social institutions to its hand in inspiring art and culture. Many researchers argue that Christianity in the US is not declining but is changing.

Read similar cases claiming that the US government is trying to eradicate Christianity, and that the EU and NATO view Christianity as a force that needs to be overcome.

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  • Reported in: Issue 225
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/12/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Italian, English
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US
  • Keywords: Western values, Christmas, LGBT, Christianity, Conspiracy theory
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