X-Mas-lovin’ Judge Doesn’t Cry Over Onion Gag

With conservatives loudly lamenting the alleged marginalization of Christmas – Bill O’Reilly has lately been braying that the salutation “happy holidays? is offensive to Christians — one of the nation’s less sanctimonious news sources today offered up its own take.

In a story titled “Activist Judge Cancels Christmas,? the Wednesday issue of The Onion wrote that “In a sudden and unexpected blow to the Americans working to protect the holiday, liberal U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Reinhardt ruled the private celebration of Christmas unconstitutional Monday.?

The piece — parody, of course — went on to refer to the “all-powerful liberal courts,? and said that “In support of Reinhardt’s ruling, Sen. Ted Kennedy, a Jew, introduced legislation that would mandate the registration of every Christian in the United States.?

“That was my favorite, the Kennedy thing,? Reinhardt said late Wednesday. After 25 years on the Ninth Circuit, Reinhardt’s eloquently worded opinions have become notorious for infuriating social conservatives, and he’s been the frequent butt of outcries against an allegedly out-of-control judiciary. He said the Onion story hit a particularly soft spot for him.

“It’s kind of funny, because I happen to be a great fan of Christmas,? said Reinhardt, a Jew. “It’s the source of some contention in the family because I always have a Christmas tree.? Apparently, not everyone in his family is so enthusiastic about Christmas.

That’s no deterrent to the judge. “I love Christmas carols,? he said, “and Christmas is my favorite holiday.?

— Justin Scheck

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3 Responses to “X-Mas-lovin’ Judge Doesn’t Cry Over Onion Gag”

  1. Whosawhat Says:

    “said Reinhardt, a Jew.” … awesome

  2. Brian Says:

    Reinhardt is the most pathetic judge on the bench today. Bar none.

  3. coffeebarchick Says:

    RE: “In support of Reinhardt’s ruling, Sen. Ted Kennedy, a Jew, introduced legislation that would mandate the registration of every Christian in the United States.?

    Priceless

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