If Penn & Teller Being Grand Marshals in a Christmas Parade is “Controversial,” Who’s Complaining? November 28, 2015

If Penn & Teller Being Grand Marshals in a Christmas Parade is “Controversial,” Who’s Complaining?

The grand marshals in Sunday’s Hollywood Christmas Parade will be Penn & Teller.

Or, if you’re looking to get some cheap pageviews, the grand marshals for a Christian celebration will be two vocal atheists. (Or, you know, one vocal atheist.)

Is Christmas under attack?

If you listen to the folks upset about coffee cups, you may get the feeling that Starbucks hates Christmas because the company’s holiday cups were just red — no Christmas ornaments like Starbucks cups in the past.

Now, one of Southern California’s most famous holiday events — the Hollywood Christmas Parade — has picked Penn and Teller for its grand marshals.

That’s how they’re reporting this at the ABC affiliate in Los Angeles, even though they can’t offer a single example of anyone actually complaining about this. It’s like they were told to file a story about the War on Christmas, and since there’s no such thing, they created a problem where one didn’t exist.

Believe it or not, even atheists can celebrate the holidays without believing in the Jesus myth.

(Image via Featureflash / Shutterstock.com. Thanks to Brian for the link)

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