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Kirk Cameron: ‘I am Saving Christmas From Liberals and Pagans’

Kirk Cameron- the once 80’s sitcom star turned fundamental Christian – is all about the holidays these days.

Just last month, he made a huge deal about how Halloween was actually a Christian holiday that should be celebrated by donning Obama-mocking masks.

That fact-challenged tantrum did not go over well, even among fellow evangelicals, who quickly called him a loon.

Now, he is back explaining why Christmas needs to be saved.

Apparently, he has a new movie out called ‘Saving Christmas’ because the ‘war on Christmas‘ touted by the right is very, very real.

“It starts this time of year. You have people who want to pull down nativity scenes, you have lawsuits showing up in schools that can’t have Christmas performances,” Cameron – who apparently watches way to much Fox News – told the Christian Post.  “It has to be winter break or holiday break or sparkle season … they want to take that out of Christmas so they don’t offend people who hate Christmas. And then we have a new group who are telling us, convincingly, that Christmas is actually a celebration of paganism.”

He then said that people ‘drank the Koolaid’ and believe that whole pagan-Christmas thing when they should be thinking about Christ only on December 25.

“I want people to walk out of the theater, and first of all, have heard the Gospel, the Good News that God came to remove our sins, died, was buried and overcame the grave,” Cameron said. “I hope people will walk out of there and throw both arms around their Christmas tree, and both arms around the gifts and their children and the feasting and say, ‘Christmas is all about Christ.'”

For the record, not only do the vast majority of historians agree there is a bit of paganism in the holiday season, even Cameron’s fellow religious righters  concede that the Christian holiday – which coincides with the winter solstice– has a hint of pagan a its roots.

“A lot of things we do today have pagan and pre-Christian origins,” Liberty Counsel founder Mat Staver said back in 2011, making it clear Cameron is just making stuff up.

Photo Credit: Saving Christmas promo pic

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