Putting Christ back into Christmas: Santa prays to Jesus in bus ad
A new shot has been fired in the war on Christmas with a new ad featuring Santa praying to Jesus.
New Hope Christian Church based in suburban Dublin, Ireland launched a poster ad campaign on local buses with the tagline: “Thank you Jesus for being the greatest gift of all.”
As you might expect, the response on social media has been hilarious.
Santa praying to Jesus ad on Dublin Bus.. probably praying for a full time gig and not just "seasonal work". pic.twitter.com/woYEQt6vkP— Luke :) (@AGuyNamedLuke_) December 3, 2015
How dare Christians hijack Christmas like this! https://t.co/jmauYvxeWn— Alan Caulfield (@alan_caulfield) December 3, 2015
It suggests the image of a bearded, red-suited icon praying to a bearded, white-robed son of God may not get the reaction New Hope was looking for.
The War on Christmas started extra crazy this year after former pastor Joshua Feuerstein called for a boycott of Starbucks.
He slammed the world’s largest coffee shop chain last month for changing the seasonally-inspired design of their cups to a plain red motif.
However, his inability to keep his opinions to himself has made him the target of a new campaign.
Thousands of Twitter followers want police to #arrestjoshuafeuerstein after a new video rant he posted threatened doctors from Planned Parenthood.
“I say tonight we punish Planned Parenthood. I think it’s time that abortion doctors should have to run and hide and be afraid for their lives,” he said in a YouTube post that he later took down – but not before his opponents re-posted their own versions.