If you happen to go on Twitter today (and certainly no one would blame you didn’t) you’ll see that one of the trending topics is “Son of God.”

This being the Christmas season, it’s certainly appropriate that the “Son of God” would be discussed, but it turns out that a closer look at the reason for the sudden uptick in the popularity of the phrase is connected to the Christmas message President Joe Biden delivered to the nation on Tuesday.

During that address, the president remarked:

“And we look to the sky, to a lone star, shining brighter than all the rest, guiding us to the birth of a child — a child Christians believe to be the son of God; miraculously now, here among us on Earth, bringing hope, love and peace and joy to the world. Yes, it’s a story that’s 2,000 years old, but it’s still very much alive today. Just look into the eyes of a child on Christmas morning, or listen to the laughter of a family together this holiday season after years — after years of being apart.”

Could it possibly be any clearer that Biden was referring to the birth of Jesus? Of course not, but to hear right-wingers tell it, the president dissed Christ and even did so deliberately.

Right-wing columnist Todd Starnes attacked the president, writing:

“That’s right, folks. The president failed to mention the name of Jesus during his address. He gave a shout-out to Muslims and Buddhists, but not the Son of God.

“He did, however, reference ‘a child Christians believe to be the son of God.

“Actually, He IS the Son of God, Mr. President. And Jesus is the only reason for the season.”

And then two washed-up “actors,” John Schneider of “The Dukes of Hazard” and fake Hercules Kevin Sorbo weighted in, with Schneider suggesting that Biden should have proclaimed, “Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior, and I will run my country under his guidelines.”

Sorbo then claimed that Biden’s remarks were just another part of the “War on Christmas,” which isn’t a war at all but is always a topic of discussion among conservatives this time of year.

Not everyone in this country is a Christian. Some are Jewish. Others are Muslim. There are also Hindus, atheists and agnostics, and even those who worship Satan, as is their right to do so.

There is no war on Christmas, Christians, or Jesus. There’s just the usual fake outrage among thin-skinned zealots who are too ignorant to remember that we run the United States by the Constitution, not the Bible.

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