Christmas is offensive to the general public, but gay hookups make everyone happy. That seems to be the opinion of D.C.'s Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, which has declined to run a church's Christmas ads but still aims to make the Yuletide gay.
The Archdiocese's ad features an outline of shepherds, cast against a nighttime sky with the words "Find the Perfect Gift." The WMATA's policy, incredibly, disallows ads which "promote or oppose any religion, religious practice or belief." Translation: the city bans the promotion of Christmas.
Last year, WMATA put up posters in its Metro stations advertising a "gay hookup, dating, cruising and sex site," called -- brace yourself -- "Squirt" (decency prevents the inclusion of a link). The ads were befitting of the directness of the name.
Funny -- according to the Left, sexual identity is to be spoken in the same breath as religious affiliation, and should be afforded the same protection against discrimination. Somehow, the government wants to support one identity while barring another.
In defending its ads for Squirt, the WMATA said:
“Metro advertising space has been ruled by the courts as a public forum protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution, and we may not decline ads based on their content, provided that they conform with our Board-approved ad policy."
For now, a federal judge has upheld Metro's shameful ban on Christmas and oppression of Christianity, although the government's moratorium appears to violate "viewpoint neutrality," a legal doctrine stating that the government can't discriminate against a particular viewpoint.
The ban may be overturned, but for now, WMATA has made things clear: if you live in the D.C., area, Uncle Sam doesn't want you to Find the Perfect Gift. He does, however, giddily hope you Find the Perfect Gay. Happy Hunting.