‘Tis the season. Families around Christendom are about to gather together, open presents, drink eggnog, and share a lovely dinner together. But, increasingly, there is a stark divide over the reason for the season, and Christmas this year, like the last, and like Thanksgiving, will most likely involve angry millennials arriving with talking points in hand. Like a swarm of bespectacled rainbow-haired hornets, they will descend on their families ready to explain why Aunt Sally should support Elizabeth Warren, that Uncle Ron is a racist, and that the whole family gathering is just too heteronormative and cissexist. After all, Cousin Bobby once saw a romantic comedy by himself, but he still pretends… come on, Bobby… admit it. You are gay, or transgender, or something. Come out of the closet! The millennials are here for you! You see, to leftists, and especially the younger amongst them, the reason for the season is to push their politics onto everyone around them.

Indeed, to them, Christmas is the story of a baby born to a young woman and her cuckolded husband. They were visited by three wise women before fleeing as Syrian refugees or illegal aliens from Mexico to a nearby country because the local fascist regime knew one day that the baby would  lead a Marxist revolution. To celebrate, a black homosexual named Santa Claus and his white “husband,” David, sneak into homes around the world on Christmas Eve to leave presents for children. Importantly, the homosexual pair can see the children when they are sleeping, and they know when you are awake. They also know if the children have been bad or good, and locking your doors will not keep them out. This is the degenerate hellscape that leftists have imagined so as to subvert the Lord, and it is this that they will bring with them to Christmas dinner.

What then is to be done? It would be all too easy to remember Psalm 143:1 (DRA, 144:1 in others)—”Blessed be the Lord my God, who teacheth my hands to fight, and my fingers to war.” But, rather than pummeling any godless liberal in attendance at Christmas dinner, you should also remember Matthew 18:15—”But if thy brother shall offend against thee, go, and rebuke him between thee and him alone. If he shall hear thee, thou shalt gain thy brother.” And James 5:19-20—”My brethren, if any of you err from the truth, and one convert him: He must know that he who causeth a sinner to be converted from the error of his way, shall save his soul from death, and shall cover a multitude of sins.” So, as 2 Peter 3:9 tells us the “Lord delayeth not his promise, as some imagine, but dealeth patiently for your sake, not willing that any should perish, but that all should return to penance,” you must remember the reason for the season, the reason that the Lord came… so that we could be saved and so that we might carry the Good News to others, even MSNBC-watching liberals.

When they seek to sow division and blaspheme the Lord to promote their politics, respond with kindness yet strength. Remind them that it costs 12 times more to resettle a single refugee here than in a neighboring country in the Middle East, which means that we could help 12 times as many people by not importing them. You can also remind them that less than 3% of those flooding into Europe in 2016 were actually refugees per the UN, and 80% were not from Syria. In addition, very few find work, which makes them prime recruiting targets for groups such as ISIS. Indeed, virtually all of the migrants flooding into Christendom are Mohammedans with nations such as Sweden seeing spikes in homicide and rape. Indeed, Christmas in England is now defined by armed police and concrete barriers in the hope of stopping Islamic attacks. When they inevitably tell you to love your Muslim neighbors, point out that the Father said in Numbers 33:55 that non-believers allowed to live amongst the faithful “shall be unto you as nails in your eyes, and spears in your sides, and they shall be your adversaries in the land of your habitation.” If they insist on attacking President Trump, respond with 1 Timothy 2:1-4, offering prayers “for all that are in high station: that we may lead a quiet and a peaceable life in all piety and chastity. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

If all else fails (including your patience), then remember the story of Ole St. Nick at the Council of Nicaea where he attempted to literally knock some sense into a heretic.