The object of Hannity’s ire isn’t a “happy holidays” or the removal of any sign of Christmas, but rather a Massachusetts church celebrating the holiday while making a point about refugees.
Saint Susanna Parish in Dedham has placed the baby Jesus in its Nativity scene and the Magi behind a fence, according to Boston25.
“Sixty-five million refugees worldwide seeking a better way of life and we were wondering what that might look like 2,000 years ago if this family encountered the same dynamics that are taking place in our country right now,” the Rev. Steve Josoma told the station.
ON #HANNITY NOW: CHRISTMAS IS UNDER SIEGE. A Massachusetts church puts baby Jesus in a cage to make a political statement. Watch NOW!— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) December 6, 2018
Given Hannity’s own history of politicizing the holiday ― and his support for President Donald Trump, who made it a literal campaign issue ― Twitter users weren’t having it.
Here are some of the replies:
Client number 3 declares war on Christmas— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) December 6, 2018
How are you more upset by a church pointing out what’s happening at the border than what’s actually happening at the border?— jordan (@JordanUhl) December 6, 2018
The irony.— Seth (@sethrd) December 6, 2018
Please stop angering the people at my grandma’s nursing home— Kris M. Wernowsky (@kriswernowsky) December 6, 2018
Christmas is being politicized? Ya don't say.https://t.co/p9PG5r8S1X— Azul (@hierroyluz) December 6, 2018
So...the Church is doing a war on Christmas?— Mr. Dr. Bricing Wolf (@DoctorBadWolf) December 6, 2018
By reminding us that Jesus was a refugee, immigrant, and asylum seeker, in his life?
You ‘member the “what you did for the least of my people” line, right?
Tbh, seems like you’re in a war on Christ, more than anything.
Don’t you have Starbucks cups to be mad at?— Jeff Abbott (@not_me_on) December 6, 2018
Sounds right. Right on time a new Xmas horror story pic.twitter.com/ejdyh4g4Sf— Tmayo (@Tmayo72813432) December 6, 2018
Relax cowboy, it's not a real baby.— Beel (Very Cool) (@tomservo10) December 6, 2018
Christmas is just fine. Families are under siege.— Angela Martinez (@3angelamartinez) December 6, 2018
is this a parody account?— kpills (@kpills) December 6, 2018
Brought to you by the network that has an annual ‘War Against Christmas’ 2 month special every year...— Scott (@scottk1350) December 6, 2018
even your viewers have to catch on to this irony, right? i mean come on. you're way too close to the sun i think.— bleaks (@bleakfacts) December 6, 2018
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.