‘The War on Christmas Is Over’: Watters, Falwell Blast Critics of ‘Rudolph’, Melania’s WH Trees
Jerry Falwell Jr., son of the late evangelist Rev. Jerry Falwell, joined Jesse Watters on "Watters' World" Saturday to react to the latest outrage directed at Christmas art and tradition.
Falwell, president of Liberty University in southside Virginia, blasted a claim by the Huffington Post that the Arthur Rankin Jr. and Johnny Marks classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" is "seriously problematic."
Watters said "Rudolph" was dinged for highlighting "bullying" and pointed to detractors that called it a "parable on racism and homophobia" and that Santa Claus' organization is an "HR nightmare."
A video tweeted by the liberal news outlet slammed Rudolph's father, Donner, for his treatment of his son and the fact he wouldn't the animal's mother join the search for Rudolph once he went missing.
Falwell said "Rudolph" is an example of art, and that it is unlike some of what the left wing considers "art."
"The left uses art as an excuse to put on display some of the most vile and absolutely disgusting types of displays," Falwell said.
He also ripped the township of Old Bridge, N.J. for pressuring a resident to pay fees related to an enormous Christmas light display on his property.
Falwell said that he personally has fought the city of Lynchburg to post signs and other things on Liberty University property and "hates zoning" ordinances.
He also dismissed criticism of First Lady Melania Trump's red, white and blue Christmas trees at the White House -- as well as complaints of purported "racism" over a Massachusetts town's event called "I'm Dreaming of a White Dorchester."
Falwell said it was obvious the town leaders were referring to the Irving Berlin tune popularized by Bing Crosby and not a person's skin color.
"I think the War on Christmas is over," Watters said. "People on that [opposing] side lost."