Yesterday was the Hollywood Christmas Parade, and amusingly enough, the grand marshals were none other than celebrity magicians Penn & Teller. But Penn Jillette and Teller are pretty outspoken on politics and religion––both of them are atheists.
Now, there doesn’t appear to really be that much outrage (save for on Breitbart), but on The View today, the hosts clashed with CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin, who didn’t much care for the decision.
None of the others had a problem with it, but Hostin said she “didn’t like it.” She clarified that she’s not on board with all the “War on Christmas” talk, but at the same time, “it is commemorating the birth of Christ… so why would you have an atheist that doesn’t believe in Christ-mas?”
Whoopi Goldberg said being a grand marshal has nothing to do with religious beliefs, telling Hostin, “You’re outta your mind!”
Candace Cameron Bure suggested renaming it to “holiday parade” might make it better, which Hostin agreed with. But then Goldberg cried, “Then suddenly there is a war on Christmas! When do you wanna be happy?”
Watch above, via ABC.
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