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Marjorie Taylor Greene Actually Wants Republicans To Stop Wishing People A Happy Kwanzaa

Marjorie Taylor Greene Actually Wants Republicans To Stop Wishing People A Happy Kwanzaa

Every year, memes circulate scolding non-Christians who are said to be ‘offended’ at being wished a Merry Christmas that they don’t celebrate, although there’s never any evidence of this imagined group of offended folks. (Many non-Christians actually celebrate Christmas, incidentally.) However, there are always a few people who do get offended that others celebrate differently — as Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene demonstrated on the day after Christmas.

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Kwanzaa begins on December 26th, and it’s a week-long celebration of African-American heritage and culture. It isn’t a rejection of Santa, Christmas, or the Christian God — it’s just a separate holiday with its own meaning. The official College Republicans account on Twitter tweeted out a greeting for the holiday this year — simply “Wishing you a happy and prosperous Kwanza!”

Well, someone got offended, and unsurprisingly, it was the newest House Representative from Georgia, Marjorie Taylor Greene. “Stop,” she tweeted. “It’s a fake religion created by a psychopath.”

Kwanzaa, incidentally, is not a religion. It’s a holiday. As the History Channel‘s website explains, people of various faiths, including Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Buddhists, celebrate Kwanza each year, coming together to focus on seven principles which include faith, creativity, unity, and collective work.

Still, Greene griped about the College Republicans’ effort, however minimal, at inclusivity, saying that this holiday wish isn’t inviting new people in, but pushing current supporters away. What’s so offensive about wishing people well throughout the holiday season? The Congresswoman from Georgia didn’t say, but she made it very clear that she’s not happy about it.

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