Conservative commentator and radio host Erick Erickson responded to a piece from Newsweek that suggested he was racist because he put Christmas lights on a cross in his front yard, shrugging them off as preposterous.
The piece used mainly a group of disgruntled progressives on social media as the entire basis for the story, which was condemned and ignored by other journalists. On the bright side, however, Erickson reports that since the attacks gained traction online, sales of the crosses have soared and they’re popping up all over his town.
SEE IT: Crosses springing up all over the neighborhood:
Erickson bought the cross from neighborhood kids, who were selling them for $20 in order to raise money to help medical first responders battling coronavirus on the front lines. Erickson explained that since this is the holy week of Easter it made sense to add lights to the cross since Jesus is the light of the world.
Several other people in the neighborhood also purchased the crosses and added lights, including one black family, according to Erickson.
The interview also included discussion about faith in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and answered a frequent complaint from atheists (and others) during this time: where is God? Why won’t he stop this?
Check out the video at the top of the story for his full response.