Isaac Hanson of the one-hit-wonder boy band Hanson shared some conspiracy theory nonsense on social media earlier this week claiming that our “governments” are trying to cancel Christmas.
In the extremely typo-heavy post, it’s hard to even read much less make sense of, but the musician made some pretty whack job claims that are not founded in reality and defy logic. Read on at your own peril.
Isaac Hanson instructed his fans to choose their faith over fear for the sake of Christmas.
Hanson, a 39-year-old adult man used the Instagram story feature to post the bizarre screed.
“At some point very soon Christians and Church’s [sic] (and for that matter anyone of any faith) is going to have to decide, is [sic] your faith is more important than your fear,” the “MMMbop” singer wrote.
“We are quickly approaching Christmas and it too will be canceled (by our governments), just like Easter was and Thanksgiving is being suggested to be. I for one will not comply,” the singer explained.
The kicker was the bastardized verse from Proverbs he ended with. “I fear God more that [sic] I fear death and far more than I fear my government!!! (Prob. [sic] 9:10)”
As you might have guessed, that is not actually a line from the Bible. Proverbs 9:10 from the King James Version reads, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”
That has a slightly different ring to it, right?
We’re not sure how anyone could reach the conclusions that Hanson has, but we know it sounds exactly like something you’d hear on a certain hyper-conservative cable news network.
Hanson fans, we’re sorry for your loss.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the government has not forced the cancellation of any holiday, religious or otherwise. In fact, the federal government has done practically nothing. We’re not sure what world Hanson lives in, but in the one we inhabit, 235,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the U.S. Large gatherings have been discouraged, by the federal government but it has left the decision up to states and local municipalities for how they manage the crisis.
Hanson resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma in a state with no statewide mask mandate. Currently, the state only asks residents to avoid gatherings of 10 people or more. In many other places, the guidelines are much more aggressive. In Oklahoma, restrictions were implemented and lifted way back in June. Everything is open in Oklahoma and has been for nearly six months.
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We mention all this because we want readers to understand the level of nonsense in Hanson’s post. The singer has almost 100,000 followers on Instagram so we don’t expect hordes of Hanson fans to begin protesting the federal government to “save Christmas,” but he does have reach and the truth and reality matter.
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