PHOENIX, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A Salvation Army bell ringer in Phoenix said she was assaulted outside a Walmart store for saying "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas."
Kristina Vindiola said she was ringing a bell outside the Walmart to raise money for the charity when a woman took exception to her saying "Happy Holidays," KNXV-TV, Phoenix, reported Tuesday.
"The lady looked at me," said Vindiola. "I thought she was going to put money in the kettle. She came up to me and said, 'Do you believe in God?' And she says, 'You're supposed to say Merry Christmas,' and that's when she hit me."
Vindiola doesn't seem to have been hurt by this (she was hit in the arm), but there is a downside to Fox 'News' encouraging the batshit crazy among us. There is a downside to religious fanaticism (as if we needed more evidence of that, given the current war in Afghanistan).
This was a Salvation Army bell ringer! But I guess she was working to bring Christmas down from the inside, huh?