I was lying in bed going through my Twitter feed on Boxing Day when I came across a tweet by one Ann Coulter (who I had never even heard of before). I felt compelled to respond because I disagreed with the sentiments she expressed. Sadly, my response contained one or two too many hashtags, but that is another story.
Here is her tweet and my response:
Mary and Joseph weren’t refugees, you illiterate. They were going to Bethlehem TO REGISTER WITH THE GOVERNMENT. https://t.co/3kGMYvE3DD
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) December 26, 2017
Erm assuming the story is true, then yes, in #Bethlehem they were NOT refugees, but in #Egypt they very much were #refugees. They went there to avoid having their #baby killed by the authorities. Pretty much meets the definition. #Mary #Joseph #Jesus #Nativity #Christmas
— Daniella Argento (@DaniArgTG) December 26, 2017
There were some responses to my tweet, most of which I ignored, but I did engage with a few that warranted engagement. If you want to follow the thread, please feel free to do so. I however had no idea what I had started. We went off to a Boxing Day family gathering and on returning, I found that my Twitter feed had been going crazy… And has continued to do so for the last 36 hours.
Then today I saw that The Daily Dot had picked up on my tweet as well. It explains a lot. On the other hand it isn’t every day that you are mentioned in the same article as the Pope. I guess I will take that.