Salvation Army Volunteer Wishes Woman "Happy Holidays," Gets Assaulted

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The alleged war against Christmas took its battle to a new low front this week:

A Walmart in Phoenix, where a Salvation Army volunteer named Kristina Vindiola says she was wishing customers "happy holidays" when a woman stopped and approached her.

"The lady looked at me,” Vindiola told an ABC affiliate. “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 says the lady struck her in the arm and then went inside the store like nothing happened.

The manager called the police, but surveillance video didn't provide enough evidence to arrest the alleged assaulter.

Still, this is the latest example of an ongoing battle between those who believe Christmas is being disrespected and those who... don't.

Bill O'Reilly, for instance, believes Santa is white, but also that this debate is irrelevant. What's important is the spirit of the holiday season and how it "transcends all racial boundaries."

We can't believe we're saying this, but we agree with Bill O'Reilly.

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So this Mexican lady should sue. She should sue the Salvation Army and the store that the bell ringer was outside of . She should sue for pain and suffering and mental angish . This poor woman deserves to be PAID!! Get that money Lopetia Lopez!

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The real problem is that at this time of year, with all the family piled in on you/the food you have to cook to feed everyone/the presents you have to buy/the headaches/the cold weather/fighting the crowds/the "oh god I'm so tired, someone kill me now please" feeling, that anyone even cares between Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas!!!!! I quite honestly have better and more important things to worry about, as I'm sure most people do. Not to mention the fact that a true God-Fearing woman would never disgrace his name by committing a senseless act of violence, and really who besides Bill O'Reilly care about Santa's skin color? Santa is a story to make the christmas fun for little kids, when I was little Santa's skin tone never even crossed my mind, god alot of people need to grow up and take a long, hard look at this little thing I've known for a long time as REALITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I call bs. She wasn't punched ... it was a tap on the arm. You know how old people will tap your arm ... kinda like saying did u hear me. Blowing up the issue. Merry Christmas. ..happy holidays. Whatever floats your boat.

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Growing up in the Northeast, we never assumed everyone we encountered was a Christian. I grew up Catholic with more than half my classmates being Jewish. Happy Holidays is a respectful way to spread cheer and goodwill. Also saying "Happy Holidays" can serve as a greeting for New Years as well.

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THE SALVATION ARMY IS SAVING ONLY ONE THING !!! YOUR MONEY FOR THEMSELVES !!!! NON-PROFITS ARE SCAM !!!! THEY ARE ALL HEAD QURTERED IN ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA AND THEREABOUTS TO BRIBE THE RAT BASTERD CONGRESS FOR COMPLICITY IN THERE RACKET !!!! NO VICTIM OF - FOR EXAMPLE - THE HURRCANE SANDY EVER SAW ONE DIME FROM THE "ARMY " DON'T BE CLUSLESS ALL YOUR LIFE !1