Erick Erickson Says Cross Sales Soared After Newsweek’s ‘Burning Cross’ Hit Piece By Dan Andros for Faith Wire News
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.