Sarah Palin is fighting back against the war on Christmas being launched by “angry atheists.” The former Vice-Presidential candidate and governor of Alaska is no longer in office, but still has a rabid following who turn out in droves to hear her speak. More than 10,000 students at Liberty University in Virginia showed up for a Palin speech that also promoted her new book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas, which was released last month.
In her university speech, Palin said that “revisionists” are trying to “take the Christ out of Christmas” and turn the holiday into a “winter solstice season.” She also accused non-religious people of trying to ruin Christmas for others and being unable to appreciate the principles of the U.S. Constitution. “Why is it they get to claim some offense taken when they see a plastic Jewish family on somebody’s lawn – a nativity scene, that’s basically what it is, right?” she said. “They say that it physically even can hurt them and mentally it distresses them so they sue, right?”
Palin continued ranting about the double standard regarding the holiday season and liberal media. “But heaven forbid we claim any type of offense when we say, ‘Wait, you’re stripping Jesus from the reason, as the reason for the season,’” said Palin. “So that double standard, I think Thomas Jefferson would certainly recognize it and stand up and he wouldn’t let anybody tell him to sit down and shut up.”
The attack on Christmas is also making its way into local schools. A Georgia school recently banned its teachers from placing Christmas cards on their door outside of the classroom, which had been a tradition there for decades. The school also ordered all religious artifacts, items and icons to be removed from their classrooms.