Jewish Comedian Defends Christian Right to Talk About Christmas
Jewish comedian Jackie Mason was a guest on the December 2 edition of The O’Reilly Factor, in which the war on Christmas” was discussed. In defense of freedom to celebrate Christmas, Mason was quoted as saying: “You can’t stop a rap singer from telling people to kill every Jew in the world, every gentile, every short person, every homosexual, everybody. You know why? Because it’s freedom of speech. But if you want to say something good, talk about love and brotherhood by recognizing Christ as the savior and everybody wants to enjoy the merriment, all this is not allowed. The Ku Klux Klan is allowed to march and they’re allowed to holler “Ku Klux Klan,” but God forbid you had a Christmas tree in front of it. They wouldn’t be allowed.”
A video clip of Mason’s comments in defense of Christmas celebrations can be seen online.