I guess at least one religiously-driven group has decided that maybe the whole media-contrived War on Christmas might not be as important as the War on Liberty. The Christian Defense Coalition has issued a spot on press release Hit & Run):(via
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, comments, “It is our hope that the Senate will block passage of the renewal of the Patriot Act and craft legislation that will more carefully protect and safeguard civil liberties and the First Amendment. Sadly with the passage of the Patriot Act, a climate and culture has been created in which ‘national security’ has become more important than protecting civil liberties. The result has been the First Amendment has become the ‘second victim’ of 9/11 and the rights of peaceful demonstrators trampled. For example, in the name of ‘national security’ I was arrested on a public sidewalk at the Salt Lake Olympics for holding a sign which said God bless America. And for the sake of ‘national security’, I was arrested on a Washington, D.C. public sidewalk for holding a sign of the Ten Commandments in front of St. Matthew’s Cathedral during the annual Red Mass.”
Preach on, brother.