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In fact -- segment tonight just a few moments Jesse Watters will confront Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee about his refusal to call Christmas tree a Christmas tree.
But first our pal Jon Stewart is following the various Christmas controversies.
But his war on Christmas it's back baby and this year's designated Scrooge.
Island governor and part time Steve -- impersonator.
Lincoln Chafee couple.
-- weeks ago -- had the audacity.
To invite Americans.
To -- sure -- a -- king.
Board judging by the reaction and Jesus -- Christie mystery with a -- Jerry keep Christ in Christmas.
Why these pilgrims brave incredibly difficult that conditions still live here -- here.
And and to try to start a new you know -- no way of life for themselves religious preliminary come down and -- religious freedom is on the rocks yeah.
That's lady wearing cross on television.
Of course not ads on the -- as it was in the seventeenth century when your friends the pilgrims.
Outlawed Christmas celebrations as -- sacrilege.
And declare gifts and Christmas decorations satanic all.
Levying a five -- behind on anyone -- saying Merry Christmas.
Talk to you take for granted ubiquity of Christmas.
But -- there has been a war.
Christmas is the aggressor nation.
Right now every public space in the country looks like -- got hit with a 500 pound potential bomb.
White -- look like -- yuletide episode of orders.
-- displays are subsidized by.
What's that thing you don't want to spend on anything taxpayer money.
We all did go back to always.
Calling -- his Christmas trees and saying Merry Christmas.
Would that make -- happy.
The good news is now some retailers are going back to using the word Christmas again what are they just doing it to make a quick buck and it's so -- OK with it.
We can't win.
-- -- the -- Merry Christmas but that I mean it.
And the way we want -- -- -- -- you know that Jesus as their savior.
Now there is no question that mr.
Stewart is going to hell but he does have a couple of valid points.
First of all the pilgrims slash puritans did not tolerate any outward signs of religion including Christmas decorations that is true.
Secondly you can go overboard with the Christmas stuff and some retailers absolutely do that.
But the general theme of anti religious people wanting to diminish Christmas is real.
And up until a few years ago there were making tremendous strides but then the courts began to -- against a secularist and is supported freedom of expression.
The 80% of Americans who do call themselves Christians are entitled to say whatever -- -- a lot including Merry Christmas.
And there's nothing wrong with displaying signs of the federal holiday.
In the public square.
That does not endorse a specific religion -- simply endorses.
Now we like Jon Stewart he's a Smart and funny guy sometimes and I secretly now.
He looks forward to getting those -- gets so I am sending him.
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