San Jose Mercury News: CELEBRATIONS LACKING: CONSERVATIVES SAY THEY ARE RECLAIMING CHRISTMAS, BUT CRITICS DISAGREE,
Last week, the Alliance Defense Fund — a Christian legal group founded by conservative minister James Dobson — posted on its Web site a letter and news release warning the Jackson County, Ga., schools to lay off Christmas.
The group said it had learned that the 6,000-student district northeast of Atlanta prohibited teachers from wearing angel pins, banned references to a “Christmas” party, removed some Christmas songs from a concert, took the word “God” out of another song, prohibited classroom Bibles and art with angels or Nativity scenes, and banned the greeting “Merry Christmas.”
… Within 24 hours, Superintendent Andy Byars had digested the faxed letter — along with a small flood of incensed e-mail from around the Internet denouncing, sometimes in offensive terms, his schools.
“You are either bigoted Jews who hate Christians or mindless secularists,” noted one anonymous e-mail. “Go live in Israel.”
Byars’ head was spinning because, he said, almost none of the claims represented district policy.
It has occurred to me that the way to understand what the Right is saying is to understand what their target audience is hearing. Once again, it’s the Jews.