A few days ago it looked like the War on Christmas was over. Bill O’Reily declared victory, which was fine with me as it might have allowed the rest of us to celebrate the holidays in peace. A report out of Oklahoma shows that Tony Snow has now invented a “War on God” along with starting his own war on college faculty members:
Tony Snow, former press Secretary to President Bush and Fox news anchor, spoke to the Academy of Leadership & Liberty at Oklahoma Christian University last week.
The winsome and articulate Snow charmed his audience with wit:
“The average Iranian is more Pro-American than virtually any college faculty in this country.” And with serious talk about the war on terror and “the second war in this country, the war on God.”
The same article reports, “Snow also said he loved being on a stage where he could say the word ‘God.’” Steve Benen is puzzled about Snow’s statement about the word “God” noting, “He used it from his White House podium with some frequency, and as far as I can tell, never faced any censorship.”
Think Progress also reports that Tony Snow appeared on O’Reilly’s show and repeated the type of claims usually used to fuel the “War on Christmas” rants:
I don’t think they’re going to beat Jesus. … You’ve mentioned the fact that you’re not allowed to have Christ at Christmas. I mean, I went to a Christmas store this week. It didn’t have anything about Jesus. It had all sorts of funny little ornaments in it, but nothing about the holiday. People are tired of that.