"It’s imperative we protect the heart of Christmas — and Christmas is all about good tidings and great joy — because if that’s marginalized, our ability, our right to express our faith . . . leads to an erosion of much of America’s great foundation."
Palin says Americans are being subjected to an intimidation campaign by "angry atheists armed with an attorney who would want to kick out God from the public square . . .
"An innocent Nativityscene with a plastic baby doll representing Jesus in a hay-filled manger — that that is going to offend somebody to the degree that they can intimidate a city!"
Palin, who ran for vice president on Arizona Sen. John McCain’s ticket in 2008, says part of the problem is that political correctness has run amok.
"Today, in too many respects, it’s politically incorrect to acknowledge that Jesus is the reason for the season and Christ is the main part of Christmas," she said.
"Those politically correct police . . . tell us that we must boot Christ out of Christmas, [but] we’re saying no, enough is enough of being intimidated and scared of that political correctness. We want to exercise our freedom of religious expression.