Monday, December 23, 2013
Breitbart's Tony Lee wrote a piece today detailing an interview Governor Palin did with Newsbusters about A&E and the Duck Dynasty controversy. In the interview, the Governor points out how the network would probably be opposed to A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Noel Sheppard of Newsbusters mentioned in an interview that the producer and lead animator for A Charlie Brown Christmas "were very concerned about mixing religion into the program" and even "met with Peanuts creator Charles Schulz to try to talk him into deleting that scene." When the lead animator told Schulz, "It’s very dangerous for us to start talking about religion now," Schulz replied by saying, “Bill, if we don’t, who will?”
Palin said she was "thankful for people who stick to their guns."
"We’ve seen just recently that traditional Biblical values are being forced out of the mainstream," she said. "Would A&E, which tried to silence Phil Robertson’s Biblical beliefs, tolerate a cartoon character reading the Bible? I doubt it."
In her blockbuster best-selling book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas, Palin discusses the angry atheists who are waging war against Christmas, which she says is the tip of a spear in a broader battle against American exceptionalism.
To prove her point, atheists in Arkansas last November were upset that an elementary school planned to send second graders to see a stage production of A Charlie Brown Christmas at a church. The atheists filed a formal complaint with the school district.
Read the full article here.