Fox News' Bill O'Reilly reported yesterday on the so-called "War on Christmas," as he has done for the past two years.
According to MediaMatters.org (video below), O'Reilly praised the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a legal group that fights lawsuits filed by secular organizations regarding religious displays in public areas, such as schools.
"So once again this year, I will keep an eye on the situation," said O'Reilly. "Helping me is the Alliance Defending Freedom organization based in Scottsdale, Arizona. They have been very successful in defending traditional rights in the courts."
ADF attorney Doug Napier joined O'Reilly to discuss the "War on Christmas" being waged by a few "bah humbug bullies."
Napier lamented that three public schools banned Christian Christmas carols this year, but added that "every federal court that has reviewed this has said, 'You can.'"
However, in 2010, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ban on school Christmas carols in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, noted The Huffington Post.
O'Reilly asked Napier why schools back down when they get letters from secular organizations, in light of so many court victories.
"They're afraid of litigation, they don't have big budgets and that's why the Alliance Defending Freedom will come in and defend them for free at no cost to the school district," said Napier.
O'Reilly did not mention that the ADF has often opposed gay rights, tried to link gays to child molesting and is working to outlaw homosexuality in Belize.
Sources: Southern Poverty Law Center, MediaMatters.org, The Huffington Post