Representing a Jewish organization that defends Christians, comedian Jackie Mason will ride down New York City’s 5th Avenue today to highlight the “war on Christmas.”
Mason is a founding member of Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation, or JAACD, the organization sponsoring the event. According to a statement from the group, the entertainer will ride in a 15-foot Ford Excursion with banners proclaiming, “Jews for ‘It’s OK To Say Merry Christmas.'”
“His route will pass many of the retail stores that no longer wish shoppers a ‘Merry Christmas,'” JAACD stated.
The ride, scheduled for 1:30 p.m., will begin at St. Patrick’s Cathedral where Mason and others will have a press conference. Those scheduled to participate are Don Feder, JAACD president, Bill Donahue, executive director of the Catholic League, Rabbi Aryeh Spero, a member of the JAACD advisory board, and attorney and author Raoul Felder.
On Dec. 1, Jews Against Anti-Christian held a press conference at the National Press Club to publicize efforts to purge Christmas from the culture, highlighting the Wisconsin school that changed the lyrics of “Silent Night” to “Cold in the Night.” Yesterday, the school relented, saying the Christmas carol will be sung in its original form.