Thursday, April 27, 2006

Jackie Mason Not Laughing At Christian Persecution

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Comedian Jackie Mason isn’t laughing much these days – at least when it comes to Christian persecution.

Mason says he feels it’s a turbulent time in America because of people who are trying to ban Christian imagery from public places.

He says America is one place where religions can co-exist but not allowing people to celebrate Christmas in public offends him.

As he puts it, “I never knew a Jew who was offended when someone said, ‘Merry Christmas’ to him – plus, all the good Christmas songs were written by Jews.”

Mason adds, “Getting mad that someone is celebrating Christmas is like getting mad when people sing ‘Happy Birthday’ when it’s not your birthday.”

Mason – who once trained to be a rabbi – is so passionate about the debate that he discussing the issue in his comedy act, and is making a special marketing push to Christian groups.

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