The Washington Times - November 12, 2013, 07:04AM

Former Alaska Gov. and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has turned her counter-attack on the so-called “War on Christmas” up a notch, decrying “angry atheists armed with an attorney” and saying that people should be free to exercise whatever faith they want to.

“It’s unquestionable that there is an attack on Christmas, which is … the tip of the spear on a greater battle brewing, which is an attack on our freedom of religion, where we can exercise our faith, whatever that faith may be,” she said Monday evening on Fox News’ “Hannity.” “A double standard is being applied to those who wish to celebrate Christmas.”


Mrs. Palin decried “scrooges” who are usually “angry atheists armed with an attorney and they want to tell us, they want to tell patriots, they want to tell traditional Americans that no longer can you acknowledge that Jesus is the reason for the season.”

Mrs. Palin, who has a new book coming out titled “Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas,” cited battles over erecting the 10 Commandments as one example.

“The book is all about empowering Americans to be able to know what to do to stand up for our constitutionally protected rights to exercise our faith, and within the book, though, are some really jolly, Christmas-y ways of doing that and incorporating traditions and some cool Alaskana recipes and kind of family-oriented things that make for good reading,” she said.