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Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson: Seinfeld’s ‘Festivus’ Promotes Anti-Christian Persecution

In an interview with WorldNetDaily, Fox News host Gretchen Carlson said she believes that the 1997 Festivus episode of Seinfeld is helping “erode” America’s “heritage” and “strip our society of certain things that have been in existence for a long time.”

Interviewed alongside former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson about their roles in the new film “Persecuted” (naturally dealing with “looming anti-Christian oppression in the United States”), Carlson also pointed to the lack of tourists viewing a copy of the Bill of Rights on her recent visit to Washington as a sign of said “looming anti-Christian oppression.”

“The movie is not a documentary,” Thompson said. “It is a takeoff on governmental power and those in government who legislate what they feel like is a good idea – on how people ought to conduct themselves, promote their religion, and the message they should be delivering. Whether you’re talking about on the airwaves and ‘equal time’ or Obamacare or things of that nature, we’re in that territory now. So again, this is not a documentary, it shows what can happen.”

“Over the last decade, I do believe there has been more emphasis on trying to strip our society of certain things that have been in existence for a long time,” Carlson chimed in. “Such as lawsuits to take crosses down in the western part of our country, lawsuits to take the word ‘God’ from our money or not allowing our kids to say it in their valedictorian speeches, forces pushing for atheists to lead campus Christian groups and petitions at state governors’ offices during the Christmas season to put up a ‘Festivus’ pole – from the made-up holiday of ‘Festivus’ from the Seinfeld TV show – next to a Christian crèche on public lands.”

“As a journalist I see these stories frequently,” she added. “And I just want to make sure Americans realize if you don’t stand up and take notice of some of these things happening, before you know it, our heritage starts to erode.”

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