From the December 7 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
MIKE SLATER (HOST, THE MIKE SLATER SHOW): You know, Steve, with this story in particular, I used to get really outraged by this, but right now I'm just -- I feel sad. I feel sad for them. They’re so deceived. I think this is a sign of how prosperous we are here in America, where these people don't think they need God, and they get their kicks out of mocking God. They get their kicks out of mocking this religion and mocking Christmas in general. But I'll tell you, it's not going to affect my walk with God. It's not going to affect what happens inside my house. It's not going to affect what I teach my kids and the Bible. So I just feel sad for these people. A friend of mine just got back -- two days ago, got back from a Middle Eastern country and he had to go to underground churches where they had one Bible and truly, if they got caught, they would be killed. So, people over there aren't worshiping Satan openly, so it's a shame that Americans here are abusing the freedoms here when they could be worshiping God.
STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): So clearly this organization is trying to provoke something, and I saw your expression, it worked on you. All right, meanwhile, let's talk a little bit about this. Out in Nebraska, I believe in the Omaha area, a grade school principal has banned candy canes because, you know, she says that J-shape, forget about the fact that it was patterned after a shepherd's hook, the J stand for “Jesus,” so you can't do that there.
SLATER: Oh my gosh. Steve, so here's the deal. The atheist progressive left, they will never stop, right? So it wasn't that long ago when they got rid of prayer in school. We got rid of the Ten Commandments in courtrooms. We got rid of all religious songs from school plays and it's now not called Christmas anymore. So it wasn't that long ago. But they'll never stop. That's the point – they’re now at the point where they've gotten rid of all this other stuff, now they just have to make stuff up. I don't know of a single Christian who has ever thought of the candy cane as a religious symbol. I'll tell you, in my church, we do not replace the cross with a candy cane every Christmas season. I have never heard, but they'll never stop. I'm amazed that they still play the Charlie Brown Christmas on TV, right? It's just a matter of time before they remove everything from our daily life.