Gun-Rights activist John M. Snyder is turning heads with his Christmas card this year. It features a knife-wielding Jihadi making a move on the Baby Jesus and a pistol-packing Santa coming to the rescue. How festive.
“In a statement posted by Christian News Wire, the creator of the card, John M. Snyder said, “The Christmas card reflects current reality. According to numerous news reports, Islamist terrorists behead innocent victims around the world, even here in the United States. These murderers persecute Christians, especially Catholics, who worship Jesus Christ as the Son of God, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity.”
Snyder added that, “Santa Claus for many represents the Christmas spirit, the spirit of giving. On this message, Santa uses force of arms to rescue Baby Jesus from a terrorist, to give the Infant protection and freedom from the terrorist. Governments and other entities worthy of respect appreciate the right and ability of individuals to use firearms to protect the innocent.”
We at TTAK have not been shy about calling out the evils of Islamism. That being said, I am not sure a Christmas card is where I would make a controversial political statement. Even if I am sympathetic to the intended message.
I prefer something that is keeping more in the holiday spirit. Like these cards by artist Bob White.
Bob is one of the premier outdoor artists painting today. He does regular work for Field and Stream and he has illustrated many books including the Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing. He is also a heck of a fishing guide and I am proud to consider him a friend. I know it is too late this year, but if you feel like getting a jump on next year and supporting an independent artist, you can buy his Christmas Cards here (or his other work as well).