WHOOPI GOLDBERG: But you cannot pretend that Christmas doesn’t start with the birth of Christ! Listen, I’m not, wait, wait, wait, don’t do it, don’t do it because I don’t want to disappoint you. I don’t want to disappoint you. I’m not a religious person, OK? I’m not a religious person but I do know that Christmas starts with the word “Christ”! It’s about the birth of Christ. So you can’t, you can’t erase that! And if you don’t believe in it, if you don’t believe in it, then you got Santa Claus. Santa Claus is not a religious thing.
JOY BEHAR: Let me just say one thing here because I’m a very big Christmas fan. I love Christmas so much. And I still say separation of church and state must be adhered to. In a public school …
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JEDEDIAH BILA: That’s not what that means though. Separation of church and state means preventing the establishment of a national religion, not preventing people from expressing their beliefs.
SUNNY HOSTIN: I agree with you, Joy, because the law in this state says you can’t really have this adherence to a particular religion.
BILA: But you’re not forcing other people to adhere, you are …
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GOLDBERG: But it’s the same conversation with a woman’s right to choose. What I do with my body is my right. It is not your right to tell me. The same thing is it’s — if you believe in Christmas, it’s not my right.
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