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Archive for the 'War on Christmas' Category

-ACLU Supports Christmas Prayer Vigil

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

                                               (Image via Wikipedia) For once, here’s a case where the ACLU is actually supporting the freedom of religion rather than trying to restrict it in the public square: “NYCLU to City and Brookfield: Accommodate Christmas Prayer Vigil in Zuccotti Park” NEW YORK — The New York Civil Liberties Union today wrote to New York […]

-This Year’s Assault on Christmas

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

                                              (Image via Wikipedia) Here’s a good synopsis of the many attacks on Christmas across the country this year:  “It’s massive new assault on Christmas across U.S.” Many of the stories have been covered on this blog but some haven’t. Reading them all at once give one a new perspective on the increasing ‘War’ on […]

-Laos: Christian leaders Arrested Following Christmas Celebration

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

       (Laos, & S. Prov. via Wikipedia) Laos: Eight Christian leaders in Boukham village of Savannakhet Province were arrested on Friday (Dec. 18) following a Christmas celebration attended by some 200 church members. According to the report, the leaders had received permission for the event and the village chief had even attended part of it. […]

-UPDATE, Texas: Thousands Rally to Support Nativity

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

ATHENS, TX – At least 5,000 people rallied on Saturday at the Henderson County courthouse in response to an atheist attempt to remove a Nativity scene from the courthouse square. Four pastors organized the rally and spoke supporting freedom of religion and the Nativity during the event. Henderson County officials had received a letter from […]

-Wisconsin: A Mocking Atheist ‘Nativity’

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

                   (Image via Wikipedia) MADISON (WKOW) — On Sunday, the group Wisconsin Family Action put up a nativity scene of the birth of Jesus in the Capitol rotunda. Wednesday, an atheist group responded with a much different nativity scene. It has the same setup: wisemen, a baby in a manger, angels, but its certainly not […]

-NJ: Battle Over ‘Keep Christ in Christmas’ Sign

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

(Image: Al Schell/Courier-Post)                            (Image: CBS News) A Christmas banner across Main Street in Pitman, New Jersey has an atheist group in fits trying to get it taken down claiming that it violates the Constitution. The banner in question reads:  "Keep Christ in Christmas" It is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus (A Catholic fraternal org.) […]

-Santa Monica CA: ‘Out of Town’ Atheists Win Nativity Battle

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

LA Times: For nearly 60 years at Christmastime, Christian congregations from Santa Monica have come together to organize a life-sized Nativity scene, using 14 display areas in a city park to illustrate the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. This year, however, the story had to be abridged. Because of a city lottery system […]

-North Korea Protests Christmas Trees on Border

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

          (Image-Korea Pool/AFP/Getty) The is the ultimate ‘War on Christmas’ story. South Koreans plan on displaying at least 3 huge Christmas tree towers with holiday lighting close to the North Korean border this year. Meanwhile, North Korea has warned South Korea of "unexpected consequences" if they actually turns on the lights, claiming that it would […]

-Is a Nativity Scene Intimidating? Really?

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

(Image Source: The Malakoff News) Is a nativity scene intimidating? Really? According to a leader in the Wis.-based Freedom From Religion Foundation the nativity scene in front of the Henderson County Courthouse in Texas certainly is: “It sends a message of intimidation and exclusion to non-Christians and non believers this time of year.” The FFRF […]

-70% Prefer ‘Merry Christmas’ Over ‘Happy Holidays’ on Signs

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

                (Image by reclaimedobjects via Flickr) According to a recent poll taken by Rasmussen: Holiday shoppers, as they have for several years, would prefer to be greeted with signs reading “Merry Christmas” rather than “Happy Holidays” this season. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of American Adults shows that 70% prefer that stores use […]