Christmas: Your city and schools don't have to cave to atheist threats
December 7, 2012This year seems to be "open season" on cities and public schools by atheist groups who are bent on taking the joy of Christmas out of communities everywhere. They despise Christianity and they hate Christmas. How sad.
For example, in the past two months, groups like Freedom From Religion Foundation have threatened to sue cities and schools for recognizing the true meaning of Christmas.
Illinois: The village of Alsip stopped displaying a cross on its water tower, something they've been doing every Christmas for some forty years.
California: After sixty years of displaying a Nativity scene in one of its public parks, the city of Santa Monica has been forced to discontinue this blameless custom. Surprisingly, the atheists did not sue to have the word "Santa" removed from the city's name.
Michigan: The village of Warren had a Nativity scene since 1945, but they don't have it anymore. That's right, another atheist lawsuit.
Virginia: Attempting to compromise, Loudon County supervisors have decided to allow both Christians and atheists to set up seasonal displays this year on the courthouse lawn. Atheist displays in the recent past have included a skeleton in a Santa Claus suit, nailed to a cross.
Florida: Cottondale Elementary School replaced a Nativity scene with Frosty the Snowman.
Rhode Island: Gov. Lincoln Chafee has replaced the state's "Christmas" tree with a "holiday" tree.
Hawaii: Mitch Kahle, founder of the Hawaii Citizens for the Separation of State and Church threatened a lawsuit against the Moanalua High School orchestra for performing in a church. In response, the school canceled its planned Christmas concert altogether.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. Atheists are becoming bolder in their attacks because city and school officials are afraid to take a stand.
Be ready to take action!
Many times, city officials and schools cave into atheist groups because they don't know their rights. Help make sure your city or school knows they don't have to cower in fear any longer.
If your city or school comes under the baseless scare tactics of atheist groups, take it upon yourself to immediately contact one of these Christian-based constitutional attorney groups who stand ready to defend religious freedom.
Our friends at Alliance Defending Freedom and Liberty Counsel stand ready to offer legal representation to communities and schools against anti-religious zealots who wish to destroy all public displays of Christmas.
Keep these numbers handy and be ready to contact:
Alliance Defending Freedom
15100 N. 90th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
PO Box 540774
Orlando, FL 32854
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