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  • Children caroling get kicked out of Klamath Falls Walmart

    12/19/2014 10:09:47 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 47 replies
    KOBI ^ | December 18, 2014
    Klamath Falls, Ore. -- Children caroling inside the Klamath Falls Walmart say they were kicked out Thursday night and told to leave or police would be called. Parents tell NBC5 News that a group of students from Henley High School were caroling at the Klamath Falls Walmart Thursday night when they were asked to leave in a manner that frightened some of the kids. A manager at the Klamath Falls Walmart declined to comment. We are told however, that the students were not invited to be there and the singing was on private property. According to another parent, who recorded...
  • Polish retailer....pro-life protests after Christmas ads feature Satanist and pro-abort

    12/17/2014 7:12:35 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Wed Dec 17, 2014 | Natalia Dueholm
    FULL TITLE: Polish retailer caught off guard by pro-life protests after Christmas ads feature Satanist and pro-abort The slogan for retail giant Empik claims the company “inspires everybody differently.” The ads inspired one pro-life group to boycott its stores. Polish pro-lifers organized a boycott of Empik, whose 200 stores sell books, magazines, DVDs, video games and other products. Empik’s Christmas ad campaign seems a better fit for Halloween, featuring a famous Satanist and an author who has boasted of her own abortions. Empik’s controversial campaign consisted of TV spots and posters with famous entertainers advertising various Christmas gifts. Among the...
  • Flashback: Muslim Cleric Says Merry Christmas Greeting Worse Than 'Killing Someone

    12/16/2014 1:28:31 PM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Dec. 16, 2014 | Penny Starr
    A video from 2011 is making the rounds again on social media just in time for the Christmas season. Lebanese-born cleric Abu Musaab Wajdi Akkari declares in the video posted on The Middle East Media Research Institute TV Monitor Project website that the Merry Christmas greeting is worse than fornication, and drinking alcohol and killing someone. You cannot say Merry Christmas, not even if an alien came and he told you you cannot even say it to him and say: Hes just an alien, Akkari says in the video, first posted on Nov. 6, 2011. "Im never going to...
  • Cambridge School Removes Santa Claus From Winter Concert

    12/15/2014 4:21:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | December 12, 2014 | Katie Brace
    CAMBRIDGE (CBS) The Andrew Peabody School in Cambridge snubbed Santa the day before the winter concert. Principal Jennifer Ford sent a letter home to parents on Thursday letting them know of the change. The letter said in part: I am writing to you today to inform you of a change in our concert series this winter. Our First through Fourth grade concert as well as our Kindergarten concert will not include a visit from Santa Claus this year. Robert Thompson has two kids in the school. He said the concert traditionally closed with Santa running through the aisle. He...
  • Vanity. Some retailers refer to Christmas in their adserts this time of year

    12/14/2014 5:11:08 PM PST · by UB355 · 16 replies
    Retailers ads still referring to Christmas. 5 out of 40
  • Planned Parenthood makes penis shaped Holiday decoration (Warning PP Barf Alert)

    12/13/2014 8:38:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Saynsumthn's Blog ^ | December 12, 2014 | Saynsumthn
    All I want for Christmas is a penis shaped holiday decoration and so the song goes wait- what ??? I was doing a little searching on Twitter to see if I needed to update my most recent blog about Planned Parenthood using Christmas to sell baby killing through abortion and came across a few shockers. First is this little doozy from tweeter Laura Palmer who suggested that Mary the mother of Jesus- should have gone to Planned Parenthood, If Mary had gone to Planned Parenthood we wouldnt have to deal with all of this holiday bull****, she tweeted....
  • Franklin Graham: America glorifying sin

    12/12/2014 1:27:33 PM PST · by cleghornboy · 13 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | December 12, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for the Christian Post, Melissa Barnhart notes that, "The Rev. Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritans Purse, says the government's attacks against Christianity and bans on traditional Christmas themes while society glorifies sin is 'like little children shaking their fist at Almighty God.' 'What's happening is we're glorifying sin, we're lifting up sin. And it's like little children shaking their fist at Almighty God,' Graham told Fox News host Megyn Kelly during a Wednesday segment of 'The Kelly File.' Speaking about atheists and secularists' actions to ban celebrations of Christmas in schools and government...
  • Texas Merry Christmas Law

    12/10/2014 9:06:07 AM PST · by PROCON · 14 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | Dec. 9, 2014 | Kemberlee Kaye
    God bless Texas. Last year, the Lone Star State passed a bill that allows schools to say things like, Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukah without retribution. Co-authored by Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) and Richard Raymond (D-Laredo), the bill, allows students, parents, teachers and administrators the freedom to acknowledge these traditional winter holidays without fear of litigation or punishment and restores common sense by placing Supreme Court precedent into state law, according to the laws official website.
  • How Hitler Tried To Redesign Christmas

    12/10/2014 6:52:50 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    fastcodesign.com ^ | 12/23/13 | John Brownlee
    In December 1941, Adolf Hitler threw a Christmas Party for his fellow Nazis. It was a lavish affair, in which the Nazi Party's top officials, statesmen, and generals gathered before a massive Christmas tree to feast and exchange presents with hundreds of jackbooted S.S. cadets in attendance. In surviving pictures taken by the Fhrer's own personal photographer, Hitler appears somewhat dour and maybe a little sad to be at this event, as if he feels out of place despite his importance, and no wonder: What holiday could be less suited to the sentiments of that genocidal, warmongering dictator than...
  • Gay activists march in Newfoundland Christmas parade, promote LGBT family

    12/08/2014 6:41:19 AM PST · by massmike · 6 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 12/08/2014 | Pete Baklinski
    A number of homosexual advocacy groups marched in the Sunday parade, including PFLAG, St. Johns Pride Inc., and local homosexual magazine OutPort. PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), with hundreds of chapters around the world and 60 in Canada, exists to advance equality and full societal affirmation of LGBT people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy. It has been a leading proponent of same-sex marriage and homosexual adoption. It also opposes abstinence-only education. Homosexual activist Noah Davis-Power, former president of St. Johns Pride Inc., defended the Christmas parade as a suitable event for homosexual...
  • Keep Christmas Commercialized!

    12/06/2014 3:02:16 PM PST · by PROCON · 7 replies
    thedailybeast ^ | Dec. 6, 2014 | P. J. ORourke
    Christmas has been about excess since Jesus was in the manger. So why stop now? The sanctimonious, the puritans of all stripes, and the killjoys in general raise the issue annually. Knock it off. Christmas has been commercialized since year one of the Current Era. Blame it on the Three Kings. They started the gift-giving right in the manger. Casper, Melchior, and Balthazar presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. And thats the way its been ever since. In Dickenss A Christmas Carol, when Scrooge has been visited by Marleys ghost and undergoes a magnificent change of heart,...
  • Naughty or Nice Christmas List (of Businesses)

    12/21/2013 6:49:59 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 9 replies
    American Family Association ^ | 12/12/13 | unknown
    Naughty or Nice? AFA's 2013 listing of top retailers and how they recognize Christmas BLUE: An AFA "5-Star" rated company that promotes and celebrates Christmas on an exceptional basis. GREEN: Company uses the term "Christmas" on a regular basis, we consider that company Christmas-friendly. YELLOW: Company refers to Christmas infrequently, or in a single advertising medium, but not in others. RED: Company may use "Christmas" sparingly in a single or unique product description, but as a company, does not recognize it.
  • Atheists Target Churchgoers With Christmas Is a Fairy Tale Billboards

    12/03/2014 11:41:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Dec 02, 2014 1:16 pm | (Outnumbered)
    An atheist group called American Atheists is using a fake Dear Santa letter in a billboard campaign in several Southern states, urging people to skip church this Christmas and stop listening to fairy tales. The billboardwhich is positioned near several churchesfeatures a little girls letter to St. Nick that reads Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is to skip church! Im too old for fairy tales. The group claims the billboard targets closet atheists who are pressured to observe religious traditions.
  • Terrified Young Christmas Carolers Burst Into Tears as Michael Brown Protesters Surround Them

    11/29/2014 9:40:31 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 103 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov. 29, 2014 | Dave Urbanski
    Among the feats many Michael Brown protesters pulled off as they stormed Seattles Westlake Mall on Black Friday was targeting a childrens choir set to sing Christmas carols, KING-TV reported as part of a video segment. A journalist with KING, Mark Wright, wrote this on his Facebook page: Some of you may know that tonights tree lighting at Westlake Center was cut short by protesters. I feel really bad for a group of children from the 5th Avenue Theater. They came tonight, excited to sing. When the protesters overtook the balcony, the children were absolutely terrified. I helped usher them...
  • The Dangers of Secondhand Christmas

    11/25/2014 2:54:50 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | November 25, 2014 | MATTHEW ARCHBOLD
    A PTA of a public school in the Boston area apparently worked behind closed doors to prevent elementary school students from being exposed to the eeeeevil dangers of a...Christmas tree!!! (Cue the impending doom music.) It's gotten so bad that one news report says that one board member may step down over the controversy over the fear ofexposing children to secondhand Christmas.Sheesh. The Butler Elementary School PTA made a decision to cancel the annual field trip to see "The Nutcracker" ballet because supposedly some parents complained about the Christmas tree on stage in some scenes. Maybe they should've taken the...
  • Bring back Christmas: Marshfield residents miffed about vacation name change

    11/24/2014 1:24:13 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/24/14 | Laurel Sweet
    With their campaign to save Christmas snowballing, traditionalists are expected to pack Marshfield High School’s auditorium tonight in hopes of persuading the School Committee to reverse its decision to rename the late December vacation as the “holiday break.” “There are signs all over town: ‘There’s Still a Christmas,’ ‘Bring Back Christmas.’ There’s some little kids in town picking up on this and wondering if Santa is going to come to their house,” said attorney Dennis Scollins, the Marshfield School Committee’s longest-serving member and one of two who stood up for St. Nick when the board voted 3-2 on Sept. 9...
  • Was Jesus Married with Children? Here We Go Again

    11/14/2014 7:00:26 AM PST · by Gamecock · 38 replies
    The Aquilla Report ^ | November 14, 2014 | Michael J. Kruger
    Was Jesus Married with Children? Here We Go Again Responding to claims made in the new book, The Lost Gospel: Decoding the Sacred Text that Reveals Jesus Marriage to Mary Magdalene There is absolutely zero evidence from early Christianity that Jesus was married. Not a single historical source anywhere tells us such a thing. The closest any source comes to doing so is a fragmented portion of the third-century Gospel of Philip where we are told that Jesus kissed Mary on the, but the text is missing at precisely this point. But, aside from being a late gospel, the context...
  • Gay Christmas: Tim Cook's gift from God

    11/03/2014 8:15:11 AM PST · by theBuckwheat · 48 replies
    Provocative Vanity | Today | theBuckWheat
    I see that Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced that he is gay and thanks God for this gift. In a separate story, I see that he is widely quoted in the business press as anticipating an "iPad Christmas". I also notice a picture of a Christmas tree at Apple Headquarters in an insider newsletter. Recall earlier this year that Brenden Eich was forced to resign as CEO of Mozilla because it was revealed that he had donated to a ballot initiative that opposed same-sex marriage. It was claimed that his donation showed that he deserved to lose his job...
  • Green Graphic Novel Celebrates Eco-Terrorism Shopping Mall Killing Spree

    10/22/2014 9:22:35 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 7 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 10/21/2014 | James Delingpole
    Splattergate II: Green Graphic Novel Celebrates Eco-Terrorism Shopping Mall Killing Spree When is it acceptable for a terrorist to go berserk in a shopping mall and machine gun innocent victims to death? When it's all being done for the noble cause of environmentalism, of course! Such is the take-home message of an award-winning graphic novel which has been praised by a top scientist at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as "a marvellous way to convey the knowledge accumulated by our scientific community." It has also been recommended by a curriculum developer at the US National Council of Teachers...
  • Vandals bring down sex toy shaped sculpture in Paris

    10/18/2014 7:47:34 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-18-2014
    Vandals attacked a giant green inflatable sculpture in one of the most famous squares in Paris in the early hours of Saturday after its resemblance to a sex toy sparked an outcry. The 24-meter-high canvas artwork by U.S. artist Paul McCarthy was unveiled on Thursday in Place Vendome, famous for its luxury jewellery stores and the Ritz Hotel. "An unidentified group of people cut the cables which were holding the artwork, which caused it to collapse," police told Reuters. "The person responsible for the piece then decided to deflate it to avoid it being more seriously damaged." The deflated sculpture...
  • Islamic Hackers Attack Actor Kirk Camerons Movie Website

    09/08/2014 8:01:44 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 6 replies
    The website for actor Kirk Camerons upcoming movie Saving Christmas was infiltrated by Islamic hackers, the films production team said. Sonys Provident Films alerted producers over the weekend that SavingChristmas.com was taken over by a message from Ayyildiz Tim International Force, a hacker group described as anti-Christian, anti-Israel and anti-American. A member of the production team told TheBlaze Sunday that the attack was fairly sophisticated but that they were able to quickly remove the groups message from the website.
  • Jon Stewart Abandons 'Sanity'

    05/21/2014 4:22:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Just before the 2010 midterms, Comedy Central star Jon Stewart drew a large crowd to Washington to celebrate a "Rally for Sanity." He gave a closing speech, intended to be inspirational and not comical, on how "we can have animus and not be enemies." The same man who succeeded in convincing CNN to cancel "Crossfire" in 2004 because its squabbles were "hurting the country" felt the need to sermonize about overdoing caricatures of our political opponents on television. This raises the question: Does this man watch his own show? "The country's 24-hour political pundit perpetual panic conflictinator did not cause...
  • Christmas celebrations coming back to some American schools

    04/01/2014 7:33:26 AM PDT · by usalady · 10 replies
    Examiner ^ | March 31, 2014 | Martha
    Parents and students are fighting back against the war on Christmas and there is evidence that in some states they are winning the battle. Help has come from recently passed legislation that allows celebrations of the holidays in school rooms once again.
  • Petition to White House Calls on Public Schools to Recognize Muslim Holidays

    01/15/2014 5:19:11 AM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Jan. 14, 2014 | Dan Joseph
    A petition on White House.gov is calling for President Obama to support an effort to encourage public schools to recognize Muslim holidays on their official school calendars. The petition was put on the "We the People" site last month by a group of Muslim students from Virginia and has garnered about 28 thousand signatures so far. "With the growing population of Muslims in he United States of America (including first, second, third and fourth generation) we believe it is high time that Muslim holidays are recognized by schools throughout this nation," reads the petition text.
  • Bozell Column: Sarah Silverman's Insult Act Gets Old

    01/04/2014 10:56:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 4, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Sarah Silverman celebrated Christmas in her usual mode: mocking Christians, and religion in general. On Twitter, she wrote Happy Birthday, Jesus! I'm sorry [you] were murdered by people afraid of new ideas! Her last HBO special in 2002 was even mockingly titled Jesus Is Magic. Her new special was called We Are Miracles. Once again in the new show, she made fun of the death of Jesus, as a Jew: Youre welcome. If we hadnt killed him, he wouldnt even be famous.
  • Satanists & Atheists Vie For Space In Florida Capitol

    12/11/2013 10:34:33 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    CBS Local ^ | December 11, 2013
    A new display proposed for the Florida Capitol rotunda may leave you asking if the devil made them do it. After the state agreed to allow a private Christian group to put up a nativity scene and a private group to put up a Festivus pole made up of empty beer cans; more groups are applying to put their own displays in the rotunda. The latest filings for a Capitol display are from the Satanic Temple and from the Tallahassee Atheists, according to the News Service of Florida. The Satanic Temple hasnt said what it would put on display in...
  • SC air base mulls holiday display after protest

    12/10/2013 11:21:34 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 15 replies
    www.thestate.com ^ | December 10, 2013 | unknown
    <p>SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. Officials at Shaw Air Force Base are trying to determine what to do about a holiday display after a Nativity scene was taken down last week.</p> <p>Air Force spokeswoman Lt. Keavy (kev-EE) Rake said Tuesday a Nativity display was set up Friday by a group of volunteers from the base chapel at a small lake on the installation. The site was near where a tree lighting ceremony was scheduled Friday evening.</p>
  • Jesus, Mary and ... Josephine? It's lesbian Nativity at church

    08/05/2011 10:54:53 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 40 replies
    WND ^ | August 04, 2011 | Joe Kovacs
    The Bible's account of the night Jesus was born is noted for some well-known characters at the Bethlehem manger, including the baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph and some shepherds following the instructions of an angel. The famous wise men were not present, as they showed up later when Jesus was a young child in a house. And as far as the New Testament indicates, there weren't any lesbians there either. Now a Christian church in America's heartland is helping redefine the story, as its most-recent living Nativity scene in December featured two women instead of a man and a women starring...
  • Festivus pole to go up in Florida Capitol rotunda

    12/09/2013 12:09:27 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 9, 2013 | im Turner,
    TALLAHASSEE A nearly 6-foot-tall "Festivus" pole made from empty beer cans will be put up in the Florida Capitol this week as a not-so-subtle protest to the recent placement of a Christmas nativity scene. The mock monument will be erected most likely on Wednesday in the same first-floor rotunda as a nativity scene depicting the birth of Jesus Christ put up last week by the Florida Prayer Network. "I still chuckle, I literally can't believe there will be a pile of Pabst Blue Ribbon cans in the state rotunda," said Chaz Stevens, a Deerfield Beach resident who applied to the...
  • Person Who Had Nativity removed In PA Town Is Demon Writer (Wrote About Demons Cutting Genitals)

    12/06/2010 9:38:32 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 54 replies
    (CANONSBURG, Pa.) New information has been discovered about the background of Megan Hartley, identified as the resident whose complaint about a Nativity scene in a borough building led to its removal. As reported on ThePittsburghChannel.com, the 57 year tradition of the local Knights of Columbus chapter of setting up the nativity scene in the borough building has come to an end due to a written complaint from Ms. Hartley. Since no other information was given about Ms. Hartley a search began. There is only 1 "Megan Hartley" listed in CANONSBURG, Pa in this people search thru VEROMI and that is...
  • ACLU axes nativity, menorah (away with the manger)

    12/18/2009 3:37:41 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 10 replies · 632+ views
    Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre PA) ^ | 12/17/2009 | Jennifer Learn-Andes
    A familiar nativity scene and menorah were removed from the Luzerne County Courthouse lawn Wednesday night because the American Civil Liberties Union threatened to get a restraining order. County Solicitor Vito DeLuca said a Pittsburgh lawyer from the ACLU contacted him Wednesday to give the county an opportunity to remove the items before it filed court action that was already in the works. The ACLU argues the displays violate the separation of church and state clause of the U.S. Constitution, DeLuca said. DeLuca said county officials opted not to spend time and money on a lawsuit at least not...
  • New York Village Would Rather Remove 9-Foot Menorah than Allow Nativity Scene

    12/20/2006 4:54:27 PM PST · by Coleus · 198 replies · 2,807+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 12.19.06 | JORGE FITZ-GIBBON
    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y., December 20, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Village of Briarcliff Manor officials have decided to remove their entire holiday display, including a 9-foot-tall menorah, from a public park rather than allow a resident to add a crche after Alliance Defense Fund attorneys and allied attorneys won a temporary restraining order Friday from a federal judge. The lawsuit and TRO motion were filed Dec. 11 after the Briarcliff Manor Village's Board of Trustees refused to permit the display. "The village's constitutional violations regarding religious expression in public make them look like the grinches who stole Christmas and Chanukah from the...
  • Nativity scene reborn at Memphis library

    12/08/2005 2:06:03 PM PST · by dukeman · 26 replies · 414+ views
    Library agrees to allow display of full nativity scene after ADF letter to library officials prompts mayor to make request BARTLETT, Tenn. - Officials with the Memphis Public Library System have agreed to allow figures representing the baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, and the wise men back into a nativity scene on the Bartlett Public Library's community shelves. News of a letter to the library by an attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund apparently prompted the mayor of the city of Bartlett to ask the library to reverse their decision to exclude the figures. "I'm sure just about everyone would rather...
  • Florida Town Taken to Court for Prohibiting Nativity Displays

    12/03/2004 8:49:54 AM PST · by kattracks · 18 replies · 1,326+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 12/03/04 | Randy Hall
    (CNSNews.com) - The town of Bay Harbor Islands, Fla., is being sued by a Christian resident who has been prevented from displaying Nativity scenes during the Christmas season by city officials who allow the main street to be decorated with Jewish religious symbols for Hanukkah. On behalf of Sandra Snowden, who has offered twice to pay for the Christmas decorations with her own money, a federal lawsuit was filed on Thursday against the town and its officials by the Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Mich. According to a statement from Richard...
  • Offended by local nativity scene (Jesus and Mary Too White, Allows Christians = Fascists signs)

    12/30/2008 8:40:02 AM PST · by Doctor Raoul · 65 replies · 1,583+ views
    Daily Local Letter To the Editor ^ | Saturday, December 27, 2008 6:07 AM EST | Karen Porter (Local Moonbat, Christian Hater, and "Peace" Advocate)
    Offended by local nativity sceneAs a lifelong Christian, I am deeply offended by the creche that keeps appearing on the Chester County Courthouse grounds. It is racially, culturally and religiously insensitive. Jesus and His family were Middle Eastern and most likely had very dark hair, eyes, and skin yet this offensive creche, showing the Holy Family and others in the Christmas drama as if they were northern Europeans with light skin and hair, keeps showing up on public property. Mary has blond hair, no less! And all the others have chalky skin and either blond or very light...
  • Principal Kicks Nativity Scene Out Of School

    12/18/2003 6:35:37 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies · 1,300+ views
    Principal Kicks Nativity Scene Out Of School Parents Want To Speak With School Officials POSTED: 7:30 PM EST December 17, 2003 UPDATED: 8:39 PM EST December 17, 2003 A controversy over holiday decorations at a school in Montgomery County continues over the removal of a nativity scene where other holiday displays were allowed to remain. There's a Christmas tree in the lobby of Horsham's Dorothea Simmons Elementary School, along with a Menorah and items representing Kwanzaa. Around the corner, a holiday display is complete just in time for the school's first holiday concert in 12 years. But there's a problem,...
  • Jon Stewart Desecrates Nativity Scene (Obama's War on Women)

    04/18/2012 8:55:55 AM PDT · by Mamzelle · 19 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 17 2012 | Josh St. Lewis
    NSFW--Jon Stewart has a nude picture, of his WIFE, maybe? legs spread with a nativity scene placed over the genital area...I guess she never worked a day in her life...Oy!
  • Springfield, IL Nativity Scene Chairman: Is Atheist Signage Political Dialogue or Hate Speech?

    12/08/2008 9:59:33 AM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 18 replies · 405+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | December 8, 2008 | Daniel Zanoza
    It was literally one of the most fulfilling events of my life. However, I didn't fully realize it at first. In late 2007, I thought it was time to get my life back on track after becoming totally blind two and a half years ago. Sure, there was my writing. And support of pro-family causes filled up many of my days. Yet there was something missing. However, I was soon to learn what it was. A few years ago, it was suggested I lead a project that would eventually result in a Nativity scene standing in the state Capitol Building...
  • ACLU backs down in Louisiana nativity scene case

    08/14/2005 8:13:58 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 42 replies · 1,348+ views
    Alliance Defense Fund ^ | Friday, August 12, 2005, 11:38 AM | unknown
    BENTON, La. - In a settlement agreement negotiated by attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund, the American Civil Liberties Union will no longer pursue its legal attack upon the Bossier Parish School District. ADF attorneys represent the district. One of the district's schools displayed a nativity scene during the Christmas season of 2003 and has allowed other forms of religious expression on campus. This prompted the ACLU to file suit against the district and school officials. "The ACLU's case was going nowhere fast," said Mike Johnson, an ADF attorney based in Shreveport. "Stockwell Place Elementary School's display of a creche...
  • Wiccan Pentacle Goes Up Next To Nativity Scene

    12/18/2007 5:09:38 AM PST · by Puppage · 165 replies · 322+ views
    WNBC.COM ^ | 12/18/2007 | Puppage
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A Wiccan pentacle has joined a controversial nativity scene at Green Bay's City Hall. The manger scene was put up by City Council President Chad Fradette, who wanted to defy an anti-religious group that was protesting another nativity scene in a nearby town. However, the Wiccans said that was an abuse of power and requested that the Wiccan symbol go up next to the nativity. "I want to see all those other faiths that we don't get an opportunity to see in Green Bay, Wis., because we are sometimes relegated to that," said Wiccan Kelly Winters....
  • Nativity scene at UT features gay couple ( Texas )

    12/05/2006 6:13:16 PM PST · by george76 · 54 replies · 2,331+ views
    KVUE News ^ | December 5, 2006 | CLARA TUMA
    An unusual Nativity scene is drawing some curious looks from passers by on the UT campus. The scene features a gay couple, Gary and Joseph, instead of Mary and Joseph, a terrorist as an angel and Lenin, Stalin and Marx as the three wise men. The scene is built by the Young Conservatives of Texas, who say what they're calling an "ACLU nativity scene" includes positions taken by the American Civil Liberties Union. "The idea is to bring attention to the ACLU and also to bring attention to the issue of taking down nativity scenes during the christmas season or...
  • City censors nativity scene but not menorah

    12/16/2003 3:59:12 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 22 replies · 901+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, December 16, 2003
    HOLIDAY BLUESCity censors nativity scene but not menorahResidents sue officials who allow Jewish observance on public property Posted: December 16, 20031:00 a.m. Eastern 2003WorldNetDaily.com Two residents of Palm Beach, Fla., filed suit against the city yesterday because officials there allow the display of Jewish menorahs on public property but do not allow Christian nativity scenes. The Michigan-based Thomas More Law Center, a public-interest law firm, brought the suit on behalf of Maureen Donnell and Fern deNarvaez. According to the law center, the suit demands the city immediately allow a nativity scene to be placed on city property, just as two...
  • Nativity Tradition Continues; Committee Builds Scene On Downtown Churchs Lawn

    11/16/2011 5:13:46 PM PST · by Viking2002 · 16 replies · 1+ views
    The Cumberland (MD) Times-News ^ | November 16, 2011 | from Staff Reports
    CUMBERLAND Thanks to a small group of local men, the tradition of erecting a Nativity scene and decorating a large Christmas tree on the lawn of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in downtown Cumberland will continue. Two years ago, city officials decided to end city governments involvement with the Nativity scene. According to Michael Mudge, one of the men who is keeping the tradition alive, city leaders had received a complaint from two people who objected to local government being involved in the Christian Nativity tradition.After Christmas 2009, the city donated the Nativity items to The Cumberland Nativity & Tree Display...
  • Historic Nativity Scene To Be Unveiled In IL State Capitol Building in Springfield Tues., Dec. 2nd

    11/27/2008 10:55:19 AM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 5 replies · 387+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | November 27, 2008 | Dan Gura
    SPRINGFIELD, IL -- On Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008, a privately-supported Nativity Scene will go on display in the state Capitol Building in Springfield, Illinois. Solely funded and constructed as a result of donations from private citizens, the display depicting the birth of Jesus Christ will stand in the East Hall of the Capitol Building from December 2nd through the 28th. The Nativity Scene and events surrounding the exhibit are being organized by the Springfield Nativity Scene Committee (SNSC). The scene--designed and constructed by Chicago-based builder Karl Fritz and his son master craftsman Timothy Fritz--will feature the baby Jesus, Joseph and...
  • ACLU Again Not Challenging Springfield, Illinois Nativity Scene: Isn't That Special! It Is

    11/18/2009 7:04:31 AM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 352+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | Nov. 18, 2009 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    Springfield Nativity Scene To Stand In Illinois State Capitol Rotunda Building For Second Year: ACLU Says It Supports Constitutional Rights To Express Religious Liberty In the Public Square by Daniel T. Zanoza, Executive Director of RFFM.org and Chairman of the Springfield Nativity Scene Committee For the second year a row, a Nativity Scene will stand in the state Capitol Rotunda Building in Springfield, Illinois. Last Christmas season, the Springfield Nativity Scene Committee (SNSC) made history with the financial and legal assistance of the Chicago-based Thomas More Society (TMS) and the support of private donations. An article written by Kurt Erickson...
  • Atheist Symbol Seeks To Overshadow Nativity Scenes

    12/17/2013 6:43:37 PM PST · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/17/13 | Nate Kellum
    In Chicago's Daley Plaza, wedged between and in front of the traditional nativity display and a giant menorah, there sits something new this year: an 8-foot-tall letter "A" lit up in red. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) placed the big "A" in downtown Chicago. They say the "A" stands for Atheist, but it also represents Attack, given its timing and placement. While the nativity scene is linked to Christmas, and the menorah is part of Hanukah, the only apparent purpose for this lighted letter "A" is to demean the other displays. In Florida's State Capitol, the...
  • Secretary asked to remove nativity scene from desk

    12/22/2011 5:47:20 AM PST · by RetroSexual · 40 replies · 1+ views
    The Frederick News-Post ^ | Dec 22, 2011 | Blair Ames
    After Kim Gaines found a small nativity scene in a box of old Christmas decorations, she decided it would look nice on her desk in the main office at Urbana High School. Almost a week after she placed the figures on her desk, the school's secretary of eight years said she was called into Principal Kathy Campagnoli's office, where Campagnoli said staff members had told her the display promotes Christianity and that Gaines should take it down. Gaines obliged and removed the nativity scene. "I didn't want a big fight on my hands, but I was very upset over it,"...
  • Report: Obamas balked at WH Nativity scene

    12/07/2009 3:38:53 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 140 replies · 5,064+ views
    baltimore sun ^ | 122/07/09 | Mathew Hay Brown
    The lunch conversation inevitably turned to whether the White House would display its crche, customarily placed in a prominent spot in the East Room. Ms. Rogers, this participant said, replied that the Obamas did not intend to put the manger scene on display a remark that drew an audible gasp from the tight-knit social secretary sisterhood. (A White House official confirmed that there had been internal discussions about making Christmas more inclusive and whether to display the crche.) Yet in the end, tradition won out; the executive mansion is now decorated for the Christmas holiday, and the crche is...
  • Walled Nativity Scene Borders On Anti-Semitism, Jewish Leaders Say

    12/14/2007 7:25:59 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 100 replies · 2,226+ views
    Crosswalk ^ | Julie Stahl
    Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - The sale of Nativity scenes with a wall running through the middle to symbolize Israel's security barrier borders on anti-Semitism, Jewish groups are saying. The Amos Trust, a British Christian charity that works with needy communities around the world, is selling the traditional Nativity sets with a political twist, noting that the wise men won't reach the stable because of the wall. The Amos Trust says its Nativity sets are made by Palestinian carpenters from olive wood from Bethlehem. Israel started building its security barrier -- a series of walls and fences -- in response to an...
  • Family ordered to remove nativity scene from yard

    11/29/2005 7:10:45 AM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 291 replies · 6,926+ views
    WWMT ^ | 11/29/05 | Mikey_1962
    NOVI (AP) - A Christmastime turf battle is being waged in suburban Detroit. A Novi family has been ordered to remove a seven-piece nativity scene from the front yard of their home, or face possible fines of $25 to $100 per week. The order given to Joe and Betty Samona didn't come from the government. It came from their subdivision association, which said they should have sought permission from the board of directors to place the figures outside their home. Michigan courts have said homeowners who join neighborhood or condominium associations must follow the rules set by the group. Dean...