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  • 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...
  • Atheists' Billboard Calls Nativity a 'Myth'

    11/30/2010 12:44:20 PM PST · by Borges · 130 replies · 4+ views
    Fox ^ | 11/29/10
    <p>A group called the American Atheists has paid for a huge billboard on Route 495 outside the Lincoln Tunnel in North Bergen, N.J., that is raising some eyebrows.</p> <p>The billboard shows a silhouette of the Three Wise Men approaching the Nativity, with the words: "You KNOW it's a Myth / This Season, Celebrate REASON!"</p>
  • Catholics and Atheists Wage Billboard War Over Christmas

    12/01/2010 1:17:50 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies · 2+ views
    DNA Info ^ | November 30, 2010 | Jordan Heller
    Prompted by a billboard calling Christmas a myth, the Catholic League erected a pro-Jesus billboard Tuesday. MANHATTAN — The Catholic League, upset over an anti-Christmas billboard at the New Jersey entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel, threw a "counterpunch" at atheists Tuesday with a billboard of their own on the New York side of the tunnel.The new 26-by-24-foot billboard at Dyer Avenue and West 31st Street features a depiction of Joseph and Mary looking adoringly at baby Jesus, with the message: "You know it's real. This season, celebrate Jesus. Merry Christmas from the Catholic League," according to the Catholic League's website....
  • Where’s the Human in Humanism? Humanist Ads Violate...Own Humanist Standards (Attacking Christmas]

    12/02/2010 3:28:52 PM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 2, 2010 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Where’s the Human in Humanism? Humanist Ads Violate their Own Humanist Standards By:   Some parishioners have recently expressed distress over an Ad campaign of the American Humanist Association. Rather provocative Ads are appearing on buses and subways here in the Nation’s Capitol and I suspect elsewhere as well. As Christmas draws near, the “Humanists” have made it a practice in recent years to tweak Christians (as well as Jews and Muslims) and attempt to make the concept of faith look ridiculous. They generally do this by quoting a sacred text and interpreting it in a mechanistic, fundamentalist and literalistic  manner....
  • Coke packages say "Merry Christmas" this year in contrast to last year's "Holiday 2009"

    11/16/2010 4:02:02 AM PST · by CIS · 34 replies
    Target Inc. ^ | November 16, 2010 | P. Stattic
    In December 2009, there was a thread here on Free Republic outlining the fact that Coca-Cola had released "holiday" packaging that said "Feliz Navidad" in Spanish, but "Holiday 2009" in English. Some were outraged because it appeared that Christmas was okay to acknowledge in Spanish, but not in English. It seems that Coke has learned their lesson and for their 2010 packaging, they use the English greeting "Merry Christmas". Click here to read the original 2009 Free Republic article on this matter. Click here to see an image containing both the 2009 and 2010 Coke package designs with the "Holiday...
  • 'Christmas' Saviors: We're Winning the War (Boycott of Dick's Sporting Goods)

    11/19/2010 12:29:22 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 43 replies
    Newser ^ | 11/19/10
    Dick's Sporting Goods gets the unlucky honor of being this year's villain in the “War on Christmas” campaign. The American Family Association has singled it out for a boycott this holiday season because the chain is “against” the holiday, reports Advertising Age. One of its offenses is having a "Holiday Shop” section on its website, with no mention of Christmas. All in all, though, the defense of Christmas has been going splendidly for the AFA, says a spokesman; over five years, the percentage of retailers acknowledging Christmas has soared from 20% to 80%, he says. And while Dick's may be...
  • Are you offended by 'happy holidays' instead of 'merry Christmas'? (Freep this poll)

    What do you think? Are you offended by 'happy holidays' instead of 'merry Christmas'?
  • Company orders city to change 'Christmas' parade to 'holiday' parade - and it does

    10/04/2010 3:32:52 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 43 replies · 2+ views
    American Family Association ^ | Oct 4 2010 | American Family Association
    This year, a company which took over sponsorship of the annual Richmond, Virginia, Christmas parade has ordered the city's organizers to change it to a "holiday" parade. Dominion, an energy company operating in 12 states, has told the city it no longer wants to use "Christmas" as part of the parade name. Instead, Dominion said it will be known as the "Dominion Holiday Parade." This attack on the traditional use of "Christmas" has been accepted by parade organizers, who buckled under the anti-Christmas insistence of the company.
  • An Angry Anti-Christmas at School

    12/24/2010 5:44:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 24, 2010 | Brent Bozell
    The metaphor "the War on Christmas" can be mocked -- as if Santa and his reindeer are dodging anti-aircraft fire. But many of our public schools have church-and-state sensitivity police with an alarming degree of Santaphobia. Anyone who's attended a school's "winter concert" in December with no traditional Christmas music -- not even "Frosty the Snowman" -- knows the drill. The vast Christian majority (that funds the public schools) is told that school is no place to celebrate one's religion, even in its most watered-down and secularized forms. There are real-life stories of Scrooge-like school administrators, like the one at...
  • War on Christmas Comes to Pennsylvania

    12/02/2010 5:55:38 AM PST · by DirtyHarryY2K · 12 replies
    Fox & Friends report on atheist liberal moonbats Whom are deeply offended by "Christmas" and demand any mention of it be abolished from the public square. Video at the link..
  • In 'The War on Christmas,' Christmas is winning

    11/22/2010 2:27:10 PM PST · by Bad~Rodeo · 58 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 11/22/2010 | Natalie Zmuda
    For increasing number of retailers this year, no more 'Happy holidays'... NEW YORK — The War on Christmas may be in its final days. This season, merry Christmas — not happy holidays or season's greetings — will dominate retailer's marketing messages. There will be Christmas sales and Christmas trees and Christmas carols galore. That has the American Family Association, arguably one of the loudest voices advocating the use of Christmas in retailer's marketing messages over the past few years, predicting that its crusade could conclude in the next year or two. Randy Sharp, director-special projects at the AFA, said that...
  • After National Outcry, Fed Reverses Anti-Christian Bank Decision in OK

    12/18/2010 6:52:19 AM PST · by VRWCTexan · 16 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | Dec 18, 2010 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    The Federal Reserve has reversed its decision that originally forced a small Oklahoma bank to remove from its premises and website Bible verses, crosses, and Christmas buttons. The reversal occurred after national outcry and a letter from two Oklahoma lawmakers who charged that the decision may be unconstitutional.
  • War on Christmas comes to Oklahoma bank as feds order removal of crosses

    12/18/2010 7:49:39 AM PST · by FredJake · 16 replies · 1+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 12/17/2010 | Joe Newby
    It's that time of year - snow on the ground, Christmas trees being decorated, shoppers angling for the best deals and the annual repeat of classic films like "Miracle on 34th Street". It's also the time of year when government grinches and ACLU attorneys are on the prowl for anything that might suggest a religious meaning to the Christmas holiday. After all, it is only the annual celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, and these all-knowing and all-caring bureaucrats and lawyers want to protect us from anything that might cause offense. Earlier this week, Federal regulators ordered a bank...
  • Atheist billboard near Lincoln Tunnel scheduled to stay up in time for Christmas

    11/28/2010 1:57:45 PM PST · by NYer · 53 replies · 1+ views
    NJ.com ^ | November 27, 2010
    Photo of a billboard that has been posted on the New Jersey side of the Lincoln Tunnel calling Christmas a myth. A billboard boasting atheism is scheduled to stay up near the Lincoln Tunnel on the New Jersey side, until at least after the Christmas season, as part of a campaign to reach out to atheists and encourage questioning certain holiday traditions, according to a report by NorthJersey.com.The message will read, "You KNOW it's a myth. This season, celebrate reason," with a silhouette background of the three wise men walking toward a manger. The campaign is sponsored by the American...
  • Atheists’ ad blitz calls Christmas a myth

    11/27/2010 9:05:56 PM PST · by Coleus · 60 replies
    northjersey.com ^ | 11.26.10 | stephanie akin
    Drivers approaching the Lincoln Tunnel this holiday season will be the targets of an atheist advertisement that its sponsors describe as a strike against Christmas. A billboard sponsored by the American Atheists and posted in North Bergen, on the New Jersey side of the Lincoln Tunnel, reads: 'You KNOW it's a Myth. This season, celebrate REASON.' A billboard scheduled to be displayed near the New Jersey entrance to the tunnel until the end of the holidays shows a silhouetted manger scene with the message, “You KNOW it’s a Myth. This Season, Celebrate REASON.” The $20,000 campaign, sponsored by a national...