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    Atheist Action Halts Calif. Nativity Display; Churches Go to Court

    Atheist Action Halts Calif. Nativity Display; Churches Go to Court

    Churches are going to federal court to reclaim their freedom of speech after the city of Santa Monica, Calif., decided to end a nearly 60-year tradition of having Christian displays of the nativity in a public park due to an uproar caused by atheists' anti-God signs.

    "It's a sad, sad commentary on the attitudes of the day that a nearly 60-year-old Christmas tradition is now having to hunt for a home, something like our savior had to hunt for a place to be born because the world was not interested," The Associated Press quoted Hunter Jameson, head of the nonprofit Santa Monica Nativity Scene Committee, as saying.

    The committee, comprising churches that are behind the nativity display, is suing in federal court, claiming the city violated their freedom of speech by stopping the holiday tradition. A court hearing is scheduled for Monday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.

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    Just so I get this right, these churches are suing the government claiming their rights to freedom of speech were violated because the government wouldn't provide them a soapbox and place in the park?

    Found this gem lower down...

    The atheists used half their spaces, displaying anti-God signs, most of which were vandalized. This led the city to effectively end the tradition that began in 1953.
    So the city ended the practice because the religulous were vandalizing the other displays.

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    and the war on Christmas begins! Just in time for the 2012 season. Bring up a lawn chair and watch the fireworks.

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    Re: Atheist Action Halts Calif. Nativity Display; Churches Go to Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    and the war on Christmas begins! Just in time for the 2012 season. Bring up a lawn chair and watch the fireworks.

    Current score: Christians, 0, Atheists, 0, but the Atheists have the ball. This one could be an exciting game.
    Yay!! Love this blood sport!!
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    Yay!! Love this blood sport!!
    Pull up a chair and pop a top or two. This one promises to be a great spectacle.
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    These atheist are what give us a bad name. You can't stand to see a nativity scene? Really? You going to get Christmas banned altogether? The whole holiday is based on pagan foundations, so to fight any part of the holiday is to effectively fight the entire holiday. It's silly, it's petty, and it's not what any decent atheist would/should do. Pathetic.
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    Re: Atheist Action Halts Calif. Nativity Display; Churches Go to Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    These atheist are what give us a bad name. You can't stand to see a nativity scene? Really? You going to get Christmas banned altogether? The whole holiday is based on pagan foundations, so to fight any part of the holiday is to effectively fight the entire holiday. It's silly, it's petty, and it's not what any decent atheist would/should do. Pathetic.
    I'm sorry, what did the atheists do to get Xmas banned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    I'm sorry, what did the atheists do to get Xmas banned?
    Never said that, my point is where does it stop?
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    Re: Atheist Action Halts Calif. Nativity Display; Churches Go to Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    Never said that, my point is where does it stop?
    Seems to me it wasn't the atheists fault. They did what they were supposed to and they purchased half the spots which then got vandalized and the city banned everything.

    The atheists were not the ones at fault here.

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    Re: Atheist Action Halts Calif. Nativity Display; Churches Go to Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    Never said that, my point is where does it stop?
    Where does what stop?

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    Re: Atheist Action Halts Calif. Nativity Display; Churches Go to Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    and the war on Christmas begins! Just in time for the 2012 season. Bring up a lawn chair and watch the fireworks.

    Current score: Christians, 0, Atheists, 0, but the Atheists have the ball. This one could be an exciting game.
    Has any else gotten their draft notice?

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