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Santa Monica Forced To CANCEL Christmas After Atheist Campaigner Launches Protest...
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 18, 2012

Posted on 11/18/2012 9:31:05 PM PST by Steelfish

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1 posted on 11/18/2012 9:31:08 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

“It’s a sad, sad commentary”

Not nearly as sad as the atheist is going to be one of these days, if he/she continues in disbelief into the afterlife.


2 posted on 11/18/2012 9:36:12 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

I would not expect the People’s Republic of Santa Monica to put up a fight.


3 posted on 11/18/2012 9:43:28 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

In ancient America (1950), that jackass would have been cited for breach of the peace.....


4 posted on 11/18/2012 9:45:41 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Steelfish

The day is coming when Christians won’t be able to put decorations on their own lawns because they offend passerbys. Or if they have a tree in their house, they will have to keep the drapes closed so atheists can’t see it and be offended. Sound crazy? No. It’s just a matter of time.


5 posted on 11/18/2012 9:48:15 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: Frank_2001

In that precise ancient time, my family used to travel to Santa Monica every other year for Christmas.


6 posted on 11/18/2012 9:50:04 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Steelfish

Simple enough to have live nativity characters walk around the towne center saying, “God be with you.” Can’t arrest someone from walking around public streets.


7 posted on 11/18/2012 9:50:10 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Steelfish

Saint Monica, pray for us.


8 posted on 11/18/2012 9:51:23 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Frank_2001

I hit post too soon. The CHRISTmas lights on Wilshire Blvd were beautiful and there Nativity scenes almost every where.


9 posted on 11/18/2012 9:52:50 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Steelfish
Why is it that the that the city caters to ONE CRANK instead of the many who enjoy Christmas decorations.

We had the same problem in in a local town over forty years ago when ONE CRANK shut down the local Christmas and
Easter pageants.

Interesting that when that crank finally died in terror, he called on God for forgiveness of his actions.

10 posted on 11/18/2012 9:58:16 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: chessplayer

Looks like atheists are taking on the role of America’s Muslims.

Atheists of good will should claim the atheist display does not represent the mentality of atheists and demand it be taken down.

If atheists want an atheist religious holiday, they should have one. But they should not be religious freedom and virtue speech wreckers. Mind their own business. Respect the first amendment or you will lose it along with the Christians you harrass and hate. Idiots.


11 posted on 11/18/2012 10:00:13 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Steelfish

They’re never happy. They get their prescious muslim in the white house another four years but they’re just as mean and vicious as ever.


12 posted on 11/18/2012 10:00:26 PM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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Curious about the unspoken thoughts...


13 posted on 11/18/2012 10:04:42 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Terry Mross

They’re just taking the slogan “Forward” literally.


14 posted on 11/18/2012 10:09:23 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: chessplayer

Well, I’m a different kind of Christian. I pray for liberals....to jump off a cliff. Why are you so afraid of these lib pukes?


15 posted on 11/18/2012 10:10:41 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Terry Mross

Just wait till the guy in the WH puts Holder on the SC and those with super ACLU (Marxist) credentials. I guess the 71% Hispanics, 68% 18year-30 year olds and the 60% single women who voted for Obama and those union folks in PA, OH, and WI would love what’s coming


16 posted on 11/18/2012 10:13:11 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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This situation should be viewed in the same light as the Admin’s recent attack on the 1st Amendment regarding “the film”. Not one cucker from the ACLU nor Hollywood stood up to defend the notorious filmmaker. But in this Santa Monica case, too many of these Christian hating operations are all too eager to quell Christian speech.

It’s time these attacks by haters of Christianity come to end — legally of course.


17 posted on 11/18/2012 10:15:34 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Steelfish

Christmas is celebrated at home, by Christians. Why bother with this non-sensical fighting with athiests? We’re not going to win. F’em.


18 posted on 11/18/2012 10:19:53 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: Steelfish
I bet he likes rocks. This is beyond stupid.. this guy especially, which anyone has that right to act that way. If they have no faith, no religion, how can they even understand and criticize any God and how do they even know what a Christian is. It is all a pretense to discredit morality.
19 posted on 11/18/2012 10:22:29 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. As another FR member says..Obamas are living in gangster paradise.)
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To: Steelfish

First of all, you can’t “cancel Christmas.” Witness the Whos.

Secondly, put the displays on two hundred private front lawns. See what Mr. Atheist does about that. Don’t worry about City Hall.


20 posted on 11/18/2012 10:22:36 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: bgill

“Simple enough to have live nativity characters walk around the towne center saying, “God be with you.” Can’t arrest someone from walking around public streets.”

Excellent, that’s the spirit.

Churches with live nativities! Etc. Let’s go, Santa Monica. Don’t let this sourpuss dictate your holidays!


21 posted on 11/18/2012 10:23:51 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: AlmaKing

Christians should be forced into the closet? I don’t think so!


22 posted on 11/18/2012 10:30:41 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Steelfish

athiest.org. Aren’t they a 501C3 organization?


23 posted on 11/18/2012 10:33:03 PM PST by barmag25
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To: Frank_2001

Go a bit further back they would have been rode out of town on a rail after being tarred and feathered.


24 posted on 11/18/2012 10:35:54 PM PST by Eye of Unk
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To: Steelfish

This is so stupid. Santa Monica could just let the unhappy atheist have their booth and let all the religious displays up - they have to be viewpoint neutral in how they apportion public space. They just don’t want to deal with residents disagreeing with each other, which is typical bureaucratic cowardice.


25 posted on 11/18/2012 10:36:46 PM PST by socalgop
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To: Gene Eric
I notice this is a story from the UK. Do they have this problem with atheists over there regarding religious displays? I know the problems with Muslims, but from a legal standpoint, do atheists have a case? They don't have a first amendment, nor separation of church and state there.

In fact since there IS a state religion, the C of E, can't they "legally" tell atheists to go pound sand?

26 posted on 11/18/2012 10:37:20 PM PST by boop ("I need another Cutty Sark"-LBJ)
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To: Steelfish
People while you are out stocking up on ammo, buy some Jesus statues before they are banned completely. I am going to get one. Hubby and I may just set up a nice Christmas nativity scene this holiday & cause trouble. Where I live in Florida, we have to get permission for anything we do outside the property due to the rules. People who set the rules are from NY NJ/don't even live here maybe 2 months a year. I hate living in this concentration camp at times. That's what I call it when I am upset because.. I can't plant flowers, put up a flag or do fun things. Hubby and I are hoping to move (again) Not back to VA (cause of state incomes taxes) probably here tho into a conservative area of Florida with more normal people :)
27 posted on 11/18/2012 10:44:56 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. As another FR member says..Obamas are living in gangster paradise.)
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To: Steelfish
"Santa Monica Forced To CANCEL Christmas..."

Reindeer cookies. Christmas is on! Gov't hasn't got anything to do with it.

28 posted on 11/18/2012 10:46:30 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Steelfish

In any normal community someone would kick his butt!


29 posted on 11/18/2012 10:47:10 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Steelfish

City workers shouldn’t get the day off or any holiday pay.


30 posted on 11/18/2012 10:47:21 PM PST by NoLibZone (Secession nation(s) will be free of history tied to slavery.)
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To: F15Eagle
Since this 'gentlemen' does not believe in celebrating Christmas, he should walk the walk as well as talk the talk... He should WORK on Christmas and Boxing Day, REFUNDING to his employer, any overtime pay that he would earn from working those days. It would be interesting to see then, how strong his protestations would be!
31 posted on 11/18/2012 11:03:49 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: Steelfish

Just put the damn decorations up in the church’s front yard. WHy do taxpayers have to pay for Christmas decorations.


32 posted on 11/18/2012 11:14:11 PM PST by Last of the Mohicans
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

I am a Hindu, and I really enjoy Christmas. It reminds me of Diwali, celebrated by Hindu’s when the homes are adorned with lights, gifts are exchanged, tasty food dishes are cooked, families get together, and the God’s are given special prayers.


33 posted on 11/18/2012 11:23:53 PM PST by entropy12 (2-3 new SCOTUS appointments by Obama will ensure killing of unborn for next 30 years)
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To: Steelfish

if a CHRISTIAN protested a homosexual event... would they shut it down?


34 posted on 11/19/2012 12:53:11 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Steelfish
Back in the days of yore, the only people in America that had Christmas cancelled were the Puritans.

Now that gives me a thought...

35 posted on 11/19/2012 12:56:57 AM PST by danielmryan
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To: chessplayer; Steelfish

The day is coming when Christians won’t be able to put decorations on their own lawns because they offend passerbys

Spirited: According to the Black Book of Communism, it was the ringing of church bells that served as the excuse for the unleashing of persecution, both psychological and physical. And when anti theists and atheist materialists seized full control of Russia the persecution, oppression, terror and murders began together with the looting, sacking and desecration of churches and imprisonment and/or murder of clergy.


36 posted on 11/19/2012 1:32:50 AM PST by spirited irish
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To: Steelfish

these minorities have to stop controlling the majorities


37 posted on 11/19/2012 1:40:03 AM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: entropy12

I am a Hindu, and I really enjoy Christmas

Spirited: You have a generous, gracious spirit. When my family was stationed on Okinawa many years ago Christmas was an occasion of great enjoyment to them as well. From the lights to decorated trees and good food, they partook of it all with great good cheer.

Turkey was another matter all together. Our time there was marked by oppression.


38 posted on 11/19/2012 1:50:45 AM PST by spirited irish
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To: Steelfish

Ever since Fonda and Hayden took over the city it’s been known as “The Peoples Republic of Santa Monica”!


39 posted on 11/19/2012 2:09:08 AM PST by dalereed
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They didn’t ‘take over the city.’ They were elected—just like Obama. Yuppie dems did it.


40 posted on 11/19/2012 2:23:28 AM PST by Misterioso ("Evil requires the sanction of the victim." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: Steelfish

Santa Monica sucks. 3 bed one bath clapboard homes for millions. The whole town smells lime the ubiquitous homeless urine. Another reason not to shop there — dissing Christmas.


41 posted on 11/19/2012 2:28:23 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: entropy12

I’m a jew and I love Christmas! The decorations, lights, music! Oh, the music!


42 posted on 11/19/2012 2:30:45 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: chessplayer
Two of my former students of my religious education class told this story:

A few years ago their family put up a manger scene in front of their house during Advent. Their neighbors, who teach at our local university, approached them a few days after the Manger went up, and requested that they take it down as they found it offensive.

The family went out and bought another Creche and put it up as well.

Best news I had heard that day.

43 posted on 11/19/2012 3:37:43 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: NoLibZone

BINGO!


44 posted on 11/19/2012 4:10:58 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Steelfish

I suggest Santa Monica change its name to Monica so as not to offend atheists. Better yet, change the name the name to Monica Lewinsky, because the city is basically on its knees.


45 posted on 11/19/2012 4:38:17 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Interesting that when that crank finally died in terror, he called on God for forgiveness of his actions.

Were you there? Just curious how you know this?

46 posted on 11/19/2012 4:43:29 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Flick Lives

Change the name of the whole state to Santa Claus.


47 posted on 11/19/2012 4:43:38 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: Steelfish

It’s about destroying the cultural icon that is Christmas. Christmas today in the USA has few religions overtones. It’s a holiday for family and kids. It’s warm feelings of kindness and that all is right with the world.
But because the word “Christ” is in the word, the left has got to destroy it.


48 posted on 11/19/2012 4:52:07 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: Steelfish
the tyranny of the minority...
49 posted on 11/19/2012 4:56:20 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: chessplayer

I don’t know if it will be because they will be “offended”, I am thinking more like it will be because you don’t want your home fire bombed by these nutjobs. It’s who the left really is. Just look how the random acts of terrorism conducted on peoples political signs on there yards or there cars. That is where things will likely go as we descend further into the moral abyss.


50 posted on 11/19/2012 4:56:25 AM PST by DarkWaters ("Deception is a state of mind --- and the mind of the state" --- James Jesus Angleton)
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