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  • 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 hasn’t 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...
  • 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...
  • ONTARIO, CA - Statues of the Nativity and other scenes of Jesus still displayed for Christmas

    12/19/2007 4:45:20 PM PST · by doug from upland · 14 replies · 264+ views
    ONTARIO PARKWAY KIWANIS ^ | 12-19-07 | dfu
    Ontario, CA has not succumbed to the pressure felt in other cities across the country. The city of approximately 180,000 has large grass-covered median in the center of town with three lanes on each side. Many years ago, long before I was a member of Ontario Parkway Kiwanis, the group acquired very heavy statues of the Nativity scene and other scenes in the life of Christ. After four years, OPK donated them to the Chamber of Commerce. Every year, we get them out of storage and put up the scenes that can be seen on both sides of Euclid Avenue....
  • 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...
  • Nativity Scene Rejected at Washington Capitol

    12/21/2006 7:18:03 AM PST · by Hadean · 18 replies · 746+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2006
    The state's Christmas tree controversy has shifted from the airport to the Capitol, where the governor lit a menorah this week, but officials rejected a Nativity scene. It all started earlier this month with the plastic holiday trees at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. A rabbi wanted to add a large menorah to the display, but airport officials, worried about lawsuits and requests from other religions, ordered the trees removed instead. They put the trees back up a few days later _ without a menorah _ after Rabbi Elazar Bogomilsky of Chabad Lubavitch in Seattle said he wouldn't sue. Bogomilsky had made...
  • 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 crčche 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...
  • The Origin of Nativity Scenes

    12/23/2007 7:30:07 AM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 2 replies · 3,089+ views
    The Origin of Nativity Scenes “... Mary gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the place where travelers lodged.” According to St Luke the Evangelist (2,7) Jesus was born in a stable or at least in a place where animals were kept. In fact the word presepio (Nativity Scene) comes from the Latin verb praesepire (to enclose, to hedge, to fence) and today it means manger or crib. The term is thought to have been used for the first time with...
  • 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...
  • Away in a Manger [St. Francis of Assisi and the first Nativity scene]

    01/05/2009 5:21:36 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies · 480+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | January 5, 2008 | Fr. William Saunders
    Away in a Manger January 5th, 2009 by Fr. William Saunders As we learn each week from the saints, one must wonder, “How did the saints celebrate Christmas?” One of the best examples whose celebration lives on in our own is St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226). Thomas of Celano, one of the first biographers of St. Francis, wrote, “More than any other feast, he celebrated Christmas with an indescribable joy. He said that this was the feast of feasts, for on this day God became a little child and sucked milk like all human children. Francis embraced with great tenderness...
  • 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...
  • IL Secy. of State Allows Festivus Symbol to Join Nativity Scene & Menorah in State Capitol

    12/24/2008 7:19:12 AM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 11 replies · 397+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | December 24, 2008 | Dan Gura
    RFFM.org NEWS Springfield, IL -- Earlier this week, an 18 year old man from Springfield was allowed to put up a symbol at the State Capitol Building Rotunda in recognition of a fictional holiday. Michael Tennenhouse applied for and received a permit from the office of Jesse White, Illinois' Secretary of State. White's office is responsible for issuing permits to groups who desire to participate in a public forum inside Illinois' state Capitol building. Tennenhouse claims he sought permission from White's office to honor something called "Festivus" which was a story line from an episode of the Jerry Seinfeld show....
  • 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...
  • Life-Size Nativity Scene in New York's Central Park Should Encourage Other Cities, Group Says

    12/21/2009 9:26:22 AM PST · by NYer · 4 replies · 557+ views
    cns ^ | December 21, 2009 | Matt Cover
    A photo of a Nativity Scene the Catholic League erected in New York’s Central Park in December 2009. (Photo courtesy of Catholic League) (CNSNews.com) – The New York City-based Catholic League has erected a life-size Nativity scene at the heart of New York’s Central Park, hoping the display will remind Christians in other cities that such displays are legal.   Placed at the corner of 59th Street and Fifth Avenue, the Nativity stands prominently in front of the world’s largest menorah – the eight-armed candelabra used to mark the eight days of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.   First...
  • 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....
  • Pope Defends Nativity Scene as a Sign of Faith and Culture In Angelus Address - Gaudete Sunday

    12/12/2004 9:02:05 PM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies · 339+ views
    Zenit.org ^ | 12-12-04 | Pope John Paul II
    Code: ZE04121203Date: 2004-12-12Pope Defends Nativity Scene as a Sign of Faith and CultureIn Angelus Address on Gaudete SundayVATICAN CITY, DEC. 12, 2004 (Zenit.org).- The Christmas crib is a sign of faith and culture, says John Paul II. "Small or large, simple or elaborate, the crib constitutes a familiar and particularly expressive representation of Christmas," the Pope said. "It is an element of our culture and art, but above all a sign of faith in God, who came to Bethlehem 'to dwell among us.'" The Holy Father made his comment today from the window of study, as he greeted the crowds...
  • 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 © 2003 WorldNetDaily.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...
  • Conservative Students to Display “ACLU Nativity Scene”

    11/30/2006 9:08:17 AM PST · by Jay777 · 85 replies · 5,001+ views
    Stop The ACLU ^ | 30-Nov-06 | John Stephenson
    This is absolutely hillarious! The Young Conservatives of Texas - University of Texas Chapter announced today that they will be displaying an “ACLU Nativity Scene” on the West Mall of the University of Texas campus on Monday and Tuesday, December 4th and 5th. The group’s intent is to raise awareness on the extremity of the ACLU, and bring to light its secular-progressive efforts to remove Christmas from the public sphere. The display, the first of its kind in the nation, will feature characters that are quite a bit different than the standard crčche. “We’ve got Gary and Joseph instead of...
  • Outrage In Westchester: Nativity Scene Vandalized

    12/31/2005 11:32:36 PM PST · by presidio9 · 101 replies · 1,541+ views
    WCBS TV NY ^ | Dec 30, 2005
    Father Peter Pomposello holds a decapitated baby Jesus as he talks about the vandalism of the nativity scene outside Saints John and Paul Catholic Church. "It's not only theft, it's not just vandalism," Father Pomposello says. "It has, really, all the marks of a bias crime." Baby Jesus is now missing his head, hands and his left toes. The vandals also stole four sheep. "This is an image of the whole Christmas season," Pomposello said. "As Christians we venerate the baby Jesus this season. This was part of the procession for midnight mass and for the vigil mass on Christmas....
  • Nativity Tradition Continues; Committee Builds Scene On Downtown Church’s 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 government’s 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...
  • 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...
  • NO NATIVITY SCENE

    12/25/2003 1:27:01 PM PST · by Y2Krap · 8 replies · 588+ views
    KXNT, Las Vegas ^ | 12-24-03 | Heidi Harris
    ON THE FIRST DAY OF WINTER MY TEACHER TAUGHT TO ME, WE CAN’T HAVE NATIVITY SCENES. ON THE SECOND DAY OF WINTER MY TEACHER TAUGHT TO ME - SUSIE HAS TWO MOMMIES – BUT WE CAN’T HAVE NATIVITY SCENES. ON THE THIRD DAY OF WINTER MY TEACHER TAUGHT TO ME, ISLAM IS PEACEFUL, SUSIE HAS TWO MOMMIES – BUT WE CAN’T HAVE NATIVITY SCENES. ON THE FOURTH DAY OF WINTER MY TEACHER TAUGHT TO ME - OUR MILITARY’S EVIL, ISLAM IS PEACEFUL, SUSIE HAS TWO MOMMIES – AND WE CAN’T HAVE NATIVITY SCENES. ON THE FIFTH DAY OF WINTER MY...
  • 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,"...
  • The Manger -- Nativity Scene -- Cręche

    12/22/2008 8:29:06 PM PST · by Salvation · 15 replies · 881+ views
    WF-F.org ^ | not available | WomenFaithFamily
    The Mangeror Christmas Crib - Nativity Scene - Cręche - Naciamento - Presepio - Krippe Pope Benedict | Origin of the Christmas Crib | Cręche in the Home | Preparing the Manger | The Custom of "Cribbing" 18th century Presepio built for King Charles III of Naples(To view the Holy Family and more information, click on Holy Family above)“And This will be a sign for you...” To set up the crib at home can be a simple but effective way of presenting the faith and transmitting it to one's children. The manger helps us to contemplate the mystery of...
  • 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 crčche, 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 crčche.) Yet in the end, tradition won out; the executive mansion is now decorated for the Christmas holiday, and the crčche 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...
  • Nativity Scene Figures Stolen From St. Joseph Church

    12/10/2013 2:58:35 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    ST. JOSEPH, Minn. (WCCO) – In this season of giving, someone has taken part of the nativity scene from a Minnesota church. Mary and Joseph are among the figures stolen from a display outside the Church of St. Joseph, located in the town of St. Joseph. The church is led by Father Jerome Tupa, who says the manger’s appearance signals the beginning of the advent season, placed near the intersection of Main and Minnesota Streets.
  • Nativity scene up in Wisconsin Capitol; Atheist group upset

    12/12/2011 5:59:41 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 26 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-12-11 | ap
    A conservative group has set up a nativity scene at the Capitol building in Madison, and an atheists' group is seeking its own permit for an opposing display. A WISC-TV report says Wisconsin Family Action has been granted a permit to display its scene until the end of the month. The six statuettes that sit on a table depict the birth of Jesus Christ. Group spokeswoman Julaine Appling says the display is tasteful. She says there's room for a number of different voices. But the Madison-based Freedom From Religion Foundation says a nativity scene isn't appropriate for a state building....
  • Fight Over Nativity Scene In Santa Monica Heads To Court

    11/18/2012 5:19:17 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    AP) ^ | November 18, 2012 10:59 AM
    The city of Santa Monica has allowed an elaborate nativity scene in its Palisades Park each Christmas for nearly 60 years, but officials are ending the tradition this year after an atheist set up his own non-religious display and caused an uproar. Now, the churches behind the nativity are suing in federal court and claim the city violated their freedom of speech by stopping the holiday tradition. A court hearing Monday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles could decide the fate of the Christian tableau for the upcoming season.
  • Nativity scene and menorah in Central Park [Catholic League display in NYC on public property]

    12/22/2008 6:10:50 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 5 replies · 469+ views
    Spero News ^ | December 18, 2008 | William Donohue
    Take note all ye cultural fascists out to annihilate Christmas: The Catholic League has a nativity scene on public property in New York City, right in Central Park. We deliberately put it on the corner of 59th and 5th so that New Yorkers taking the 5th Avenue bus downtown can’t avoid seeing it. Indeed, it’s impossible to miss. Next to it will be the world’s largest menorah, a religious symbol that some dunce lawyers still think is a secular symbol. “Every year we get a permit from the New York City Parks Department to display our life-sized crčche in Central...
  • Check it out! Pics of the "Nativity Scene" set up by the University Of Texas Young Conservatives.

    12/05/2006 9:51:35 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 57 replies · 2,605+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 12/04/06 | staff
    "Tony McDonald, a member of the University of Texas Young Conservatives, sets up a protest anti- American Civil Liberties Union nativity scene, dubbed a 'solstice barn,' on the university's campus in Austin December 4, 2006. The display features a 'Nancy Pelosi' angel, a 'suicide bomber' shepherd, and Marx, Lenin and Stalin as the Three Wise Men." "Josh Perry, a member of the University of Texas Young Conservatives, spreads hay as he sets up a protest anti-American Civil Liberties Union nativity scene, dubbed a 'solstice barn,' on the university's campus in Austin, Texas December 4, 2006. The display features a...
  • The Santa Monica Nativity Scene Case: Why We Lost

    11/21/2012 4:16:25 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 17 replies
    AT ^ | 11/21/2012 | By William J. Becker, Jr
    ...Conservatives are shell-shocked. The event in Palm Beach drew no consensus for the future of conservatism. After four years of economic, political and moral depredations, it becomes increasingly difficult to predict when the pendulum will swing back or if it will at all. We wander along a desolate path of stupefaction, adrift in our bumping and stammering hallucinations. Can a moribund culture ever be revived to resemble the best times in America's past? When Tuesday (11/19/2012), US District Court Judge Audrey B Collins delivered a 28-page ruling denying my client the right to continue a 59-year-old tradition of exhibiting Nativity...
  • Nativity Scene To Stand For Third Year In A Row in Illinois State Capitol

    08/25/2010 5:45:51 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 2 replies
    RFFM.org ^ | August 25, 2010 | Judy Cleary
    For the third year in a row, a Nativity Scene will stand in the Illinois State Capitol Rotunda Building this Christmas season. The Springfield Nativity Scene Committee (SNSC) sponsors the religious display which features statues of the baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph in a hand-crafted manger setting. The Nativity scene is underwritten by the Chicago-based Thomas More Society http://www.thomasmoresociety.org/. "I am very honored to once again be part of a group that will be celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ," said Daniel T. Zanoza, Chairman, Springfield (Illinois) Nativity Scene Committee. "Besides its religious significance, the Nativity scene is a wonderful...
  • Wisconsin-based non-profit calls for Athens (Texas) nativity scene to come down

    12/08/2011 8:50:41 AM PST · by tuffydoodle · 46 replies
    WFAA Texas News ^ | December 7, 2011 | Craig Civale
    ATHENS, Texas - The signs of Christmas are everywhere in downtown Athens. Lights, trees, and Santa and his reindeer line the streets. But it's the nativity scene on the lawn at the county courthouse that has caused concern. "I just don't understand it, to be honest with you," said Henderson County Judge Richard Sanders. "I'm just confused about it." Sanders says residents haven't complained. The issues were brought up by the Freedom From Religion foundation, a Wisconsin non-profit group who sent a letter to the county this week, calling the display unconstitutional and demanding it come down. "I'm an old...
  • 'Live Nativity Scene' to Be Displayed at Supreme Court, Capitol Building

    11/30/2011 9:52:00 AM PST · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Tue, Nov. 29 2011 10:08 PM EDT | Eryn Sun
    Print CP Article 'Live Nativity Scene' to Be Displayed at Supreme Court, Capitol Building Tue, Nov. 29, 2011 Posted: 10:08 PM EDT The Christian Defense Coalition and Faith and Action are publicly sharing the message of Christmas this season by sponsoring a live nativity scene in front of the United States Supreme Court.Part of “The Nativity Project,” a nationwide campaign that seeks to bring the focus of Christmas back to Jesus Christ, the display not only hopes to proclaim the powerful message of the Gospel but also celebrate religious freedom, countering the hostility toward public expressions of faith.“Sadly, we...
  • Festivus pole added to nativity scene

    12/09/2012 11:53:06 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 35 replies
    upi ^ | Dec. 9, 2012
    DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla.,- This year, a Nativity scene in Deerfield Beach, Fla., features a "Festivus pole" made of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer cans, as well as a Menorah. The pole, a reference to the Dec. 23 atheist "holiday" that became a pop culture hit after being featured in a "Seinfeld" episode, was installed Thursday by activist blogger Chaz Stevens, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported. Stevens said he had been trying to get the city to remove the Nativity scene for five years, and this year he decided to ask for space to express his own beliefs. "It's just 23...
  • NATIVITY SCENE ERECTED IN CENTRAL PARK (NY)

    12/17/2011 2:43:39 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Catholic League ^ | December 16, 2011
    Leave a Comment Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:Today we erected a life-size nativity scene in Central Park, on the corner of 59th and 5th; it will be up until January 3. Moreover, we did not surround it with secular symbols.Every year we get a permit from the New York City Parks Department to display our nativity scene. We choose Central Park because it is a public forum, a place where concerts, marathons and all sorts of festivities take place. We do not seek to display our crèche on public property adjacent to City Hall, because that is...
  • Biased Reporter Uses His Media Job to Force City To Take Down Nativity Scene

    12/14/2013 11:02:24 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    A reporter for a small Florida newspaper decided that he wanted to see if he could get the city of Chipley to remove its nativity scene from public property because he claims it is somehow against the US Constitution. There is that unbiased media we are so in love with, eh? Reporter” Randal Seyler of the Washington County News decided to try and use his position in the media to destroy a community nativity scene when he noticed that the decoration was put up at city hall. This biased, troublemaker ran to city hall and warned them he was going...
  • Church Nativity scene with gay figures vandalized

    12/29/2011 4:48:08 PM PST · by SmithL · 31 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/29/11
    CLAREMONT, Calif. (AP) -- Southern California authorities are investigating vandalism of a church's Nativity display that includes depictions of gay and lesbian couples. The damage at Claremont United Methodist Church occurred late Saturday or Sunday morning. . . . Claremont police Sgt. Jason Walters tells the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin it's a hate crime.
  • Say NO to a blasphemous nativity scene!

    The lesbian "rock opera" Jesus Has Two Mommies will show this Christmas season at the Somerville Theatre near Boston, MA. Jesus Has Two Mommies dares to distort the sacred mysteries of Christmas, showing Jesus born to two lesbians, Mary and Josephine. Among blasphemous mockeries of God, the virgin birth, and the Holy Family, Jesus Has Two Mommies portrays Mary and Josephine's affair at a lesbian bar, the "real Christmas story."According to press reports: "Luckily the trio is up to the challenge. The trio consisted of God... Jesus and the angel Gay-briel. ...Blessing Faith [Faith Soloway, the author] with a Psalm...
  • Satan defeated in Florida Capitol -- at least, on the Nativity scene

    12/19/2013 10:56:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 19, 2013 | Aaron Deslatte
    "...The state Department of Management Services has notified a Tallahassee-based group called The Satanic Temple that it won't be allowed to put up a religious-themed poster alongside other holiday displays, including a Nativity scene, and other secular displays that have been put up since the Christian-themed first display was approved in November.... ...The reaction to the nativity scene -- set up by the Florida Prayer Network on Dec. 3 -- drew national attention and barbs from Steve Colbert and Jon Stewart when South Florida political blogger Chaz Stevens responded by stacking up a 6-foot-tall "Festivus" pole made of Pabst Blue...
  • Todd Starnes: Air Force Removes Nativity Scene

    12/10/2013 4:31:08 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 31 replies
    foxnewsinsider.com ^ | December 9, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    The Baby Jesus has been kicked off Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina, according to an organization who relishes any opportunity to eradicate Christianity from the U.S. military. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation praised officials at Shaw Air Force Base for removing a Nativity scene located near Memorial Lake on Friday. The traditional Nativity included plastic statues of Mary, Joseph, the Baby Jesus and an assortment of animals. Apparently, an undisclosed number of Airmen were so emotionally troubled by the sight of a manger scene that they immediately notified the MRFF. I can only imagine the psychological damage they...
  • Atheist display added to holiday town hall scene in West Milford

    12/21/2012 4:56:10 PM PST · by Coleus · 30 replies
    Northjersey.com ^ | 12.17.12 | ANN GENADER
    It seems that those who favor the all or nothing inclusion of December symbols in the annual display in front of the municipal building have been successful in making that happen. Over the weekend - with it still unclear if the lighted tree is to be called a "Christmas tree" or a "Holiday tree" - a crčche and an atheist sign were added to the display. Meanwhile the official name for the lighted tree in the display remains an issue for some. Resident Tim Wagner and others said they will continue to press for administrative action to call the "Holiday...
  • A Clash of Organizations in the War on Christmas and the Good Guys Win — Nativity Returns

    12/21/2012 9:15:59 AM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies
    ANN ARBOR, MI — On Saturday morning, December 15th, John Satawa with the help of family and friends and the Boy Scouts once again erected the Nativity on a public median in Warren, Michigan. The joyous occasion was the culmination of a four year legal battle in defense of the Nativity waged by the Thomas More Law Center against the County Road Commission and the Freedom From Religion Foundation.While the Nativity was being erected, Warren police controlled traffic as well-wishers gathered, reporters and TV stations conducted interviews, carolers sang Christmas songs, a priest from nearby St Anne’s Catholic Church blessed...
  • Navy Cancels Nativity over Atheist Complaint (Bahrain)

    12/11/2012 10:49:28 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 22 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | December 11, 2012 | Todd Starnes
    The Navy directed service members serving in Bahrain to cancel and dismantle a “Live Nativity” after receiving a complaint from a military atheist group who said the manger scene endangered Americans serving in a Muslim country and violated the U .S. Constitution. The chaplain at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain confirmed to Fox News the nativity scene was cancelled – but referred any further comments to the NSA’s public information officer. The “Live Nativity” was a long-standing tradition at NSA Bahrain that featured the children of military personnel dressed as shepherds, wise men, along with Mary and Joseph. It was...