An elementary school in Cottondale, Florida decided this year not to put a nativity scene up at the school, as they had done for years. Mat Staver and Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel, noting that the scene is now in a closet, say it’s an “irony” that “Christians are being forced into the closet” instead of homosexuals.
I am amused by the claim that not putting up the nativity scene is viewpoint discrimination. If a school put up a Muslim Ramadan display, they’d be screaming bloody murder about it — and so would the ACLU. That’s the difference between these Christian legal groups and genuine civil liberties groups. When they complain about viewpoint discrimination, they mean only that their viewpoint is being discriminated against. If it was someone else’s viewpoint, they’d be demanding it be silenced.
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