I posted earlier about a Nativity Scene battle taking place in Belen, New Mexico. Mayor Jerah Cordova refuses to take down the government-sponsored Christian display because, he says, it’s part of the town’s history and isn’t at all a promotion of religion.
As if that makes any difference.
That didn’t stop Fox & Friends host Elizabeth Hasselbeck from declaring an early start to the annual Fox News-created War on Christmas:
“The war on Christmas typically comes, well, in the winter, near December, but this is coming a little bit early,” Hasselbeck pointed out. “But this isn’t even about a seasonal issue. This isn’t a nativity that comes up for Christmas. This has been part of your people’s history there.”
Even in a place like Los Angeles, there’s no place for government promotion of religion. This is not an ambiguous church/state separation case. This one’s clear cut. And if Cordova doesn’t fix the problem soon, the people of Belen will have to pay the price for his irresponsibility.