Wadena Nativity Scene in Local Park Will Come Down After Resident Points Out That It’s Illegal

A Nativity scene in a Wadena (Minnesota) park will be coming down after the city council was told it was violating the law:

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Atheists Win Lawsuit Against Arkansas County That Erected Nativity Scene Outside Courthouse

This was the scene in front of the Baxter County Courthouse in Mountain Home, Arkansas in 2013:

It’s a giant Nativity display, with what appears to be Santa Claus and a Christmas tree thrown in for good measure.

By now, we all know the rules for how this works: You can’t *just* promote Christianity with your holiday displays on government property. Either other groups can put up displays or no one gets to. And that’s exactly what the Appignani Humanist Legal Center said to County Judge Mickey Pendergrass in a letter:

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Comedians Chime in on Starbucks Red Cup Non-troversy

Now that the Starbucks Red Cup freakout has reached peak Culture War, several comedians have chimed in on the matter.

Like Stephen Colbert giving a shout-out to Joshua Feuerstein, a.k.a. “Paul Blart, Mall Bro”:

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Christian Group Unveils 2015 “Naughty-or-Nice” List, Because Some Companies Hate Christmas

The American Family Association has released its annual “Naughty or Nice” list, sorting out which national chains celebrate Christmas and which ones don’t deserve your business because they ruin everything by acknowledging the existence of other human beings.

While most of it is just a holdover from last year, a few interesting things pop out:

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Joshua Feuerstein Now Wants Christians to Avoid Starbucks and Its “Overpriced Abortion Coffee”

The last time Joshua Feuerstein was ranting about Starbucks, he was yelling at us about why the red cups were somehow “taking the Christ out of Christmas.” You may recall that he encouraged his fans to go to Starbucks, buy coffee, and tell them their name is “Merry Christmas” so the baristas would have to write it on the side of the cup. He even urged people to use the hashtag #MerryChristmasStarbucks.

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