New York Fire Department with “Happy Birthday Jesus” Sign Out Front May Now Have Company: A Festivus Pole
Atheist Sues Arkansas County and Judge After Courthouse Creche Approved (Again) but Humanist Banner Rejected
This was the scene in front of the Baxter County Courthouse in Mountain Home, Arkansas last year:
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 sent last year:
There’s Now Footage of the “Catholic Warrior” Walking Off With The Satanic Temple’s Display in the Florida Capitol
The other day, we learned that The Satanic Temple’s display in the Florida State Capitol Building had been vandalized.
[Hemeryck] had only one regret about Tuesday’s incident.
‘I just yanked that little devil off the fishing line,’ she said. ‘I should have just done a better job and finished it off for good.’
A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that there was a Nativity Scene in Brookville, Indiana that had been up for over 50 years, despite warning letters (over the course of several years) from the Freedom From Religion Foundation to take it down.
But what you need to know is that the display is owned by the Town of Brookville and sits on the grounds of the Franklin County Courthouse.