Months After Atheists Won Lottery to Put Up Holiday Displays, a City Has Decided to Ban Displays Altogether

Remember how city officials in Santa Monica, California had a lottery last winter to determine who could put up holiday displays? Atheists won 18 of the 21 slots (though they only used 3 of them): A Jewish group won one slot. And Christians won the remaining two — which made it difficult to put up [Read More...]

A Suggested Alteration to the FFRF ‘Winter Solstice’ Poster

Several times in the last few years, the Freedom From Religion Foundation has attempted to put up a poster in government buildings across the country where a religious holiday display such as a nativity scene has been allowed. This has had mixed results, from the poster being outright refused, to being stolen, to being begrudgingly [Read More...]

A Setback in the War on Christmas

The town of Warren, Michigan put up a Nativity Scene in the Atrium of City Hall this past winter, so, naturally, the Freedom From Religion Foundation asked Mayor James R. Fouts to put up one of their own signs: “At this season of the Winter Solstice, let reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, [Read More...]

The War on Christmas is Already Beginning

For years now, Loudoun County, Virginia officials have been trying to figure out how to handle holiday displays on public property — the county courthouse. Last Winter, they opened the floodgates and allowed all groups that wanted them to have displays. Of the 10 displays, most of them came from non-Christians This year, they’re not [Read More...]