MA Republican Gets Nativity Scene in State Capitol; Atheists Vow to Erect Satanic Display Next Year

Perhaps because the Boston Atheists are putting up this pleasant banner in Boston Common today, a Republican legislator used his power and access to get a Nativity scene in the State Capitol building. While it’s too late to respond in kind this year, the atheists say they’ll push back even harder next year.

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A Helpful Tweetstorm Explaining the True Story Behind the “War on Christmas”

If you want a thorough understanding of how the fictional “War on Christmas” became such a staple of conservative media, look no further than this thread by Freedom From Religion Foundation attorney Andrew Seidel. The 40-tweet story discusses where the phrase came from, how the right wing exaggerated the truth, and what’s really going on:

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Before a Satanic Display Was Destroyed in Florida, Bill O’Reilly Trashed It on His Show

Why did the Satanic display in Boca Raton, Florida get vandalized (again) yesterday? We don’t know for sure, but it’s tempting to think it may have been prompted by a segment on Bill O’Reilly‘s show the night before.

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How a Christian “Pastor” from Texas Ruined Santa for a Bunch of Kids

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how self-described “pastor” David Grisham Jr. ruined Santa for a bunch of children and the unintentional irony of his actions.

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Michigan Town Puts Nativity Back Up on Government Property, Taking Advantage of Legal Loophole

For nearly a decade, the town of Menominee, Michigan has put a Nativity scene on government property, clearly endorsing Christianity at the expense of everyone else. They took it down about a month ago, finally respecting the law, but they just put it back up citing a legal loophole.

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