Thanks to Christians, Atheist Holiday Displays Will Flourish in Loudoun County

For the past couple of years, there has been a battle in Loudoun County, Virginia over which displays, if any, should be allowed in front of the county courthouse. Last year, the courthouse Grounds and Facilities Committee wanted to ban all displays, while the county Supervisor and other community members wanted to continue to allow [Read More...]

A Christian Who Doesn’t Care About the Phrase ‘Happy Holidays’

I was worried when I started reading this post by (Christian) Jennifer McGrail about a recent shopping experience and the cashier who assisted her family: And then, he said it. The thing that would cause me to roll my eyes and hurry home to write the store a scathing letter detailing exactly why I would [Read More...]

Christian Group Demands That We All Say ‘Merry Christmas’

The American Family Association released its 2011 “Naughty or Nice Christmas List” indicating which retail stores’ advertisements and employees say “Merry Christmas” (Yay!) and which ones say “Happy Holidays” (Why do they hate Jesus?) For example, Old Navy and Victoria’s Secret apparently hate Christmas, Whole Foods is still up in the air, and Best Buy [Read More...]

Freethought Society’s Tree of Knowledge Banned from Pennsylvania Courthouse

You would think a “Tree of Knowledge” would be the least controversial holiday display of them all: In previous years, book covers included The Myth of Nazareth by Rene Salam, Why I Am Not a Muslim by Ibn Warraq, and Misquoting Jesus by Bart Ehrman. There were also covers of the Bible and Koran. It’s [Read More...]

Ask Richard: My City Government is Now Running the Christmas Festival

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Hi Richard, I live in a Midwestern suburb in the heart of the Jesus-belt. Our community is predominantly white, predominantly conservative, and predominantly Christian. Every year, on our historical Main Street, there is a month-long Christmas Festival, with dozens of costumed characters (Historic Santas, Dickens [Read More...]


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