Letter to the editor from MaryAnn Remington.

And now, on to today’s letters to the editor in the local paper about the nativity.  Here’s one from MaryAnn Remington:

I am so angry I couldn’t even finish reading the article about someone who complains about the nativity scene. One lousy person moves into this town, doesn’t even have the guts to have her name, phone number and address printed, and she wants to change how things have been done for years. We moved here because of how this town was — not to change a thing.

Please, whoever you are, just move back to where you came from. We don’t need you or anyone like you here. That is what I would say and even pay their way to leave. And I think a lot of others would, too.

So ,what can I do to get that stupid organization off our backs?

And away we go.

One lousy person moves into this town, doesn’t even have the guts to have her name, phone number and address printed, and she wants to change how things have been done for years. We moved here because of how this town was — not to change a thing.

Your town was bound by the Constitution before this person lodged their complaint.  And how do you know it was one person?

And it doesn’t matter if the law has been being broken for years.  It’s not less illegal on account of how long a Constitutional violation has gone unchallenged.  What’s more, perhaps it has gone unchallenged because of the threat of certain harassment (at minimum) from Christians, not because of a lack of people who worry about the government giving one group preferential treatment.

If you didn’t want to change a thing, don’t worry, you’re not.  The problem is with you, MaryAnn, thinking that Christians being bound by the Constitution in Mountain Home amounts to a change.  It doesn’t.

Please, whoever you are, just move back to where you came from. We don’t need you or anyone like you here. That is what I would say and even pay their way to leave. And I think a lot of others would, too.

On the contrary, with so many Christians embracing an attitude of ignoring the Constitution, this is precisely the area that needs a resident brave enough to challenge the county’s officials even though they are sure to be harassed and bullied by Christians just like yourself.  Areas where religious liberty is threatened need brave Americans (who wouldn’t need to be so brave if so many Christians weren’t so eager to make their lives miserable).

So ,what can I do to get that stupid organization off our backs?

Tell your elected officials to stop breaking the law.  Either move the nativity to private property or allow other religious groups equal space (so no rejecting the group that wants to put up a “Happy Winter Solstice” banner).  Comply with the law and you won’t hear a peep from the people insisting that a county judge abides by it.

But if you’re going to insist that government property be doled out for the use of Christians and nobody else, I’m sorry, but there are consequences for breaking the law and you don’t get to avoid them because you’re in the majority.

Here’s the comment section of her article if you’d like to chime in and ask her to dial down the hate in Jesus’ name.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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