Friday, December 24, 2004

Nativity Scenes & Aluminum Poles: Festivus Joins Christmas in the Public Square

In December in the U.S., when government property is used to display Nativity scenes it leaves the door open to other groups to erect their own displays. Typically Chanukah menorahs, since Chanukah is also in December. (Incredibly, courts have ruled that Nativity scenes and Chanukah menorahs are NOT religious symbols! What an insult!) Consequently, besides the placing of menorahs near Nativity scenes, government property may now be adorned with other holiday symbols.

A Seinfeld fan club in Polk County, Florida, in celebration of Festivus, erected a display that read: "Festivus for the Rest of Us". Click HERE to read an acount of it. Moreover, a Zoroastrian display was also put up.

Expect of course, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, and all sorts of other displays (including pagan and Satanic ones) to become more common on government property.

Years ago, when the constitutionality of Christmas being a government holiday was litigated before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Court ruled that it was constitutional for Christmas to be a legal holiday, because, the Court held, Christmas is NOT a religious holiday!

Merry Christmas!


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