Atheists Successfully Shut Down Nativity Displays in Santa Monica

Well, it’s almost that time of year again; the time of year where Atheists become so intimidated by a God they believe doesn’t exist that they must silence anyone else’s public profession of faith in Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior:

Judge rejects Nativity displays in Santa Monica

By GILLIAN FLACCUS – AP – via Miami Herald

LOS ANGELES — There’s no room for the baby Jesus, the manger or the wise men this Christmas in a Santa Monica park following a judge’s ruling Monday against churches that tried to keep a 60-year Nativity tradition alive after atheists stole the show with anti-God messages.

U.S. District Judge Audrey B. Collins rejected a motion from the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes Committee to allow the religious display this season while their lawsuit plays out against the city.

Collins said the city was within its constitutional right to eliminate the exemption that had allowed the Nativity at the oceanfront Palisades Park because the change affected all comers – from Christians to Jews to atheists – and provided other avenues for public religious speech.

The coalition of churches that had put on the life-sized, 14-booth Nativity display for decades argued the city banned it rather than referee a religious dispute that began three years ago when atheists first set up their anti-God message alongside the Christmas diorama.

The judge, however, said Santa Monica proved that it banned the displays not to squash religious speech but because they were becoming a drain on city resources, destroying the turf and obstructing ocean views. Churches can set up unattended displays at 12 other parks in the city with a permit and can leaflet, carol and otherwise present the Christmas story in Palisades Park when it is open, she said.


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4 Comments on “Atheists Successfully Shut Down Nativity Displays in Santa Monica”

  1. PB-in-AL Says:

    Maybe instead of asking permission it’s time to…

    Occupy The Manger!!!

  2. tgusa Says:

    Haters. The diversity police has rejected the nativity. Meanwhile LA county food banks are putting out a desperate call for donations. It seems that they are not getting the donations that they have in the past. As the charitable move away this kind of stuff happens more and more often. If you feel you need to donate, donate to American food banks who assist like minded Americans in your area only, never to haters and or their areas.

  3. From the LA Times story:

    “Atheist groups praised the judge’s ruling as an example of the upholding of the separation of church and state.”

    “Religion is innately divisive and just doesn’t belong in public parks,” said Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, based in Madison, Wis. “There are tax-exempt churches on every other corner. Why isn’t that good enough?”,0,1980006.story

    Isn’t atheism just as divisive as ‘religion’. I don’t see secular humanism bringing people together.

  4. Big Frank Says:

    I am offended by Atheists .

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