Thousands Rally in Athen, Texas to Save Nativity Scene

Jim Hoft
GatewayPundit
12/25/2011

A Wisconsin-based non-profit group called for Athens, Texas to remove its Nativity scene earlier this month. It offends them… up in Wisconsin.

Thousands of Texans rallied to save the Nativity scene from the Wisconsin leftists yesterday in Athens.

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…Texas’ governor, Rick Perry, also said he would fight to support the county, noted the San Antonio Express-News.

The governor’s office “strongly supports the right of Henderson County to display a Christmas Nativity scene on public property,” said Lucy Nashed, deputy press secretary for Perry’s office. “We have fought the Freedom from Religion Foundation before and won. Our founding principles give citizens freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. Faith and freedom helped build this nation, and faith cannot and should not be removed from public life.”

Last summer, the Wisconsin atheists attempted to block Perry from organizing a prayer rally at Reliant Stadium in Houston. That complaint filed in July alleging that Perry’s “initiation, organization, promotion and participation as governor in a prayer rally” violated the First Amendment was dismissed by U.S. District Judge Gray Miller…

The complete article, with video, is at GatewayPundit.

Related: Merry Christmas from a Jewish GayPatriot

In our first year blogging, I wrote a piece on why I, as Jew, wish people a Merry Christmas. Then, as now, I felt it absurd that people try to strip this season of his sacred significance to Christians who celebrate today the birth of their Savior. Knowing how holy this day is to those of that faith, I’ve keeping up my tradition, wishing people a Merry Christmas, wanting to share their joy with them…

Read the whole thing!

Update:  The Blaze‘s Official Recap of This Year’s Atheist-Led ‘War on Christmas’ 

H/T Eric Bolling on Facebook

Update 2:  We Know More About Jesus’s Birth Than Obama’s

 

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