By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
The Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) has made it its business to harass and threaten (legally) any town or county where religious expression is allowed in a public square. While this group of atheists spends most of their year going after high school Bible studies, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, or pressuring hotels to remove Gideon Bibles, Christmas is of particular concern.
The biggest holiday of the year is essentially the Christian celebration of God made flesh in the person of Jesus Christ just over 2000 years ago. While the FFRF does not object to exchanging gifts, plastic Santa Clauses, or Christmas trees (they prefer the term “Holiday trees”), they are adamantly opposed to nativity scenes, or any outward display of religiosity in the public square, which they claim is unconstitutional. As part of their ongoing war on all things sacred, the group has recently sent a letter to Rainbow City in Etowah County demanding that the small town not allow a living nativity to be held on December 23.