Monday is Christmas Day

December 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, December 25 is Christmas. It is a state and federal holiday, so banks, schools, courthouses and other government buildings will be closed, as well as many private businesses.

The holiday celebrates the birth of Jesus of Nazareth over 2,000 years ago. Most Christians believe that Jesus is God made flesh. “For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting.” (John 3:16)

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Atheist Group Threatens Rainbow City Over Living Nativity

December 23, 2015

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.
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