Monday, December 19, 2011

TX: Official will remove nativity scene “when hell freezes over”

We read:
"Henderson County Commissioner Joe Hall has vowed to protect a nativity scene on the lawn of the courthouse in downtown Athens, Texas. 'I’m an old country boy, you come to my house looking for a fight, you’re going to get one,' he told WFAA. 'That’s from the bottom of my heart.'

The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter to Henderson county officials claiming that the display violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, which prohibits the government from favoring one religion over another"

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19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Agree to have it removed Dec 26th.

Anonymous said...

Christmas lasts 12 days, from Dec 25 to Jan 5, known as Twelfth Night and eve of the Feast of Epiphany (3 Kings, etc.)

Bird of Paradise said...

Good for him Its time to tell the leftsits self centred atheists to GO POUND SAND

Anonymous said...

Tsk, Tsk. He doesn't know that according to Dante, the lowest level of Hell is Frozen over...

A. Levy said...

Well, BRAVO and HOORAY for Commissioner Joe Hall! It's sure nice to know that there's someone down in Mexas who still has some balls.

The insidious and highly-corrosive virus known as political correctness has been eating away at our society, our beliefs, our traditions, and yes, even our language, for a long time. This virus is not something that happened by accident. It was a very deliberate plan devised by members of the Leftist academia out in (of course) Mexifornia.

Like terrorism, PC relies on people's weakness and their unwillingness to think for themselves. The difference is, PC is doing far more damage to our society than terrorism ever could.

Kee Bird said...

And if the ACLU brings a suit and some judge orders it removed then tell the judge to SHOVE THEIR GAVEL UP THEIR A**

Anonymous said...

It's bad enough when one asshole in your own community complains and the city caves over the threat and cost of a lawsuit, or to have some idiot judge rule against them and commonsense anyway, but it is just insane to have some group from out-of-state causing problems.

I think it's time for some Texans to take a road trip to Wisconsin over the holidays.

-L

Anonymous said...

The Federal government is not allowed to have an established religion, but what about the states?

Bird of Paradise said...

I woner what would happen if someone lodge a complain that all those pagan idols and statues are offensive like the quetzalcoatyle in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Anonymous said...

Run them through the same bureaucracy that they force on everyone else. Do an environmental study to see if removing the nativity scene would have any detrimental effects on the environment, have a bidding selection process to contract out to Union Labor. Evaluate each bidder to ensure they are diverse and non bias, issue a bond and put it up for a general election vote to get funds to move the nativity scene. Play your cards like they do with other business, and the Nativity could become a permanent fixture.

Anonymous said...

Very well said!

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:46 -- At the time the Federal Government adopted the First Amendment several states had official religions. One compelling point in favor of that First Amendment was to keep one of those from becoming a Federally accepted official religion and forcing those states to give up their religions.

Does that give you an idea of just how far off from the original intention of this amendment the current interpretation has strayed?

Anonymous said...

Such typical christian hypocrites - they escape religious persecution under state religions in europe and then try to institute a state religion in the colonies they create in America.

Anonymous said...

My religion is better than your religion.

Anonymous said...

Christians don't necessarily want to establish a state or federal religion. We just want the rest of the country to understand that the United States was founded by people who were mostly Christian. People who followed principles, morals, and ethics rooted deeply in Judeo-Christian beliefs and values. The constant stripping of this country's historical heritage is a far worse crime than any Christian has committed in this country.

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:33, well said!

Anonymous said...

Countries and cultures don't stand still in history like fossils. America was one thing in the 14th century, another in the 18th century (when the US came about) and another in the 21st century, and will be something else in the 22nd century or else just be dust!

Flu-Bird said...

Yes indeed annon 8:33 america was founded by christians not atheists There is absolulty nothing in the constitution about the separations of CHURCH and STATE

Anonymous said...

But the Constitution doesn't favor christians over any other religion or non-religion, any more than it would favor one christian denomination over another, which was the whole point of not having a federal-sponsored church in the United States.