Members Area
Countdown to Christmas --
Visit My Merry Christmas on Facebook!   Visit My Merry Christmas on Twitter!   Get My Merry Christmas on RSS
Navigation » Merry Forums of My Merry Christmas > MMC Home for the Holidays > Newest Christmas Features > Defend Christmas » Defend Christmas Judge Sides with Atheists, Santa Monica Christmas Will be Christian-Free

Defend Christmas Presented by Defend Christmas, showcasing the ongoing War on Christmas (and the War on the War on Christmas).


  Log-in
  Register



















» Stats
Members: 9,976
Threads: 53,448
Posts: 601,713
Top Poster: xmas365 (150,132)
Welcome to our newest member, Johnmak
» Recent Comments
Hot Cocoa or Hot Chocolate: A Matter of Taste
It's hard to find good writing now a days. But you have done a great job with all these sharing hot Cocoa and hot Chocolate. That's interesting. Thanks for sharing.
The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
My top favorite Christmas Sitcoms: All from M*A*S*H , Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley. Step By Step - I'll Be Home For Christmas
His Name is Bud
love this story! Thanks for sharing your memories.
The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
Here are my top 10: (in no particular order) All 3 M*A*S*H Christmas episodes they made: Dear Dad Dear Sis Death Takes a Holiday The Bob Newhart Show: His Busiest Time I'm Dreaming of a...
Tips for Buying a Fresh Tree
I will do that fresh cut of the trunk.....that was my problem last Christmas.....the tree lost so many needles....even tho it was fresh....the problem was....since I didn´t cut the trunk....the tree...
» Random Entries
Santa Speaks 2009
By MMC Editor
06-11-2009 11:15 PM
45,417 Views  0 Posts
Gifting Without Charging
By MMC Editor
06-02-2002 09:03 PM
49,674 Views  0 Posts
Jimmy Scarecrow's...
By MMC Editor
06-09-2002 07:57 PM
66,887 Views  0 Posts
“The Man Who Didn’t Know...
By MerryCarey
05-21-2012 11:18 AM
57,627 Views  0 Posts
How Santa Does It
By MMC Editor
06-13-2002 04:19 PM
46,468 Views  0 Posts
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-19-2012, 07:10 PM
ElfBot's Avatar
ElfBot ElfBot is offline
MMC Newshound
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 15,081
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1,492 Times in 1,027 Posts
ElfBot has disabled reputation
22 16x16 Judge Sides with Atheists, Santa Monica Christmas Will be Christian-Free

The atheist movement has won in Santa Monica, California — offsetting a recent defeat suffered in Texas. As we have covered here over the past two years about the Christmas controversies in Santa Monica the fight there came as a result of a beleaguered City Council who just could not make anyone happy. When atheists [...]

More from Defend Christmas...
__________________
**Click here to see the current map tracking Santa** -- This information was brought to you courtesy of Elfbot, MMC's own surfer elf whose job it is to find Christmas on the Internet!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-19-2012, 07:37 PM
Spyells's Avatar
Spyells Spyells is offline
Mistletoeologist
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: California
Posts: 1,134
Thanks: 957
Thanked 513 Times in 106 Posts
Spyells is a good elfSpyells is a good elfSpyells is a good elfSpyells is a good elfSpyells is a good elfSpyells is a good elf
It saddens me that some people just have to ruin everyone's fun. I just wrote a paper about this and I have to admit that I'm disgusted. There was a Jewish rabbi who was very disappointed with the atheists for trying to destroy other people's happiness. He actually said that it was in poor taste and he praised the city of Santa Monica for having a lot of menorah displays in the city. If those atheists were comfortable with their own unbelief in any kind of God, they wouldn't have to come in and make a point. Seventy-eight percent of Americans are Christian. Although, that has been changing slightly, the majority of Americans, including some very kind atheists, still celebrate Christmas. I feel that what the atheist did was wrong to bring sadness and anger to a season that is supposed to be promoting peace on earth.
__________________
"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:11 KJV


Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-19-2012, 07:55 PM
Jeff Westover's Avatar
Jeff Westover Jeff Westover is online now
My Merry Christmas Founder and Chief Light Stringer of the Merry Forums

Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 9,975
Blog Entries: 90
Thanks: 229
Thanked 7,890 Times in 2,408 Posts
Jeff Westover has disabled reputation
This is largely happening thanks to the Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist group that does NOT represent all atheists. We have many atheists here who celebrate Christmas who would likely have strong things to say about this group's tactics. They are going to battle all over the country, and have been for years. In some places, like in Texas, they are losing. In others, notably California and Michigan, they are winning. Just depends on the judge and how out of hand things have become.

I will say this: the city council in Santa Monica tried to make it fair...to a point. But as is often the case, they have better things to spend their time on and they lack the money to handle these court cases. The FFRF knows this and that is why these things end up in court so often. In fact, just by threatening lawsuits in some areas of the country they end decades-long traditions of Christmas display in a lot of places.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-19-2012, 07:55 PM
Christmasstar's Avatar
Christmasstar Christmasstar is online now
Leader of the Heavenly Host

Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada eh!
Posts: 119,663
Thanks: 101,133
Thanked 76,232 Times in 12,639 Posts
Christmasstar leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintChristmasstar leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintChristmasstar leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintChristmasstar leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintChristmasstar leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintChristmasstar leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintChristmasstar leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintChristmasstar leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintChristmasstar leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintChristmasstar leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintChristmasstar leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saint
What a shame.
In a country where we are taught to respect each others differences that there is a group that is now teaching out children not to.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-19-2012, 07:56 PM
Jeff Westover's Avatar
Jeff Westover Jeff Westover is online now
My Merry Christmas Founder and Chief Light Stringer of the Merry Forums

Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 9,975
Blog Entries: 90
Thanks: 229
Thanked 7,890 Times in 2,408 Posts
Jeff Westover has disabled reputation
Originally Posted by Christmasstar View Post
What a shame.
In a country where we are taught to respect each others differences that there is a group that is now teaching out children not to.
Add PETA to that group, Christmasstar. Their campaign to children this year states that eating Thanksgiving turkey is like eating your dog.

Very nice.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-19-2012, 08:02 PM
Christmasstar's Avatar
Christmasstar Christmasstar is online now
Leader of the Heavenly Host

Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada eh!
Posts: 119,663
Thanks: 101,133
Thanked 76,232 Times in 12,639 Posts
Christmasstar leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintChristmasstar leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintChristmasstar leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintChristmasstar leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintChristmasstar leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintChristmasstar leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintChristmasstar leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintChristmasstar leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintChristmasstar leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintChristmasstar leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saintChristmasstar leaves the frosting on Santa's cookies, a real saint
Originally Posted by Jeff Westover View Post
Add PETA to that group, Christmasstar. Their campaign to children this year states that eating Thanksgiving turkey is like eating your dog.

Very nice.
yes, I heard about that, also very sad.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks






Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Year Round Christmas Radio -- Listen now!

Listen to Kringle Radio via...

Winamp
Windows Media


Click to listen now!


Listen to the Merry Podcast NOW

Christmas Fans -- Ranking the Best of Christmas









2012 Founder's Award