Anonymous donor behind campaign to install Nativity scenes nationwide

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An anonymous donor has joined with the activist group American Nativity Scene and the Thomas More Society in a campaign to provide free Nativity scenes to display at or near statehouses across the nation.

The organizers say now is the time to prepare for the displays because of the process required to obtain permission.

“Indeed, these are for Christmastime display, but October is the time of year to start finalizing plans for a privately funded Christmas display as is legally allowed in traditional public forums such as state capitols, county complexes or city hall lawns,” explained Ed O’Malley, president of American Nativity Scene.

“We are giving away free Nativity scenes. It’s not really a Halloween treat, but it’s definitely not a trick. We are seriously committed to our goal of keeping Christ in Christmas.”

Tom Brejcha, the Thomas More Society president, said atheist groups “may mock our message, but we will not be silent as it is critical that Christians proclaim the Gospel message to their fellow citizens.”

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“Anti-Christian, anti-Christmas rhetoric and satanic expositions merely serve to provide sharp emphasis by means of their stark contrast with the positive, uplifting, hopeful and joyous message of Christmas,” Brejcha said. “The Christmas message bears secular as well as religious significance, as it highlights the hope and miracle of birth and new life, the inherent dignity of each and every human being, focusing our attention on the humble and lowly infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger amidst straw and animals, honored by shepherds and kings alike, and heralded by choirs of angels. That message of the essential equality of all human beings, no matter how rich or poor, humble or high-stationed, resonates deeply with the values that Americans cherish.”

The mission of American Nativity Scene is to place a Nativity scene within or directly outside state capitol buildings across America. Last Christmas, it provided 14 displays.

The attorneys at the Thomas More Society have defended citizens who privately fund religious displays on public property, arguing they are protected by the First and 14th Amendments of the U. S. Constitution.

The organizers explain a permanent federal injunction banning discrimination against religious speech assures that the Christmas creches are protected from erroneous applications of the widely misunderstood concept of “separation of church and state.”

American Nativity Scene says it already has shipped more than 300 scenes to 32 different states to be erected in public parks, libraries, farm roads and government buildings.

“All it takes is for a few people willing to stand up and be heard on this critical issue of freedom of religious speech,” the group said.

A poll showed 72 percent of Americans agree that religious scenes should be allowed in public.

“Nowhere in the United States Constitution will you find the words/concepts Separation of Church and State. Quite the contrary – the Supreme Court has consistently ruled the oft used ‘Establishment Clause’ that forbids the establishment of one state religion for all, does not require a state entity to exclude private religious speech from public forums,” the Thomas More Society said.

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Thank you for this share, its all ways nice to see people stand up for their faith.

This is wonderful!!   For so long, the Atheists of the Left, have been determined to ruin our Holiday and it's significance.    Thank God we have a Christian in the White House!!   Let's everyone of us have some sort of Religious display.  I will, already have it planned.  Celebrate, Christianity is on the rise!!    In the Neighborhood I live in Texas, we had so many Nativity scenes in the yards, teenage Kids began picking up Baby Jesus from one ,and putting it in one down the street, and then people would find a strange Jesus in their crib.  With a Neighborhood Bulletin Board, Members began sharing, and all were calling, trying to find their Baby Jesus, and get someone else's back to them. First thought of as theft, then became apparent as a prank,   Good to have that many Baby Jesus anywhere!!

Agree Jo! :-)

Supreme Court Cases have ruled in favor of allow nativity scenes on public grounds if other religious or secular displays have similar access.  However, we can expect challenges in spite of several cases already permitting such displays... the left doesn't give up and is not averse to filing frivolous law suits... as long as they can get some judge to issue a temporary restraining order/injunction in conjunction with their lawsuit they feel vindicated.

Now Ronald,

You know thats not a honest statement, first off it may have been Democrats that built this, and second, the Supreme Court should of never became involved, according to the Constitution.

The US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of permitting religious displays on public lands where the government permits open access to all who would want to participate.

See: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-court-prayer-20140506-story.html

The Supreme Court has ruled that the " 'Establishment Clause' never bars private citizens from placing religious displays in publicly owned spaces that are generally open to everyone."

See: http://www.pewforum.org/files/2007/06/religious-displays.pdf

The problem is that people are confused because of so many rulings by lower courts and over the years... by the Supreme Court have provided for open disputes based on past rulings that have been overturned.  Basically, the current law of the land allows for religious displays on public property if privately funded and the property is open for all citizen groups to use for displays regardless of their religious affiliation or content.

However, many atheist and agnostics still remain in high office and some are judges and local prosecutors... who attempt to enforce overturned rulings of past courts.  These individuals need to be disciplined ... fired ... for their blatant refusal to enforce the CURRENT law: permitting public displays of a religious nature, when they are privately funded and placed on public property, where ALL citizens or groups have a right to post displays.

Thanks for posting Colonel :-)

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‘Too Many Laws’ In Western World

 During a recent interview with local media in Australia, a Sudanese refugee and mother of six suggested that the Australian government deserves the blame for her eldest son’s propensity for crime.

According to Nine News, Asha Awya’s eldest son is an unemployed gang member who has spent time in prison. Instead of pinning the blame for her son’s actions on him, however, Awya feels the Australian government deserves it for passing “too many laws.”

She said so during an appearance last week on the Australian program “A Current Affair,” where she also appeared to slam actual Australians for allegedly not making it easy for refugees to assimilate.

“They (her kids) came from a very traumatized environment, and coming to Australia, trying to fit in with the religion and the friends around them at school, is very challenging,” she said. “We have all these laws, so it’s just very confusing, and I feel sorry for the kids because they don’t know how to deal with this.”

But that’s not all. Awya also complained that the government provides her with too little money.

“The Centrelink money is not enough,” she said, referencing a welfare program operated by the Australian government’s Department of Human Services.

“Sometimes I cut some of their entertainment,” she added, saying in effect that she sometimes stops handing out allowances so as to reduce her costs.

And this, she believes, only serves to incentivize her son’s desire to commit crime.

“If mum always not giving me money, there’s no pocket money, then maybe I have to find a way of stealing and get my own money,” she said, articulating what she believes goes through her son’s mind.

So even though the Australian government graciously (and perhaps naively) allowed this Sundanese woman to migrate to the country, she basically resents this same government because it refuses to lavishly provide for her and her family’s every single need, including their desire for entertainment.

Behold the perfect example of a spoiled-rotten, ungrateful refugees, ladies and gentlemen.

You know, the media often accuse those who criticize their respective governments for allowing refugees to flood their neighborhoods of harboring racist views. If only it were that simple.

Many Westerners, including your truly — a citizen whose family immigrated to the West from India over three decades ago — take issue with the behavior of refugees.

Besides making nary an effort to assimilate, many refugees wind up on welfare, eschewing hard work and effort for a life of government subsistence and oftentimes a life of crime as well.

Now, consider what Awya told “A Current Affair” and answer me this: Is it really “racist” that Westerners such as yours truly prefer that migrants such as her remain in their own country instead of being allowed to migrate to ours?

Please share this story on Facebook and Twitter and let us know what you think about this Sudanese refugee’s disgusting lack of gratitude.

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