Montgomery, Louisiana Reminds Us That They Are “PROUD to Keep CHRIST in Our Christmas Celebrations” December 15, 2014

Montgomery, Louisiana Reminds Us That They Are “PROUD to Keep CHRIST in Our Christmas Celebrations”

Earlier this month, the city of Piedmont, Alabama changed the theme of its annual Christmas parade from “Let’s Keep Christ in Christmas” to the more generic “Piedmont Christmas Parade” after a warning letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Looks like Montgomery, Louisiana never received that message. They’re advertising their annual Christmas celebration on Facebook with a peculiar description line:

Why is the city not-so-subtly talking about how it’ll make sure this is a Christian celebration? Are non-Christians not allowed to participate in the event? What kind of “Fellowship” are they talking about? And why is the banner image for the celebration a great big Nativity scene?

All of this would be fine if it were a church putting on the event, but it’s not okay for the government to be hosting a religious celebration.

FFRF has been notified.

What I don’t understand is why they’re doing this when they absolutely don’t have to. There’s already a parade and fireworks display — it’s welcoming to the whole community. But by bringing religion into this, they’re going out of their way to exclude a portion of their population.

(Thanks to Randall for the link)


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