Back in February, the Freedom From Religion Foundation wrote to officials in Statesboro, Georgia to remind them that the Nativity scene that was in front of the Bulloch County Courthouse last winter was illegal. Either it had to go or non-Christian groups had to have the option of putting up a display next to it.
It took until a couple of weeks ago for them to respond, but they went with the latter option, probably thinking no one else would bother to request a display.
This is what the front of the Courthouse looks like now:
“We nonbelievers are quite willing to celebrate the fun parts of anybody’s holidays. Just spare us the schmaltz, the superstition — and the state/church entanglements,” said Annie Laurie Gaylor, who co-directs FFRF.
This is the same county, by the way, where a Creationist college professor was recently reprimanded for pushing his beliefs in the lecture hall.
***Update***: An organizer of the banner tells me “the county government was fair and equitable about the whole thing,” so any comments suggesting otherwise are unfair. I don’t think my statements were out of line, given the information I’ve seen, but it’s good to know the government was accommodating to the atheists’ display.