Holiday religious freedom protest
As the coming holiday season approaches, I have decided not to do the usual decorative display. This year I will be decorating with a purpose. Yes, there will be traditional holiday white and red lights, but there will be an addition to my display – a rather large nativity scene.
Having some artistic skills, I will be painting a 3’ x 5’ scene, complete with an unusually large star on top and a spotlight shining upon it. To be clear, I am not doing this to add to my holiday display. I am doing this to make a statement – not just that I am a Christian (which in and of itself is extremely important to me), but to exercise my freedom of speech and my freedom of religion.
In an increasingly anti-faith culture – where symbols of faith are being taken down all over this country (especially nativity scenes) – you still have the right to place such symbols on your own property. And I intend to exercise that right to its fullest.
If you find the progress our atheist friends have made in silencing your faith offensive, perhaps you would like to consider doing likewise. If you’re Jewish, perhaps you should consider placing a large Menorah outside on your personal property. The lights on top would be a natural – the bigger, the better. And isn’t it great that both holidays happen within the same time frame! This holiday season, let the atheists exercise their freedom of religion; that’s the American way. However, be sure to exercise yours – at least while you still have it.