Another small city has come under fire for having a nativity scene on the city property. An organization
of people who have a strong dislike for Christianity, the “Freedom From Religion Foundation”, has
successfully sued city governments on several occasions to get elements of Christianity removed from
Christmas displays. How blatantly absurd. 
First of all, Christmas is, first and foremost, a Christian holiday…celebrating the birth of Christ.  That’s
why it was made a national holiday.  The birth of Christ is the absolute reason and foundation of
Christmas.  It’s in the name, for crying out loud!  It is a day, chosen by Christians, to acknowledge and
celebrate the birth of the Savior.  Even the vast majority of non-Christians understand that.  If someone
is serious about governments, national and local, removing displays that acknowledge the Christian
celebration of Christmas, the nation should remove Christmas as a national holiday.  Why?  Because
what other national holiday have people been forbidden to erect displays of celebration? Veterans
Day? Labor Day? Juneteenth? Name one…I challenge you.
But also, the overriding reasoning used to halt Christian dis-lays on their Holiday is the misunderstood
and misuses “separation of church and state” as quoted by Thomas Jefferson.  Pay close attention to
what he actually wrote: “Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his
God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of
government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the
whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an
establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, 'thus building a wall of separation
between Church and State.” 
If a city, such as Hoover, decided to put up a scene depicting the birth of Jesus to celebrate the holiday
created to celebrate that event, would that be the legislature making a law establishing a religion?  No. 
It would be a city acknowledging the holiday. However, and this is the part that is usually left out of the
discussion, if they are stopped from such celebration, aren’t they being prohibited for the free exercise
of such celebration?  We’ll….yes.
As with many other nonsensical declarations, court decisions, and policies, the truth has been twisted,
turned upside down, and the lies repeated as truth for so long that people accept the lies and
misrepresentations as truth. The fact is that Christmas is a national holiday celebrating the birth of Christ
and local, state, and even our national government, should be able to freely acknowledge that.
Say good things about your Savior and His church on this mountain.
Bro. Tony