Weekly Wrap: Winter Solstice celebrations and responses | Freedom From Religion Foundation – Patheos

Amit Pal

Director of Communications

Freedom From Religion Foundation

Winter Solstice has recently kept us on our toes here at the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Of course, some religious folks observe this time of the year as Christmas and often try to impose their belief system on the rest of the population. This includes their insistence on pushing religious displays into the public sphere.

Robust freethinking displaysOur response has been robust. With the help of you members, we have been visible from coast to coast. In Eugene, Ore., weve had a large banner above a street explaining the real reason for the celebration at this time of the year. We debuted our Bill of Rights Nativity in the state of New Jersey. We provided a freethinking perspective yet again in the legislative center of the most important state in the country. And we made our presence felt in our home states hinterland for the very first time. We faced the usual Christian Nationalist hostility; the fact that our banner was vandalized at the Washington Capitol didnt deter us, however. FFRF Attorney Liz Cavell succinctly provides us the right information for this season about the legality of religious displays on public property. Watch for other similar FAQs soon.

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