This is our second case of Christmasophobia so far this year.
See the first case at Tax payer funded US Forest Service bans "Jesus" decorations from students on Capitol "Christ"mas tree and Video report on tax payer funded US Forest Service attempt to silence religious ornaments on Capitol Christmas Tree.
WND.COM reports on the second case out of Michigan. As Freedom from Religion Foundation sends letter to county that stifles a 63 year old tradition.
"....Satawa contends there's nothing unconstitutional about his privately owned and maintained Christmas display. With the help of the Thomas More Law Center, Satawa has filed a case in U.S. district court asking the judge to declare the county's crèche rejection unconstitutional instead and order officials to permit its display.
Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the Law Center, commented in a statement, "Every Christmas holiday, militant atheists … use the phrase 'separation of church and state' – nowhere found in our Constitution – as a means of intimidating municipalities and schools into removing expressions celebrating Christmas
"However," Thompson continued, "the grand purpose of our Founding Fathers and the First Amendment was to protect religion, not eliminate it. Municipalities and schools should be aware that the systematic exclusion of Christmas symbols during the holiday season is itself inconsistent with the Constitution....local businesses and citizens have donated materials and labor to erect and refurnish the nativity. It has been a Warren tradition for 63 years, still spearheaded by the Satawa family, and it has graced the same street median every year, save for 1996, when construction prohibited its display. "