Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The War On X-Mas, Part VIII: The Battle for the Washington State Capital

The Xian wackloons are up in arms about a display at the Washington State Capital building which rebuts the message of the Manger. Plus there's a poll but you gotta sign up to play, or even to see the results...So I din't...Via Portland (OR) station KGM:
The display stands next to a nativity scene. It has a sign that says "there are no Gods" and that religion is but a myth and superstition.

Outside, the protest included an opposing sign that portrays Governor Christine Gregoire as the Grinch. It also shows a balloon featuring Bill O’Reilly punching the governor.

When asked what the poster was supposed to mean, the protester carrying it said Jesus Christ was “spiritually” knocking the sense of God into the governor.

The display inside the Capitol, which went up last Monday has sparked nationwide attention.
Gregoire and the state’s attorney general responded to criticism by citing the First Amendment and releasing this joint statement:

“Once government admits one religious display or viewpoint onto public property, it may not discriminate against the content of other displays, including the viewpoints of non-believers."
What's "atheist/agnostic-speak" for Hallelulia? Right the FUCK on???


Anonymous said...

The display does NOT stand next to the nativity scene.
There appears to be a grouchy head between the two.

Woody (Tokin Librul/Rogue Scholar/ Helluvafella!) said...

I should have said "adjacent to."

Yeah, my parents were disappointed in me, too.