+ Christmas War Underway; Nativity Battle Rages+

Ray Thomas raythomas101 at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 9 11:29:05 MDT 2007


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>From: "John A. Quayle" <blueoval57 at VERIZON.NET>
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>Subject: + Christmas War Underway; Nativity Battle Rages+
>Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 16:35:20 -0400
>[from Professor O'Donnell:]
>Well, Christians!  We're at it again! It is October 8, 2007 - and we are 
>again (already) at war with the ACLU. The ACLU declared war on Christianity 
>about 50 years ago, and they are still at it. So, put on your fighting 
>gear, beware of any ACLU "IED's" planted along the way, we are in for the 
>long haul.  Do share, please.  Allen O'Donnell.
>  Christmas War Underway - Nativity Battle Rages
>  Mon, Oct 8, 2007 
>Christmas War Underway Nativity Battle Rages
>ANN ARBOR, MI – Last winter, cowed by threats from the ACLU, the Berkley 
>City Council in Michigan voted to remove a decades-old Nativity display 
>from city property. The council’s controversial action ignored the plea 
>from many of this small town’s citizens to keep the display.
>As a result, a grassroots effort “Berkley Citizens Vote YES to Christmas 
>Holiday Display,” led by resident Georgia Halloran mounted a successful 
>petition drive to overrule the City Council’s vote. Enough signatures were 
>gathered to place a proposed Charter Amendment on the November 6, 2007 
>general election ballot.
>A ‘yes’ vote on the ballot question will require the city to display a 
>nativity scene from the Monday following Thanksgiving through January 6.
>Halloran, as spokesperson for the group commented, “Christmas is a national 
>holiday. And we’re not going to let ACLU threats dictate how we publicly 
>celebrate it.”
>The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in 
>Ann Arbor, Michigan, offered to represent the city without charge should it 
>be sued by the ACLU, provided legal assistance to Halloran’s group.
>Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Law Center, commented: 
>“Despite all of their public rationalizations of why the Nativity should be 
>removed from city property, it is clear the city council acted out of fear 
>of an ACLU lawsuit. The council made the wrong decision, and Berkley 
>citizens are working within the political system to correct that wrong.”
>The Charter Amendment requires that the Christmas holiday display comply 
>with governing law and allows the display to be modeled after the display 
>appearing in nearby Clawson, Michigan­a holiday display that includes a 
>nativity scene and that was ruled constitutional by the United States Sixth 
>Circuit Court of Appeals, the federal court that governs Michigan.
>For further information about the petition drive, you may contact “Berkley 
>Citizens Vote YES to Christmas Holiday Display,” at 248-224-0361, or visit 
>their website at: www.berkleyvoteyes.com.
>The Law Center already has several Nativity scene cases that it is working 
>around the country. The war on Christmas is not over. As long as a group 
>like the ACLU exists, the war will continue. It is through your prayers and 
>generosity that we are able to successfully prosecute this assault on our 
>Christian heritage.
>Furthermore, the Law Center asks that you be proactive in your community. 
>If you do not have a crèche in your town or city, ask for permission to do 
>so. If the government denies your request, contact the Law Center.
>The Thomas More Law Center defends and promotes the religious freedom of 
>Christians, time-honored family values, and the sanctity of human life 
>through education, litigation, and related activities. It does not charge 
>for its services. The Law Center is supported by contributions from 
>individuals, corporations and foundations, and is recognized by the IRS as 
>a section 501(c)(3) organization. You may reach the Thomas More Law Center 
>at (734) 827-2001 or visit our website at www.thomasmore.org.
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