“The battle over a nativity scene in Athens, Texas, reached new heights this weekend when up to 5,000 supporters flooded the town square. Their purpose? To stand firmly opposed to the attacks a prominent atheist group has waged on the religious display.
As the Blaze reported earlier this month, the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, a group that frequently targets the presence of faith and religion in the public square, is demanding that a nativity scene be removed from public property.
On Saturday, thousands of supporters assembled in Athens Town Square to rally around and support the religious display. According to WTKR, some likened the ever-intensifying scenario a “holy war.”
In case there are those who cannot read, the First Amendment states:
The FREEDOM to express and celebrate one’s faith is guaranteed, but since our faith cannot be turned on and off, since we celebrate various events within our faith at different times, it is both customary and necessary for COMMUNITIES to be FREE to join together in their celebrations … whether Christian, Jewish, Wiccan or any other religion as long as it threatens no one’s safety and well-being. This holds true as long as GOVERNMENT is not favoring one religion over another, because then then are establishing religion!