Trenton, Grosse Ile Weigh in on 'War on Christmas'
A federal judge in Santa Monica, CA recently denied a religious group's request to install a nativity scene in a public park, according to Fox News. We asked Patch readers what they thought about the decision and their answers might surprise you.
Each year around this time media outlets begin reporting on changes to the holiday status quo, specifically changes to time-honored Christmas traditions—otherwise labeled the "War on Christmas" by television news source Fox News.
A federal judge dismissed a Christian group's lawsuit to force suburban Santa Monica, CA to reopen spaces in a city park to private displays, including Christmas nativity scenes, according to Fox News.
Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch wants to know what you think. Do you agree with a reader who said:
"Christmas is about Christ. Without the birth of Jesus, we would not be celebrating Christmas (as we know it) in this present day."
Or do you think this reader got it right:
"Eh, that's a legal issue but reminds me of the graphic floating around 'freedom of religion doesn't mean just your religion.'"
Trenton has a nativity scene on public property.What if the ruling were made in Trenton or Grosse Ile? How would you feel about that?
Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch wants to know what you think about the judge's ruling to keep nativity scenes out of public parks? And what are your thoughts on the "War on Christmas?"
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