Now, the churches behind the nativity are suing in federal court and claim the city violated their freedom of speech by stopping the holiday tradition.
A court hearing Monday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles could decide the fate of the Christian tableau for the upcoming season.
The churches want a judge to block the city's ban on private and unattended displays in the park until the case is resolved. The city is asking the court to dismiss the lawsuit entirely.
In all these fights, what I've always wondered - how is not being allowed to set up a display (which you then expect your local government to pay for people to guard and protect) infringing on free speech? Where does saying, we're not going to deal with the hassle anymore prevent anyone from setting up their own nativity scene in front of their own house or church?Answer Question
The irony is that people are blaming atheists for the removal of the religious diorama, when it was the city that removed it so that they wouldn't have to share space with any other groups. Hypocrisy is exposed.
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I looked it up, I think people who got offended by the atheists sign, which I felt was stupid, should have just ignored it and let it go. IMO he had every right to put something up. I believe he put it up because he was offended by the Christmas display. If he would of put something up celebrating solstice or something along that lines, IMO would have been fine. But instead he decided to put something up that mocked Jesus. What I do not understand is why do some Atheists have to mock other people's faith. I don't agree that other faiths should mock Atheists either. I believe in that old saying two wrongs don't make a right. Just because someone else insults you doesn't mean you should turn around and insult them back.
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