Should this atheist group be permitted to have their banner hung with the nativity display in Pennsylvania?
Even as an atheist, I read the proposed banner and cringed… I wouldn’t want them to hang it up. However, the original article (posted by a local news station), suggested that this group wanted to hang the banner on public property in place of the nativity. I wasn’t fond of the idea, not at all.
Other articles I’ve found, including this one clarify that the group wishes to hang an atheist banner along with the nativity scene. After I thought about it for a moment, I realized that this is a powerful statement. People are outraged, of course, and threatened to remove the banner if it is put up (although the mayor says that the banner is offensive and won’t be placed.)
I think that it speaks greatly of the hypocrisy in people fighting to be able to keep the nativity scene, and are furious that atheists want to take it down… or add a bit of their own display, yet people in support of the nativity display would be furious enough to consider physically removing an atheist banner.
What are your thoughts?