Orlando, FL – In the past few weeks, Liberty Counsel has handled scores of cases in defense of Christmas as part of its Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign. Although many cases have been resolved, many remain in process. Below is a small sample.
Neptune Beach/Atlantic Beach, FL – Our lawsuit was settled. Yesterday Ken Koenig erected a nativity scene that will remain in place until December 31.
New York City – The NYC Environmental Protection Agency allowed Hanukkah banners and in the past has allowed employees to celebrate the Indian festival of Diwali. But the agency banned Christmas banners and red and green decorations. The agency even removed the “holiday trees.” Liberty Counsel’s legal memo was circulated among the staff who then obtained 115 petitions demanding that the agency back down. The agency will now allow Christmas decorations and has issued an apology to employees.
Indianapolis, IN – Employees at the Indiana State Department of Health were told that they could not have Christmas parties during lunch hours. They had to be “holiday” rather than “Christmas” parties, and the employee-initiated parties could have no religious content. Following Liberty Counsel’s demand letter, the Department will now allow employees to have their own Christmas parties with religious content.
Manchester, NH – Children attending Green Acres Elementary School will be singing “I Hate This Holiday” on December 21. The song espouses hatred for Christmas. Liberty Counsel’s demand letter requests that the song be dropped from the program.
Fort Lauderdale, FL – Teachers and children at Boulevard Heights Elementary School have been told that they may not say “Merry Christmas” and have been instructed to say “Happy Holidays.” Liberty Counsel has issued a legal memo to school authorities.
Wellington, FL – A Liberty Counsel attorney will appear at the City Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. tonight on behalf of our client, Robert Galt. The City displays a Christmas tree and a Menorah, but no nativity scene. Liberty Counsel’s legal memo was sent to the Council a few weeks ago. Tonight’s meeting will address the display.
Mathew D. Staver, President and General Counsel of Liberty Counsel, stated:
“While the war on Christmas continues, the Christmas Grinches have been running for their lives. Retailers and government officials are learning that Christmas is here to stay.”