Judicial Attacks on Christianity Violate Letter and Spirit of Establishment Clause
On November 12, a federal judge ruled that a Nativity scene erected on the lawn of an Arkansas county courthouse (shown) violates the First Amendment‚Äôs prohibition on the establishment of religion by the government.
According to a Wall Street Journal report on the case, ‚ÄúThe Baxter County Courthouse in northern Arkansas has displayed a nativity scene on the corner of its lawn at Christmas season going back at least 40 years, court papers say. The cr√®che itself is owned by a local attorney not party to the case.‚ÄĚ
The complaint was filed by the American Humanist Association (on behalf of Baxter County resident Dessa Blackthorn) alleging that by setting up the Christmas scene (which in addition to the Nativity includes a Santa and reindeer display), Baxter County ‚Äúviolated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment by erecting a religious display.‚ÄĚ...