What’s a body to do?
Those crazy Texans just won’t stop, between their Baseball, Apple pie, Mom, God, Country, and Chevrolet, they aint budgin’…
The Athens townsfolk are all up in arms and it’s my best guess that the nativity isn’t going anywhere if they have anything to say about it.
I became aware of the update when I ventured over to another forum that I enjoy every now and then. I discovered many fellow Texans cheering these folks on in their ongoing battle to save the nativity in Athens, TX, from the Freedom From Religion peeps.
Basically, I posted my feelings on the matter and got an amused response or two. Here’s what I said:
“If the Freedom From Religion Foundation were successful somehow in removing our TX nativity scene, I wouldn’t be surprised if practically every house in that little town put up their own nativity and that town was covered over with em’! lol…..
There would be so many nativity scenes all over the place that people might even be driving around with them on top of their cars!
Go Texas! Keep the nativity flying high!
One way or another “
Thousands gathered in Texas to support a religious display that’s come under attack.
By the thousands the faithful arrived in Athens Town Square for what many called a holy war.
“What God’s done for me, this is certainly what I can do for Him. ” Said Barbara Neff.
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Up to five thousand people rallied around a Christmas nativity scene in front of the Henderson County Courthouse, blasting a Wisconsin atheist group’s efforts to get it removed. Our fight, our relentlessness and our courage. Everything is bigger in Texas.
For many here though this is about far more than decorations. It’s about what they feel is a continued attack on their Christian faith.
“It’s time for us to stand together and protect the very principles that made this nation great from its birth. ” Said Pastor Nathan Lorick.
“We’ve become so busy with our lives that we’ve forgotten our first love. ”
Resembling more church service than protest.
“What we need Christians is to stand and say Jesus Christ is the only way.” Said Pastor Derek Rogers.
Thousands prayed in the town’s square.
“The name of Jesus Christ.”
The display’s critics feel the scene is offensive and believe church should be separated from government.
The freedom from religion foundation has even threatened to sue. Other towns have scrubbed religion from their displays.
Yet Henderson County shows no signs of cracking down.
A clear display of its faith.
“Never expected God to send a message from Athens, but that’s what he’s doing. He’s sending a message.” Said Donna Stutts.
- -UPDATE, Texas: Thousands Rally to Support Nativity (answersforthefaith.com)
- God is sending a message from Athens, Texas! Are you listening America? (pumabydesign001.wordpress.com)
- Texas A.G. Tells Atheists: ‘Don’t Mess With Texas’ (radio.foxnews.com)
- The Other Athens (existnow.wordpress.com)