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Environmental Group Wants to Replace Rockefeller Christmas Tree

What’s more green than a Christmas tree? Not cutting it down in the first place, says a pro-environment group petitioning Rockefeller Center to end its holiday tree-lighting ceremony. The group, Save a Giant Tree, hopes to collect 10,000 signatures to persuade Rockefeller Center management to replace the tree with artwork fashioned from recycled materials. “We want to [...]

Forced Christmas Music Measure Dies in California

Californians apparently weren’t feeling the Christmas spirit during Merry Susan Hyatt’s five-month carol initiative signature collection effort. The measure failed Friday when the final signature count turned out to be only half a percent of the required 433,971, according to the secretary of state’s office. In all, 2,176 signatures were collected in California between Nov. 2 [...]

Is Christmas Next?

A federal judge in Wisconsin has declared that the 50-year standing tradition of a National Day of Prayer violates the “establishment clause” of the First Amendment which creates a separation of church and state. “I understand that many may disagree with that conclusion and some may even view it as a criticism of prayer or [...]

Illinois City to Fine Residents with Christmas Lights Still Up

Officials in an Illinois city said residents slow to take down their Christmas lights have only a little more than a week before they face possible fines. The seasonal decoration ordinance in Aurora, which took effect in 2006, states that outdoor holiday decorations may not be up more than 60 days before or after their celebrated [...]

FFRF Mockery Prompts Candidate to Action in Illinois

The Freedom From Religion Foundation continues to promote peace of the season by mocking religion — all in the name of freedom of speech. That’s their argument after a candidate for public office in Illinois tried to remove the customary atheist rant from right in front of the Christmas tree at the state capitol a [...]

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