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The next segment tonight the 2012 and they need zero wars those -- give now by the Becket fund -- religious liberty.
Which tracks attacks on Christmas which don't exist according to Jon Stewart.
In the past and Virginia Beach received an Ebenezer award for banning a Christmas Turkey giveaway.
Commissioner Kokomo Indiana got an Ebenezer for replacing the crash -- image of the Loch Ness Monster.
And the city manager of Eugene Oregon got award for banning Christmas trees and any public -- -- out there.
It -- negative -- -- the Becket fund that Kristina Arriaga.
-- let's start up what with the and -- by the -- it's Ebenezer Scrooge is based on Christmas Carol by Charles dickens' most people capital clarify.
Let's -- with the runners up this year.
They also the first runner up is a city of Santa Monica.
After having me nativity scene on display for over half a century for sixty years there was a complaint and they put them to be seen in mothballs and took -- -- way.
But they put -- they said you could do real life people.
But we covered this briefly an atheist attacked the display and yes the atheist.
The courts have ruled.
That you can have these things.
But if an atheist wants -- display.
They have to have -- -- -- is that on the all right that that is for the Supreme Court decided that -- -- have to give equal space with the atheist was so far out there and they wanted to do what was disparagement of religion in Santa Monica that they decided not to do anything to think like a lottery and they had a lot of displays.
But the light display tech inside churches.
You can no longer have a public nativity scenes in the accident like that fifty years -- tradition because of this one -- yes it's true.
And then we have the winner of the award -- an -- -- right now yes the winner that even easier -- right it goes if you Rhode Island governor Lincoln -- Yeah hey -- -- JB every while he was so afraid that they would be Christmas caroling in City Hall.
That he treated that the release of the display as a national not a matter of national security announced at thirty minutes beforehand enough.
-- -- -- on program here and he told us well.
It's a holiday -- not a Christmas tree that's the beef that and this is paid for by the state of Rhode Island of folks -- And he's -- -- -- caught a Christmas tree cassette offends people -- Christian but 80% of Americans say they are Christians so who.
You know something might be -- and go visit him.
Part of a larger problem larger issue right now religion is being treated like smoke and religious displays like secondhand smoke no -- -- exposed to it because -- pretty.
And that's why the Becket fund for religious liberty gives up this sort of silly awards because this is.
He's serious problem in society my parents left Cuba -- came to this country because the government.
In this country is not supposed to be able to touch or take away what -- here -- waiting to -- how do you think this secular progressives are attacking displays in the public square why.
Because it bothers them I mean they want the state to be the only place where people can get their values and their religion and that's what they did in Cuba but that's what they didn't human fat.
Religion that Christmas and Christmas trees or banning Cuba -- -- he acts like Castro understand it.
That this was an important part who we Iraq.
It's not about who got is -- about who we hi we are religious beings with convictions and we should be able to carry those convictions for workplace and and outside if -- -- jazz concert at Central Park.
That classical music association doesn't protests -- -- -- equal time right everyone understands that this is part of culture.
Out to be able to express ourselves with the same thing -- religion no one should be complaining about the expression of religious -- is not forced on us or.
Through that -- if you wanna have but he.
The other displays in the same -- -- proximity that that the ball.
All right Christina thank you very much the Ebenezer award goes to the governor of Rhode Island link -- -- I got a loving you to tell my hope -- -- we send them back up call that your call.
I get I get those.
And by the way my newspaper column this week is on governor JP three billoreilly.com and find papers across the country including the New York Post here and -- --
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