The U.S. Navy announced Wednesday that it will remove two nativity displays from dining halls at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base after some troops complained the displays were exclusively Christian.
Capt. J.R. Nettleton, commanding officer for the Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, said on Wednesday that he had decided to move the two nativity scenes from the base's dining halls to the courtyard of the base's chapel. Nettleton's decision comes after a day-long controversy when 18 service members at the base sent an email to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation regarding the nativity scenes.
"No one's ever complained to me about it. We've been doing it for 10 years," Nettleton told the Miami Herald, adding that he ultimately concluded the religious nature of the nativity scenes would be celebrated more appropriately in the base's chapel. more >>
A kindergartner's parents came to support her even though they cannot hear the concert themselves. What's a girl to do? Watch the next three minute video to find out her solution.more >>
Just in time for Christmas, Roma and Mark share this incredibly touching rendition of "O Holy Night" by Jewel. This beautiful video shows scenes from the show The Bible & the upcoming movie Son of God, which is set to release February 28, 2014. The song along with the scenes of Jesus being born are sure to bring tears of joy to your eyes. Feel free to share this wonderful video and song with all!
With Christmas right around the corner and Jesus on everyone's mind, it's a perfect opportunity to introduce the Son Of God film!more >>
A Satanic Temple holiday display at the Florida Capitol featuring Satan descending into the fires of hell has been rejected by the Department of Management Services for being "grossly offensive."
"The Department's position is that your proposed display is grossly offensive during the holiday season," read an email by DMS Administrative Assistant Sherrie K. Routt shared by Tallahassee.com on Wednesday.
The display is a kiosk decorated as the pits of hell, with an angel seemingly descending into the fires. It features the Bible verse Luke 10:18, which reads: "And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven;" as well as Isaiah 14:12: "How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations!" more >>
Two unidentified men attempted to torch a billboard near Pitman, N.J., reading "Keep Saturn in Saturnalia." The Freedom From Religion Foundation is offering an award for information leading to the capture of the culprits.
"It has gone too far this time," said Pitman Mayor Russ Johnson. "It's absolutely out of control."
A recently released study conducted by Pew Research has found that among surveyed Americans, only about half consider Christmas to be an inherently religious holiday.
In results reported Wednesday, Pew's Religion & Public Life Project found that 51 percent of Americans viewed Christmas as more of a religious holiday than cultural.
Thirty-two percent of respondents considered Christmas more cultural than religious, with 9 percent giving other answers and 7 percent saying they do not celebrate Christmas. more >>