Atheists Launch 'Skip Church' Christmas Billboards In Bible Belt

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Chelsen Vicari serves as the Evangelical Program Director for the Institute on Religion and Democracy.

This Christmas season atheists are taking the Left's "War on Christmas" to new heights.

According to the American Atheists website, the billboard (see above picture) will feature a little girl in front of a Christmas tree writing a letter to Santa Claus that reads, "Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is to skip church! I'm too old for fairy tales."

American Atheists' Christmas billboard campaigns are launched in Memphis, Nashville, St. Louis, and Fort Smith, Arkansas, according to the group. However, the group was not able to secure a billboard in Jackson, Mississippi.

What is sad and disappointing about American Atheists' Christmas Billboards disparagement of the Church is that they are featured in a society where strip joints, casinos, pornography, human trafficking and a whole host of other socio-economic ills harm humanity. Yet, they choose to pool their resources towards disparaging the Church, an institution responsible for teaching ethics, moral values, supports the sick and the suffering and offers Divine healing and hope for this broken world. If this is a depiction of our supposedly "enlightened" culture, then we have got our priorities very backwards.

Of course, it isn't surprising that American Atheists are targeting Southern states, which Gallup polls found to be among the most religious in the country. Mississippi being the most faithful while Vermont was the least religious.

Other secular humanist organizations have also targeted Southern states faithfulness. Back in early November, the Human Rights Campaign launched their "All God's Children" campaign in Mississippi Nov. 10 in order to erode the Christians Mississippians' public and legislative support of marriage as God defined it.

This Christmas, let us pray that atheists with deep hostility for Christ and his Church will abandon the tired and unbelievable arguments they have been feed and instead come alongside a body of Believers – many of whom have struggled with the same questions, confusion, and wounds, yet found healing and peace in Christ – and recognize that He truly is the reason for the Christmas season.

Chelsen Vicari serves as the Evangelical Program Director for the Institute on Religion and Democracy. She earned her Masters of Arts in Government from Regent University and frequently contributes to conservative outlets. Follow her on twitter @ChelsenVicari.