The controversy continues over a nativity scene and Christmas decorations in Ellwood City.Freedom From Religion has been sending letters to cities all over the country threatening them for having nativity scenes on public property. They're a bunch of sad, little people who are clearly threatened by anything religious to the point of demanding the right not to be offended. They're claiming violations of the Constitution, but they clearly do not understand the Constitution they are quoting. Placing a nativity or menorah on public property does not constitute the establishment of a state religion.
The nativity scene and decorations have gone up for the past 50 years without any problems, but this year is different.
A group, Freedom from Religion, is challenging the display, saying it’s unconstitutional.
Now, the group doesn’t want the nativity scene taken down. It wants Ellwood City to add a banner that states the group’s beliefs.
“No way on my watch is it going up. It’s offensive,” said Ellwood City Mayor Tony Court.
Channel 11 got a hold of the wording on the banner. It reads:
“At this season of the winter solstice, may reason prevail. There are no Gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.”
Ellwood City residents are upset.
“That’s sick. They better not put it up. It will come right back down,” said Mike Mitchell from Ellwood City.
Get over it.