Keeping Saturn in Saturnalia
By Feministe on December 18, 2013
Hot on the heels of Arizona news that one Christian woman was assaulted by another Christian woman in Phoenix because she said “Happy Holidays” rather than “Merry Christmas” (!) comes a New Jersey report that two men attempted to burn down a “Keep Saturn in Saturnalia” billboard put up by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (to counter a “Keep Christ in Christmas” banner hanging over Pitman’s main thoroughfare). It’s not the first attempt to deface/destroy the FFRF billboard since it was unveiled last week. I have more sympathy for the various vandals in Pitman than I do for the thug in Phoenix – they’re all expressing a deep intolerance of any message that challenges their narrow view of righteous Christian cultural supremacy, but at least in New Jersey they’re not resorting to inter-personal violence to make their point (so far). . . .
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