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No war on Christmas: In many communities, officials opt to surrender

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December 21, 2015, The Washington Times

As the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty put it, “Just as the government doesn’t have to include a pacifist memorial next to every war memorial, it doesn’t have to include mockery of religion next to every creche or Christmas tree.”

Since 2000, the Becket Fund has fought government capitulation on religious displays with its annual Ebenezer Awards.

“I think in general, the American public is happy to accommodate everyone else’s religion, and most of us are happy to hear ‘Happy Hanukkah’ from someone,” said Becket senior counsel Eric Baxter. “But there are certainly some government bureaucrats who feel like they have to suppress religion, which is really unnecessary.”