Radical Atheists do everything they can to silence Christians during the Christmas season.
They will even tread on Christians’ First Amendment rights to do so.
And the reason these senior citizens were told they couldn’t celebrate Christmas will make you red.
According to the Alliance Defending Freedom, an assisted living complex in Chehalis, Washington banned its residents from celebrating Christmas or displaying Christmas decorations.
The complex justified the ban, saying it couldn’t allow residents to “engage in religious expression because it accepts funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.”
Even worse, the complex is owned and operated by a Catholic non-profit organization.
Christian Headlines writes:
A religious liberty group says a Catholic assisted living complex in Washington state has wrongly banned residents from saying “Merry Christmas” or displaying holiday decorations out of fear it will violate a federal law.
Providence Place in Chehalis, Wash., is an assisting living apartment for senior citizens and receives government funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The building manager, Katrina Newman, told residents they are forbidden from celebrating Christmas, according to Alliance Defending Freedom.
“As Christmas approached, Ms. Newman informed the residents that the Fair Housing Act prohibited residents from saying Merry Christmas, singing Christmas carols that reference Christ, or displaying any decorations referencing the Christian religion during the holiday season,” a letter from ADF to Providence Place states.
But Newman did permit a Menorah in the public space because “it was cultural expression,” the letter says. ADF is asking the facility to restore the religious rights of its residents. A resident contacted ADF after she was told she couldn’t say Merry Christmas or celebrate the holiday.
“Americans don’t lose their constitutionally protected freedom to say ‘Merry Christmas’ or otherwise express their faith just because they live in a facility that accepts government funds,” said ADF attorney Matt Sharp. “No HUD rule requires senior living centers that accept federal resources to deny their residents the ability to celebrate Christmas with religious songs and symbols.”
This just goes to show how far the fear of persecution extends.
Even a Catholic non-profit feels pressured to keep quiet about celebrating the most important event in history – the birth of Jesus Christ.
This is the effect of atheist groups like the Freedom From Religion Foundation threatening Christians into silence.
As we reported, FFRF recently threatened a city in Ohio to remove its nativity scene or face the consequences.
The War on Christmas is real, and the radical left isn’t even bothering to conceal their outright hatred for Christmas.
More Americans are waking up to this reality, and are thankful that the President recognizes it as well.