Baby Jesus has been evicted from another homestead.
Not in Jerusalem, this time, or in any other city in the Middle East, but in the South Bay, in Santa Monica, the city has caved in to craven atheistic interests, and has ousted the well-received nativity displays that adorned the Lincoln Ave boardwalk every Christmas for many years.
Every person is entitled to practice or not practice a religion; yet the disinterest of some has not right to impinge on the interests of everyone else, nor does the state have the audacious authority to dictate to a municipality the number of displays respecting one or every religion that must be presented in the public square.
The First Amendment of the United States Constitution does not address a specific and unshakable demarcation between church and state, but rather indicates clearly that the United States is not empowered to establish a national religion or a federal church. The Constitution does not permit the will of the few to press against the faith and traditions of the many, either.
In one more act of cowardly politically correct calculation, another city has given in to the demands of the incensed irreligious and has attempted to cast out the presence and the recognition of the Almighty in our lives and in our communities.
Will there be any place in our country where Baby Jesus can rest his head?