America in the 21st century.....Dateline-November 20, 2012, Santa Monica California in a closely watched case that has attracted national attention, Judge Audrey B. Collins denied a request from the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes Committee to erect multiple large displays depicting the story of the birth of Jesus in the park overlooking the ocean. The coalition of churches has erected the displays every December since the 1950s.
Whoa silver! We're talking about a judge barring the erection of a nativity scene depicting the birth of Jesus Christ for the holiday named after Jesus Christ???
"The atheists won," said William Becker, attorney for the Nativity group. He then went on to compare the city to Pontius Pilate, the judge at Jesus' trial, saying: "It's a shame about Christmas. Pontius Pilate was exactly the same kind of administrator."