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Trump Inspiring More Use of Religious Decorations at Christmas

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By    |   Wednesday, 21 Dec 2016 07:13 PM

President-elect Donald Trump is inspiring people across the nation to break out their Christmas displays and put them in public spaces and other high-profile spots, according to a new report.

The Washington Times takes a closer look at the issue which, in one case, resulted in the first ever traditional Nativity scene being installed inside of Iowa's state capitol building.

In response to the Christian symbols cropping up, some atheists are demanding that they be given equal rights to put up their own displays — which are anti-religious in nature.

In the early part of his presidential campaign, Trump said he wanted people to start saying "Merry Christmas" again and he'd like to hear less "Happy Holidays" greetings.

"Religious discrimination toward Christians has become a holiday tradition of sorts among certain groups," Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told the Times.

The Times notes that nonprofit law firm Thomas More Society has been working to have Nativity scenes placed at state capitol buildings. Thirteen capitols now have such displays because of the group's work.

"The Nativity scene at the state capitol represents constitutionally protected free speech and expression of religious faith by private citizens in a traditional public forum," Tom Brejcha, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Society, told the Times.

In other cases, however, some people have taken offense to displays of Christmas in a religious sense. One customer at a Florida diner took offense to Christmas music playing during his meal.

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