December 18, 2014 5:00 pm -


The Great Duel of Our Times is on. The Eternal Battle Between Good and Evil has come to the fore; not in the valley of Megiddo, as we might have expected, but a bit closer to home. Specifically, Lansing, Michigan. More specifically, on the lawn of the Michigan State Capitol building, where lawmaker Rick Jones (R-Grand…


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D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

52 responses to Republican Lawmaker Puts Nativity Scene At State Capitol Because He ‘Can’t Let Satan Win’

  1. Carla Akins December 18th, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Satan always wins

    • Larry Schmitt December 18th, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      Don’t you mean diabolical laughter?

      • Carla Akins December 19th, 2014 at 5:15 am

        Yes – so much better.

        • rg9rts December 19th, 2014 at 6:49 am

          tee hee piddy pum piddy pum

  2. Guy Lauten December 18th, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Since I believe in no diety, I wish to erect a display of Nothing. I will take Nothing down by 11:00pm, and will re-erect Nothing at 6:00am the next morning.

  3. neworleans878 December 18th, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Thank you Rick Jones for saving us from the forces of darkness.

    Wait…he didn’t get day light savings time repealed?

    Never mind.

  4. Red Eye Robot December 18th, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    You know what is really amazing? Not a single American atheist no matter how fervent, will demand their employer allow them to work Christmas day. No liberal no matter how deeply they believe in the separation of church and state will demand that the United States Government be open for business Christmas day, None will demand federal employees be at their jobs. None will file lawsuits to throw out the federal law that recognizes a religious holiday. (yes the federal law actually says “Christmas”) The freedom from religion group won’t sue because the white house has a Christmas tree.There is a reason, Their beliefs are shallow and superficial. Their actions like suing over manger scenes are contrary for the sake of contrarianism they are cowardly bigots and they resent anything that makes Christians happy. Just not enough to put their money where their mouth is. They would never demand they be allowed to labor on Christmas day. They would never risk the public backlash of challenging the US government’s law recognizing a christian holiday. Let’s be honest, which is a bigger violation of the separation of church and state? A manger scene in front of the county court house or the federal government paying 2,700,000 people to not work on Jesus Christ’s birthday?

    • tiredoftea December 18th, 2014 at 6:15 pm

      Oh, FFS, are you really that stupid????

      • Larry Schmitt December 18th, 2014 at 6:57 pm

        The answer you’re looking for is yes.

    • OldLefty December 18th, 2014 at 6:35 pm

      Why would they?

      Do Jews demand to work on Christmas day?

      The reason it is a national holiday is because so many will take off.

      As for; A manger scene in front of the county court house or the federal government paying 2,700,000 people to not work on Jesus Christ’s birthday?

      And if the community is majority Muslim and Hindu, and they use the taxpayer money of Christians?

      Why do you need the government’s sanction of your religion?

      • Dwendt44 December 19th, 2014 at 12:24 am

        They need the impression of approval, preference, or acceptance because they have doubts they won’t admit tol because they feel superior; because they wish to think they are special.

    • Larry Schmitt December 18th, 2014 at 6:53 pm

      Christmas is as much a secular holiday as religious, if not more so. The reason people sue over nativity scenes is because some people insist on putting them at government facilities, and the government is not supposed to be in the business of supporting any religion. You can put one in your yard, at a shopping mall, in front of your restaurant, at a private school, but not at city hall. Why is that so hard to get? And if you work for a business that is closed on Christmas, how can you demand to work that day? You don’t make a lot of sense a lot of the time.

      • ChrisVosburg December 18th, 2014 at 7:07 pm

        In Lansing’s case, Larry, the gummint simply allows citizens to pay for and maintain religious scenes, for any religion, including the Church of Satan, on the Capitol lawn, no big whoop.

        The gummint does not pay for or in any way sponsor any given display. They do require gummint approval, which I presume is simply about bounds of good taste and such.

      • wpadon December 18th, 2014 at 8:03 pm

        The Creche in Pittsburgh is on private property.

    • ChrisVosburg December 18th, 2014 at 7:00 pm

      Way to fail to read and comprehend the article, dumbass.

      You’ll find that the lack of a nativity scene at the Lansing, Michigan was the result of a lack of Christians desiring to put one up, which is why Rick Jones decided to do it.

      Nobody argued that a nativity scene was wrong, you dolt, nor did the article touch upon any of the other things you thought it was about and commented upon.

      I’m beginning to see just how appropriate your moniker red eye is.

      • Mike Butkus Jr. December 18th, 2014 at 7:10 pm

        LOL! Out fucking standing!

      • Dwendt44 December 19th, 2014 at 12:21 am

        It’s the ‘robot’ part that I like. Mindless, non thinking, mechanical, crapola in, crapola out.

    • granpa.usthai December 18th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

      mostly, it’s the religious HYPOCRISY of the churchgoers. most manger scenes have the three wiseguys from China at the manger scene which is FALSE even by scriptural events. Such blasphemies on the pagan holiday of the evergreen is as blatant Demonic inspired as it gets. There were NO wiseguys at the manger – get it? and… the tax collection during that time period was usually in late July/early September at the end of the grain harvest – sos the government could collect their share. If the manger scene was set up on government lands (land owned BY THE PEOPLE) in late summer/early fall – without the three wiseguys, I’m sure there would be a lot less protest, as it would not be in direct conflict of the day that has been set aside to adorn the sacred evergreen tree – the tree of life – which unlike other trees, remains green throughout the seasons, giving believers of the sacred evergreen the hope that they too shall remain ‘forever young’.

      • Dwendt44 December 19th, 2014 at 12:20 am

        Don’t confuse him with facts. He’s plenty confused already.

    • Khary A December 18th, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      Yah you’re wrong, as usual. I’d work the day if I could and even asked but they denied my request. See you have to man a building with more than just one person so my not working on Christmas is because Christians wont let me work it. So in short eat me, cause I truly don’t give two hot squirts of piss about the day. I’d rather make money. For me its a Thursday I could be doing something productive in my field but instead I have to do other stuff like hear a bunch of people wish me holiday blessings I don’t care about and I grunt something back and die a little inside. Also not his effing birthday, So focused you are in making enemies.

    • wpadon December 18th, 2014 at 7:51 pm

      I would go in a heart beat. I get no joy from pagan holidays. The only holidays that are special to me are; Memorial day, Fourth of July, Labor day and first day of deer season.

    • arc99 December 18th, 2014 at 8:15 pm

      The only belief you ever display is hatred of opposing views and ours are shallow and superficial?

      Your ability to project your own ethical and moral shortcomings onto others is truly remarkable.

    • Jack E Raynbeau December 18th, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      I own my business. I’ll be going in on Xmas.

      • rg9rts December 19th, 2014 at 6:48 am

        Its a choice…like running a gas station or working in a hospital.

    • tracey marie December 18th, 2014 at 9:06 pm

      you are so pathetic

      • rg9rts December 19th, 2014 at 6:47 am

        I call him moron… every time I see him…then read his spewing and its always right on the mark

    • FrankenPC . December 18th, 2014 at 9:53 pm

      What? You don’t even understand WHY religion and state need to be separated do you?

      Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church and State.

      ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’

      If religion and state merge, Congress can start telling everyone WHAT and HOW to believe. Do you want that? Do you want the government telling YOU what to believe? Or HOW you can express that belief in your life?

      This is a bi-directional wall. It protects people’s rights to their individual beliefs. This is tied very closely with the concept of free speech. If religion merges with a government, you can say goodbye to your ability to speak your mind.

      And all you loose in the bargain is the ability to put a manger on a government lawn. It’s a hell of a bargain. Stop obsessing and focus on any other issue that has real meaning.

      • Red Eye Robot December 18th, 2014 at 11:27 pm

        Tell me again how separate church and state are when the US government gives 2,700,000 employees Jesus Christ’s birthday with pay.

        • tracey marie December 18th, 2014 at 11:44 pm

          santa is a god?

          • rg9rts December 19th, 2014 at 6:46 am

            No She isn’t

        • FrankenPC . December 18th, 2014 at 11:47 pm

          Try Google. It’s your friend.

          In 1999, the federal district court dismissed Ganulin’s lawsuit, holding that “the establishment of Christmas Day as a legal public holiday does not violate the Establishment Clause because it has a valid secular purpose, it does not have the effect of endorsing religion in general or Christianity in particular, and it does not impermissibly cause excessive entanglement between church and state.” That decision was later upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

          FYI: I don’t actually know a single American who celebrates the Christmas holiday as a religious event. I don’t think you’re aware how fast America is coming out of the dark ages.

          • Dwendt44 December 19th, 2014 at 12:18 am

            And, of course, jesus wasn’t born on December 25 to begin with. The 12/25 date is historically been the end of Saturnalia, which celebrates the winter Solstice. Meaning that the sun starts moving back north, proving that spring and summer will surely follow.
            Pagan traditions are now clearly secular, and the religious veneer pasted on that date is not an excuse to ignore the beginning of the ‘holiday’. We do the same with Thanksgiving. It’s not a religious holiday as such, but we celebrate it anyway; religious and secular alike. The same case can be made for Easter even though it’s named for a Pagan goddess.

          • bpollen December 19th, 2014 at 6:34 am

            Strangely enough, Mithras was born of a virgin on Dec. 25th… and Zoroaster was also born of a virgin. Seemed to be a lot of that going around. Personally, I am a little suspicious of the “honestly, honey, it was an angel” excuse.

          • Dwendt44 December 21st, 2014 at 1:04 am

            “If your god is born of a virgin so is mine.”

        • OldLefty December 19th, 2014 at 1:57 pm

          Might that be because the government is supposed to make religious accommodations for employees, and the majority are Christian?

        • DaddyO_969 December 22nd, 2014 at 9:02 am

          Moron, they give the same on Dr. Matin Luther King’s birthday. Another leader assassinated for speaking truth. Moreover, EVERYONE gets the holiday, not solely Christians. How can you choose to be so stupid?

    • William December 18th, 2014 at 11:08 pm

      Two questions. 1.)So what part of the article touched upon atheists, and any
      effort by such to object to a nativity scene?
      2.) Do you enjoy making a fool of yourself by commenting on
      an article you clearly have not read?
      Well, I’m sure we all enjoyed your “holier than thou” rant and your judgment of us heathens. I won’t keep you. I know you’re anxious to get back to your church.

      • Red Eye Robot December 18th, 2014 at 11:39 pm

        My comment was about how the left collectively has a cow when this sort of thing happens but then cowardly ignores a much greater violation because they lack the courage of their conviction.

        • tracey marie December 18th, 2014 at 11:44 pm

          not a cow, we laugh at your ignorance and thin skin

          • Obewon December 18th, 2014 at 11:55 pm

            It’s great how GOP TV fools watch faux news and report back, so we don’t have to!

          • whatthe46 December 19th, 2014 at 12:46 am

            the convulsion channel.

        • Chinese Democracy December 19th, 2014 at 2:14 am

          Cmon lighten up… Bill O won the war on Christmas again!

        • rg9rts December 19th, 2014 at 6:45 am

          Convicted you of a felony I hope

        • William December 19th, 2014 at 7:36 am

          “My comment was about how the left collectively”.
          I call B*LLSHIT.
          Your comment was simply a faithful regurgitation of whatever The Fox-bat sheep herders dumped into your empty skull. You clearly didn’t read the article.

        • DaddyO_969 December 22nd, 2014 at 8:58 am

          You and your ilk are the cowards. You hide behind a false morality while stealing from the needy. You are disgusting. It is cowards like you that make me hope judgement is real: your hypocrisy will be punished.

    • Obewon December 18th, 2014 at 11:53 pm

      “Christ’s birthday?” is in the Spring near maypole day ‘when the lambs are born’! Boy are you dim! Guess who always volunteers and is asked to work Christian holidays X-mas, Bad Friday & Easter? Secular non-Christians dumbass.

    • jasperjava December 18th, 2014 at 11:58 pm

      Liberals have no problem with Christmas. It celebrates the birth of one of the greatest liberals who ever lived.

    • rg9rts December 19th, 2014 at 6:45 am


      • fahvel December 19th, 2014 at 1:18 pm

        perfectly stated – and reb is consistent.

  5. tiredoftea December 18th, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Yes, that’s so much more important that actually helping your state to recover from the economic collapse that it’s still enduring.

  6. rg9rts December 19th, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Will he carry a menorah too?

  7. Bunya December 19th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Sorry Rick, Satan has already won. The GOP will own the senate in January.