Weblog Bonus: You'd Better Watch Out

Battles over holiday displays are chief among the 230 religion news stories you'll find from online news stories around the world

FYI, this is the second Weblog posting of the day. If you missed the earlier posting, which included links to 89 other articles, click here.

Religious expression at the holidays:

  • Mom sues school to allow nativity scene | If a Christmas tree can stand in a school's halls during the holidays, then a model of baby Jesus and his manger should also be welcomed, contends a Queens, N.Y., mother who is going to court to prove her point (Fox News)

  • Xmas cheer makes Austrians sour | Workers are demanding stores limit the hours they play carols (BBC)

  • Tree display vexes law school | Changing evergreen to winter scene fails to quiet IU controversy (The Indianapolis Star)

  • Also: Holiday icon removed at law school | Student complaints lead to Christmas tree ban in building atrium (Indiana Daily Student, Indiana U.)

  • Pray that Thanksgiving won't become a legal battle | Look for a lawsuit any day now challenging the president's authority to declare a national day of thanksgiving and prayer. If people take offense at the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, they surely won't stand for a holiday created to thank the Almighty for blessings bestowed on America. (Andrea Neal, Indianapolis Star)

  • Christianity debate divides as much as ever | EU foreign ministers were once again unable to agree following a debate on the issue in Naples as part of a wider meeting to discuss the EU Constitution (EU Observer)

  • Defending Christmas | The December holiday season used to be simple — when Americans could call it Christmas without offending anyone (The Washington Times)

  • Library stands by decision on artwork | But a national Catholic organization blasted the library for prejudice, and the American Library Association said that the local library's policy for exhibits contradicts the very association bill of rights to which it refers (Record-Journal, Meriden, Conn.)

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