Today, Wisconsin Family Action and Wisconsin Family Council kicked off the Christmas season by putting a traditional nativity display and a Merry Christmas sign in the State Capitol. This year marks the 20th year Wisconsin Family Council has had a sign in the capitol and the fifth year of the nativity display. The Madison-based Freedom from Religion Foundation has also had its Winter Solstice sign up for all 20 years (photo, right) and has added a blasphemous nativity display in recent years. The displays join the State Christmas tree in the rotunda and will be up all month.
“We are honored to exercise our freedom of speech and religion with these displays each year, ” says WFA president Julaine Appling, “The thousands who come to the capitol this month will see our sign and our beautiful nativity declaring the Truth that Jesus Christ really is the reason for the season. Unlike Freedom From Religion’s dark and hopeless message, our display brings light and offers hope.”
We had help with setting up from Erica and Gennavive Meisel of Baraboo.
Photo credit: Erica Meisel
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Celebrate the joy of Christmas!
WFA president Julaine Appling and staff put up the annual Merry Christmas sign and nativity display in the State Capitol Rotunda this week. Freedom From Religion Foundation’s blasphemous (and sad) version of a humanist “nativity” was also present.
Wisconsin Family Council and Wisconsin Family Action are honored to proclaim the TRUTH about this great holiday to all who visit our beautiful capitol this Christmas season. (The State Christmas tree is up awaiting lights and decorations, which will happen throughout this week.) Schedule a trip to YOUR state capitol this holiday season!
“We love adding a beautiful and hopeful message to Wisconsin’s state capitol each Christmas,” Julaine Appling, president of Wisconsin Family Action, said. “Being able to declare publicly in the capitol rotunda the truth about Christmas—that God sent His Son to be our Savior—is one of the highlights of our year.”
Read the full WFA press release HERE.
Each year we can depend on American Family Association, as well as Liberty Counsel, to provide extensive lists of retailers who refuse to mention the word “Christmas” in any of their corporate marketing. Liberty Counsel refers to this as the “Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign.”
Both lists have been released just in time for Christmas shoppers to take note of those retailers they wish to support, and those they do not.
>>>>>Click HERE for American Family Association’s “Naughty or Nice” list.
>>>>>Click HERE for Liberty Counsel’s Friend or Foe “Naughty & Nice” list.
What was it like in their day?
What were they thinking?
What were their hopes?
What were their fears?
THE BUZZ IN BETHLEHEM
An immersive dinner theater taking place in the market square in Bethlehem.
LOCATION: Baraboo, Wisconsin
Dates: December 6-14
“I went last year and am going back this year.
It’s an excellent, top-notch program with the TRUTH of Christmas beautifully retold and portrayed.”
–WFA president Julaine Appling
Click HERE to get your tickets NOW! Hurry…..some dates already SOLD OUT!