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Man battles Santa Monica nativity scene with nonreligious display of his own

December 24, 2010 | 12:54 pm

Linking LAHOLIDAY FIGHT: A nativity scene in Santa Monica has prompted Damon Vix to create a scene of his own, this one criticizing the Christmas display. According to the Santa Monica Daily Press:

The Hollywood prop maker is the man behind a display that can be found just south of the nativity scenes that features quotes from the founding fathers about the importance of the separation of church and state. A quote from President Thomas Jefferson is by far the most visible. It reads: "Religions are all alike, founded upon fables and mythologies." On the back of the display there's another sign that says: "Happy Solstice," in recognition of the winter solstice on Dec. 21.

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