Athe­ists’ sign: ‘Make Christ­mas Great Again. Skip church!’

The Washington Times Daily - - NATION - — Douglas Ernst

A na­tional athe­ist group has par­o­died Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump’s cam­paign slo­gan to en­cour­age peo­ple not to at­tend church on Christ­mas.

Amer­i­can Athe­ists has un­veiled bill­boards say­ing “Make Christ­mas Great Again. Skip church!” in Louisiana, Colorado and Ge­or­gia.

“Part of stir­ring the pot is get­ting that con­ver­sa­tion go­ing,” Nick Fish, na­tional pro­gram di­rec­tor for Amer­i­can Athe­ists, told a CBS af­fil­i­ate in Louisiana. “You don’t have to be re­li­gious, you don’t have to be­lieve in God to be a good per­son. And we want to use hu­mor, we want to use a lit­tle bit of peo­ple driv­ing by th­ese bill­boards and say, ‘Wait, what did that just say?’”

He added that Chris­tians “do not have a mo­nop­oly on hav­ing a great meal and spend­ing time” with loved ones over the hol­i­days.

The athe­ist bill­boards will be on dis­play through­out De­cem­ber.

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