FFRF Bill of Rights Nativity appears again in N.H. capital



The Freedom From Religion Foundation’s secular Winter Solstice display has returned to New Hampshire’s capital city.

For the third year in a row, FFRF members have put up a display honoring the Bill of Rights and our secular government in Concord City Plaza. The exhibit depicts Founders Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and the Statue of Liberty gazing in adoration at a “baby” Bill of Rights in a manger.

The sign on the Bill of Rights Nativity reads:

At this season of the Winter Solstice,

Join us in honoring the Bill of Rights, adopted on December 15, 1791, which reminds us that there can be no religious freedom without the freedom to dissent.

Keep religion and government separate!

FFRF places these displays in many cities around the country during the holiday season to celebrate freethought and ensure representation of the growing number of secular Americans.

“Our sign is a reminder of the real reason for the season: the Winter Solstice,” says FFRF Co-President Dan Barker. “Christians don’t own the month of December. If there’s going to be religion in governmental forums at this time of year, then there has to be ‘room at the inn’ for nonreligious points of view.”

FFRF extends thanks to member Jack Shields and other local members for their activism in organizing the annual display. This display will be available to the public for viewing until Dec. 31.

FFRF is a national nonprofit organization with more than 33,000 members across the country, including in New Hampshire. FFRF’s purposes are to protect the constitutional principle of separation between church and state, and to educate the public on matters relating to nontheism.

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