FFRF Solstice display returns to N.H. capital

New Hampshire members of the Freedom From Religion Foundation have returned to the state Capitol grounds with a freethinking Solstice display for the sixth year in a row.

The display, set up outside the Capitol building in Concord, is FFRF’s 6-foot-tall whimsical Bill of Rights “nativity.” The irreverent graphic by artist Jacob Fortin depicts Founders Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington kneeling in adoration before a “baby” Bill of Rights in a manger. Pictured alongside the exhibit is the main volunteer Jack Shields, along with his friends Shawn Kelly and Hank Quitter on his right.

The tongue-in-cheek 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 there can be no religious freedom without the freedom to dissent.
Keep religion and government separate!

“Our sign is a reminder of the real reason for the season: the Winter Solstice,” FFRF Co-President Dan Barker says. “Anyone and everyone can celebrate the Solstice. December is not owned by Christians.”

The display will be up through the end of the month.

FFRF is a national nonprofit organization with more than 40,000 members across the country, including hundreds of members 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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