Perspectives on Holiday Displays and the First Amendment
‘Tis the season for First Amendment controversy. Every year it seems there is some form of public debate around religious holiday displays and how the First Amendment does or doesn’t protect them. You may have heard or even wondered about “the war on Christmas” and “why we can’t say ‘Merry Christmas’ anymore.”
The First Amendment guarantees the right to religious expression, protecting your right to pray, preach, worship, and celebrate your religion publicly or privately. Only when the government becomes entangled in a religious celebration are constitutional rights violated. So we asked three attorneys to clear the air by sharing their perspectives as well as a bit of history on the First Amendment and holiday displays. Read their articles below.