Suddenly the little Alabama town was infested with a bunch of atheists from Wisconsin called the Freedom From Religion Foundation. They sent the mayor a threatening letter alleging that one person in the town of Piedmont had complained about the parade theme, saying it "alienates non-Christians and others in Piedmont who do not have a strong belief in prayers. Unfortunately, the city’s attorney ruled that "the sentiment of ‘Keeping Christ in Christmas’ does not qualify as a secular celebration." He said the theme violates the law.
But the folks in Piedmont decided to keep Christ in Christmas in other ways. The mayor said, “We still have the same religious floats. We’re still going to have this wonderful Christian parade regardless of whether we have a theme or not." So local citizens paid their entry fees to be in the parade and created a positive march. They marched along side of the parade with signs reading "Let’s Keep Christ in Christmas." The mayor had some words of advice for the one person in town who had complained: "If they don’t like a Christian parade, just stay at home and don’t watch."
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