The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Liberty News Now
The Washington, D.C. transit system – the Metro- recently rejected a Christmas ad for being too “Christian.”
The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., is suing the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority over its restrictive advertising guidelines, which the Catholic Church sees as a huge infringement on its right to exercise free speech. The ad had featured silhouettes of shepherds en-route to visit the infant Christ with the message that said “Find the Perfect Gift,” and was going to be placed on the exterior of city buses. Archdiocese spokesman Ed McFadden had said the ad was designed to remind people that Christmas — the annual celebration of Christ’s birth—is a religious holiday.
“Under WMATA’s guidelines, if the ads are about packages, boxes, or bags—if Christmas comes from a store — then it seems WMATA approves. But if Christmas means a little bit more,post was originally published on this site