A federal judge today denied a Christian group’s bid for a preliminary injunction to force suburban Santa Monica to reopen spaces in a city park to private displays, including Christmas Nativity scenes.
U.S. District Court Judge Audrey Collins formalized an earlier tentative ruling during a hearing.
William Becker, the attorney for the Christian group, said he will appeal.
“The atheists won and they will always win unless we get courts to understand how the game is played and this is a game that was played very successfully and they knew it,” Becker said after the hearing.
The “game” he’s referring to is called “Following the Constitution.” The atheists know the document well and they know they have as much of a right to space in a public park as any religious group does. Becker would be doing himself a favor if he actually read the rules of the game. Public space is everybody's, not just the christians'. It's intolerant to take the place up with your particular brand of religious paraphernalia at the expense of everybody else.