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Atheists Sue Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Over His Fiery Reaction to 'Mocking' Display in State Capitol — and the Battle Is Just Heating Up


"This juvenile parody violates the Preservation Board’s regulations and should be removed immediately."

Atheists activists filed a lawsuit against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in federal court this week, two months after Abbott demanded the removal of a controversial display that non-believers had erected inside the state capitol.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation said in a press release that the atheist organization had received a permit to display its mock  "nativity" display, which featured the Statue of Liberty, the Founding Fathers, and the Bill of Rights in a manger last year, but that Abbott quickly ordered its removal — an act that atheists say violated their constitutional rights.

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