Mayor Karl Zuber of Avon Lake, Ohio appears not to have gotten the memo on the separation of church and state a bit late. Zuber had a sign put up in front of the city hall reading “Remember Christ is in Christmas.” He then received a series of calls from the city attorney, city council members, and an advocacy group asking him to remember the separation of church and state is in the Constitution.
Zuber waited until after Christmas to change the sign. He then removed all of the words except “Remember.”
Zuber appears a slow learned. He objected to the group’s call for the sign’s removal, stating “[t]hey just want any type of religion out of government. I thought it would be a good Christmas message. I think the government was founded on Christian principles, and I’m a firm believer in those principles.” He stressed that in his view the Constitution only prevents the establishment of a religion. The only problem is that the Supreme Court disagrees with that view.
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