Scott Clement and Sean Sullivan at Washington Post: Fewer than one in five liberals (18 percent) preferred hearing secular greetings such as “Happy Holidays” from shops and businesses in a 2012 Pew Research Center poll; at least as many preferred “Merry Christmas” (22 percent), while a whopping 60 percent said it “doesn’t matter.” But holiday greetings matter much more for conservatives, among whom 60 percent said they prefer “Merry Christmas” vs. just 7 percent for more secular holidays.
Pastors Decry Federal Judge’s Decision Arguing That Tax Free Housing Allowance for Clergy Is Unconstitutionalwww.christianpost.com
Christian Post: The average pastor in America could soon be facing personal financial pain after a federal judge in Madison, Wis., recently ruled that a tax free housing allowance currently enjoyed by clergy under the protection of a nearly 60-year-old law is “unconstitutional,” and pastors are not happy about it. The ruling was handed down just over a week ago . . .
CBS: Officials with the Bellflower Unified School District have been asked to stop praying before district meetings, according to reports. The request comes from the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) in a letter dated Nov. 27 . . .