Here we are in the midst of what many refer to as the "holiday season" because they personally celebrate various holidays this time of year or because they are well aware that their culture strongly encourages them and everyone else to do so. And just like every year, governments will violate the separation of church and state by promoting specific religions, prompting objections from some atheists who will be condemned as "Grinches" or worse.
It is in this context that I'd like to call your attention to an excellent post by Rob Boston (Americans United for Separation of Church and State). In it, he makes an important point of which some atheists lose sight this time of year because they like Christmas decorations. I'm highlighting it not just because it is timely but because I think Boston does a great job explaining why some of us do care about religious displays on government property.