My name is Patrick Greene. I live with my wife of 33 years Karen. We live in San Antonio. Mr. Richard Riehn wrote a letter to the editor on Dec. 20th last year, defending the Nativity scene and how Thomas Jefferson and the Founding Fathers were Christians and would defend it. Apparently Mr. Riehn has never heard of the book The Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth. Jefferson rewrote all four gospels and removed every miracle that was in them. He did not believe the miracles happened. Jefferson never publicly spoke about his religious belief. However he was definitely not on the side of those who support the Athens Nativity scene.
I saw the Youtube video of the rally last December. It was completely Christian in nature, making the entire display a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
On Friday December 21, 2012, there will be a protest rally in Athens, Texas, to protest the Nativity scene on the grounds of the County Courthouse. This rally will insist that a sign be prominently displayed with the Nativity scene, stating that the government of Henderson County does not support nor endorse the Christian religion. Capitol Square Review Advisory Board v. Pinette 515 U.S. 753 (1995) is a case in point, where the Nativity scene is Constitutional, but because of the speeches last year at the rally, specifically pointing out the purely Christian content and intent of the Nativity scene, there must be a sign posted that the display is not endorse or supported by any governmental entity.