During a debate about public decorations at a courthouse in Loudoun County, Virginia, someone decided to set up an odd holiday display: A skeleton dressed as Santa Clause, hanging on a cross.
But even before it could spark much attention, someone knocked it down and the owner came and took it away. The incident resulted in a fierce local debate about free speech and the right to public displays on community property, and little else.
The odd setup has since been replaced by a lengthy letter to Christians, signed by “Jesus,” apparently written and placed by a local atheist group.
This video is from WJLA.com, broadcast Dec. 5, 2011.