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Grammy Awards 2015, Atheists’ Christmas Billboard and Other Things We’re Talking About This Week

Here’s a quick recap of a few things happening in the country this week.

Mary Landrieu loses Louisiana runoff race. Republicans gained another seat in the Senate this week when Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy beat incumbent Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu in Louisiana’s runoff race. Landrieu was seeking a fourth term in office. The win expands the Senate Republicans’ majority in the House, giving them 54 seats in the Senate when it reconvenes in January. In response, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said, “[Voters] have rejected the Democrat agenda and the Obama-Clinton policies that have produced higher healthcare costs and job-killing regulations.” Read more about this story.

Lecrae nominated for Grammys 2015 in secular category. The 2015 Grammy nominations list is out and Lecrae’s “All I Need is You” is included in the secular category “Best Rap Performance.” The song was reportedly written about his wife. Christian artists nominated in Christian categories include Best Gospel Performance/Song: “Help,” Erica Campbell featuring Lecrae; “Sunday A.M. (Live),” Karen Clark Sheard; and “I Believe,” Mali Music; and Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance: “If We’re Honest,” Francesca Battistelli; “Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.,” For King & Country; and “Welcome to the New,” MercyMe. Read more about this story.

American Atheists’ Christmas billboard says “skip church.” A Christmas billboard campaign sponsored by the American Atheists was released early this week. It features a little girl wearing a Santa hat and in the midst of writing a letter. The billboard reads, “Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is to skip church! I’m too old for fairy tales.” While Christians are upset about the message, advocates feel it opens up the discussion on “intra-family communication.” “That little girl on the billboard symbolizes the atheists who go along to get along, attending and possibly tithing a church that preaches a religion in which they don’t believe, for no other reason than habit or familial pressure,” the organization’s president, David Silverman, explained. Read more about this story.

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  1. patientlywaitingforGodsplan

    Posted by patientlywaitingforGodsplan on December 9, 2014 at 12:25

    I think I’ll take the stance: I understand why the AA is posting the boards, based on the article. While I may not agree on the message of the billboard, I believe that it can provide insight into our own responses/actions. After all, nowadays, I feel that there are many “lukewarm” Christians who pretend to be what they aren’t out of fear of rejection. I feel like they should be able to discuss how they feel on an issue openly because then the situation could be resolved, instead of escalated. Now, y’alls may disagree with me, and I understand, but I want to take a neutral stance instead of immediately criticizing the AA. They are, after all, pointing out a significant weakness in the Body of Christ. Instead of boycotting them or sending death threats, which send a message that we aren’t really all the different from other groups, we should be a light to the lost and try to show that difference.

  2. KimIsRedeemed

    Posted by KimIsRedeemed on December 9, 2014 at 07:34

    If she is too old for fairy tales, why is she wearing a santa hat?

  3. GraceGirl1379

    Posted by GraceGirl1379 on December 9, 2014 at 06:20

    I’m talking about Craig Wayne Boyd’s singing the Old Rugged Cross on the Voice last night! That was awesome! And Pharrell was extremely respectful. He said “I get it man. I do. So tell me, what does it feel like to be up there, on top of your game with your career taking off, and surrender it all to God?” and Craig was like “I feel blessed. Really blessed.” It was awesome. He made 2 of the judges cry.

  4. cinderkitteh

    Posted by cinderkitteh on December 8, 2014 at 17:52

    Ironic about the billboard is that she believes in Santa lol

  5. Smylinggirl

    Posted by Smylinggirl on December 8, 2014 at 13:45

    That billboard is so sad.

    Also, I wanted to let the author know that it is spelled “Lecrae”.