Thousands turned up for a rally in Athens, Texas to protest the removal of a nativity scene in front of the Henderson County courthouse.  The campaign started when a Wisconsin-based atheist group, Freedom From Religion Foundation, asked officials to remove the display from the courthouse lawn.

One supporter at the rally said, "It's not about the nativity scene.  It's all about Jesus.  It's the reason that we celebrate Christmas.  Jesus is Christmas."  A judge has ruled that the scene will be able to remain in place.