Caught the TV clip featuring Greta van Susteran and Ralph Reid discussing the Freedom from Religion Foundation's placing a placard alongside an Easter poster in the state capitol building in Madison, Wis.
Susteran and Reid missed the point when they concluded that it was bad manners for FFRF to post a secular message. It is the location of the religious right's sign wherein lies the problem. One could even ask the reason a group insists on choosing a government building to display a religious sectarian sign - when we do not have a government by theocracy in the United States, but a country with a declared intention to keep religion and the government in disrelated spheres.
To be more precise, government must refrain from showing any hint of preference for one religion over another - that is, to remain neutral. To allow a religious Easter message in a government institution is, indeed, revealing a preference for Christianity over other religious traditions.
Similarly, for President Obama, or a city's mayor for that matter, to participate in a prayer breakfast or a religious meeting at City Hall, or teachers to associate with meet-you-at-the-flagpole ceremonies at high schools, infers the same partiality by governmental employees.
One could counter that most people in this country are Christians. But, the wishes of the majority does not necessarily hold. We have a republic/representative form of government, where the minority view is protected. The majority does not always get its way. A common example is the issue of slavery. At one time, a majority would vote for it, but this did not make it right. It was left for someone to act on principle.
Christianity has history, and over 2,000 years to advance its cause, and would still seek the collaboration of government?