On the first day of Kwanzaa, a judge in Shelby County, Tennessee, which includes greater Memphis, rules the seven-day African-themed celebration can be celebrated in the chambers of the County Commission. Probate Court clerk Chris Thomas filed the suit, "saying Christians, Jews and people of other faiths are being discriminated against because religious celebrations and symbols are not allowed on County property."
Judge Walter Evans' ruling finds the Kwanzaa celebration, which was organized by Commissioner Henri Brooks, who is black, "is not been shown to be a religious celebration." Thomas, who is white (and Republican), says he was the victim of discrimination but was not able to specify which religion or denomination celebrates Kwanzaa as a religious festival.
This is probably not very welcome news to right-wing Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly, who recently declared victory in the ridiculous "war on Christmas" that was contrived to increase lagging cable news ratings and profitability among retailers.