Maybe I'm the SS here.
[BG]I work in a government office in the US.[/BG]
Our (very Catholic) clerk put up Christmas decorations in the reception area. I don't care about the tree - Christians "borrowed" the evergreen tree symbolism from the pagans in the first place - but I objected to the angels. Actually, my (P/A) Buddhist coworker who has to look at those angels all day long complained to me and I said I would respectfully raise the issue to the Powers That Be. Our acting manager (still waiting for that position to be filled permanently) did not want to act unless there was a written policy. That's fine. I know he is uncomfortable with conflict. I asked the division secretary if there was a policy on religious displays. Turns out, she's Catholic too and loves angels, so she doesn't see a problem.
She said, "It is a personal preference."
I said, "No, it is a government office, not a church. If she wants to put the angels on her desk where every visitor is not forced to see them, that is her personal preference. Decorating a government reception area with religious symbols is a violation of federal law."
I sent the manager and the division secretary the link to the ACLU site which explains why this is a violation of federal law.
I haven't said anything to anyone else and I did not mention my objections to our clerk (who put the angel display up).
I thought I was alerting management to a problem, but it seems that I
am the problem for raising the issue. I dropped it already but I'm getting stink eye from the division secretary now. I anticipate my travel requests will be bounced back repeatedly for insignificant reasons this coming year.