By Ashley McGuire

Step aside Ebenezer, there’s a new Scrooge in town. This Advent, the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., was forced to sue the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority after the agency rejected the archdiocese’s Christmas ad for Metro trains and buses. Last Friday, the district court ruled against the archdiocese.

According to the WMATA, the archdiocese’s annual “Find the Perfect Gift” ad campaign, which encourages people to head to church during the Advent and Christmas season, violates WMATA’s advertising guidelines because the ad “depicts a religious scene” (the nativity) “and thus seeks to promote religion.” No kidding.

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