The Freedom From Religion Foundation–which we recently wrote about–is, once again, threatening legal action over a Nativity scene on city property. This time, it’s in the small town of Chipley, Florida.
Chipley, a town of roughly 3,700 residents, has a Nativity display on the lawn of its city hall. Freedom From Religion Foundation has told the city the display is unconstitutional (an assessment that is most likely incorrect) and threatened legal action. The city, however, has refused to take the Nativity scene down.
Christmas is a holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. It has never been anything else in this country. Our government has chosen to recognize Christmas as a federal holiday. Why, then, would it be unconstitutional for a government entity to put up a decoration depicting the very event Christmas celebrates?
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