Protests Prompt Change in a Special Nativity Scene
Good morning, I'm Deborah Amos with this spat from the culture wars.
Officials from St. Albans, West Virginia wanted to avoid a conflict over separation of church and state. They banned the baby Jesus from the nativity scene in a public park. The manger included shepherds, camels and a guiding star, but not Jesus, Mary and Joseph. The complaints started pouring in and officials relented. Call it a victory for popular opinion.
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