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Protests Prompt Change in a Special Nativity Scene

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Protests Prompt Change in a Special Nativity Scene

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Protests Prompt Change in a Special Nativity Scene

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Officials from St. Albans, W. Va., wanted to avoid a conflict over separation of Church and state. So they banned the baby Jesus from a Nativity scene in a public park. The manger included shepherds, camels, and a guiding star, but not Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Then the complaints starting pouring in and officials relented. Call it a victory for popular opinion.

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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