Wednesday, December 03, 2014

County Votes For Disclaimer On Courthouse Nativity Scene

In Baxter County, Arkansas, the Quorum Court (the equivalent of a county council) voted unanimously yesterday to add a sign containing a disclaimer to the Nativity Scene that traditionally goes up on the county courthouse lawn.  According to the Baxter Bulletin, the creche is put up and taken down by a private family on a portion of the lawn that is leased to the Chamber of Commerce for the display.  Reacting to last Christmas season's complaint from the Appignani Humanist Legal Center, the county approved the following disclaimer:
During the Holiday Season, the County of Baxter salutes liberty. Let these festive lights and times remind us that we are keepers of the flame of liberty and our legacy of freedom. Whatever your religion or beliefs, enjoy the holidays. This display is owned and erected by private citizens of Baxter County.