Friday, December 04, 2015

Town Brings Back Nativity Scene-- This Time With Frosty and Reindeer

Last year, the town of Dallas, North Carolina moved its traditional nativity scene from the courthouse lawn to private property down the street under threat of a lawsuit from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. However many town residents were angry over the move.  So, according to WSOCTV News yesterday, this year a nativity scene is back on the courthouse lawn.  It is larger than the former one, but also includes figures of Frosty the Snowman and reindeer.  The city attorney told the town's Board of Aldermen that under Supreme Court rulings, a nativity display is permitted if it includes secular figures. FFRF still contends that the display is improper.