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Indiana Nativity Scene Will Show Bill of Rights, Not Jesus

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 11/24/15

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Following a tradition of the past five decades, a Nativity scene featuring life-size figurines of baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the three wise men will be on display outside the Franklin County courthouse this coming holiday.

But new this year? People walking by the courthouse on Main Street in downtown Brookville also will see the Statue of Liberty, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson huddled around a manger on the courthouse lawn. Baby Jesus is absent in that display; instead, the manger is holding the Bill of Rights. The display will be erected on Sunday.

The county is allowing the nonprofit Freedom From Religion Foundation to erect a display celebrating the “nativity” of the Bill of Rights. Other secular displays, such as winter solstice banners, also will appear on the courthouse lawn.

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Photo: Indianapolis Star / ACLU

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