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Ellwood City will move Nativity scene after suit threat



Published: Wed, December 21, 2011 @ 5:11 p.m.

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. (AP) — A Nativity scene that has been displayed on public property annually for decades will be moved to private land next year to avoid a First Amendment lawsuit from an anti-religion group, town officials said.

Ellwood City’s borough council voted 4-2 on Monday to move the display off the grounds of the municipal building after a complaint from the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, which said the crhche violated the separation between church and state.

Councilman Glenn Jones said he reluctantly supported the relocation to avoid a costly lawsuit that could result in the borough being ordered to move the Nativity display anyway, according to the Ellwood City Ledger. It has been erected in the same spot for about 50 years.


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1pacer(68 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

Tell these satan people to stay away from Elwood City. If you aren't serving Jesus, you are serving satan.

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2ice(28 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

These people from from the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation and send them back to the cows

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3AtownAugie(697 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

From Matthew 29:16-19 -- "You will knoweth the cheeseheads by their signs. Banish them to the land of the badger. They will multiply, but will learn not. Nor shall they prevail."

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4reallytired(84 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

To the leaders of Elwood city ,, don't be cowards,, stand your ground,, people will support you both with money and moral support . Call Bill O'Reiily and he will help. don't cave into these wisconsin nutjobs!!

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5Lifes2Short(3877 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

"It has been erected in the same spot for about 50 years."

50 years and these pitiful idiots have to get it removed. Like it is really bothering them. Come judgement day I feel sorry for these cockroaches.

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6wantedtobe(13 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

This Group has been busy:
http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/...

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7Attis(879 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

Separate religion from the state and you may as well separate the heart from the mind. Does that flag still fly in the home of the brave and free in a nation under God or not?

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