Nativity Scene Taken Off of Air Force Base Grounds

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A Nativity Scene was removed from the grounds of the Shaw Air Force Base shortly after it was put up.

A Nativity Scene was removed from the grounds of the Shaw Air Force Base shortly after it was put up.

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation reported that they received several complaints about its presence.

It was pointed out that as the statues of Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the animals weren’t placed near a chapel, the scene did, in fact, violate both the US Constitution and specific Air Force rules.

Upon receiving the organization’s report, Air Force officials agreed to have it removed.

A spokesperson for an organization called the Liberty Institute expressed that it’s the removal of the statues, not their presence that is unconstitutional as the display qualifies as private speech.

He also asserted that the Pentagon, which gave the order to pack up the religious figures, is guilty of unlawful censorship.

The public affairs officer at the base explained that the Shaw Chapel did ask input from others before putting up the Nativity statues.

They said they’d sent emails inviting people of other religious traditions to erect holiday displays, but received no volunteers.

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