Officials at Shaw Air Force Base are trying to determine what to do about a holiday display after a Nativity scene was taken down last week.
Air Force spokeswoman Lt. Keavy Rake said Tuesday a Nativity display was set up Friday by a group of volunteers from the base chapel at a small lake on the installation. The site was near where a tree lighting ceremony was scheduled Friday evening.
Rake says the Military Religious Freedom Foundation lodged a complaint about the display through the Air Force in Washington.
Paul Loebe, spokesman for the foundation, said the Nativity scene was in violation of the Constitution.
Todd Starnes at FoxNews commented…
Apparently, an undisclosed number of Airmen were so emotionally troubled by the sight of a manger scene that they immediately notified the MRFF.
I can only imagine the psychological damage they must have suffered as a result of glancing at the plastic statues. I hope no one needed hospitalization, God forbid.
Sarah Palin commented…
We see stories like this every day and yet left-wing pundits still claim that the so-called ‘War on Christmas’ is a figment of the imagination. The War on Christmas is just the top of the spear in a large battle to marginalize expressions of faith and make true religious freedom a thing of the past. Never let these Scrooges strip away the true meaning of Christmas