Two Mt. Pleasant families are baffled, after someone stole the baby Jesus from their nativity scene.
It seems to be a never-ending Crèche controversy. The nativity scene that used to be in front of the Ellwood City Town Hall has now been moved down the street after last year’s legal battle with an out-of-town atheist group.
People packed the Ellwood City borough council meeting Monday night, urging council members to reconsider a recent vote on relocating a Nativity scene to private land.
With Council members voting 4-2 Tuesday to relocate the nativity display from the lawn of the Ellwood City municipal building to private land next year, Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), weighs in on the outcome with NewsRadio 1020 KDKA’s Robert Mangino.
Limited borough funds and fears of lengthy litigation prompted council to vote 4-to-2 Monday night to leave the crèche where it is this year and move it in 2012 to a far less controversial spot.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation, located in Wisconsin, is threatening legal action here, but the people of Ellwood City aren’t backing down from their 50-year-old tradition.
KDKA Radio’s Robert Mangino talks to Annie Laurie Gaylor from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
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