Pastor Steve Estup of the Grace Church of the Nazarene has presented a Nativity Scene in Clarksville, Tn on many previous years. This year the city received an objection from the ACLU.
The letter made a reference to Separation of Church and State. Many such misguided individuals refer to the Constitution as a reference for separation. This is no such reference in the Constitution.
That idea goes back to a letter Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Baptist Association in 1805. He said there should not be a state sponsored religion because that would interfere with the individuals right to choose. We have a right to believe as we desire holding to our beliefs. he never intended his letter to be used as a hammer to smother Christianity.
I called Grace Church of the Nazarene and left a message of compliment for standing up for their Nativity Scene. It would be better to say the Nativity Scene belongs to Jesus just like everything else.