A Nativity scene in a Wadena (Minnesota) park will be coming down after the city council was told it was violating the law:
Mayor George Deiss says for as long as anyone in Wadena can remember the nativity scene has been displayed at Burlington Northern Park. It used to be in the band shell, but was moved to the heart of the park last year and caught the eye of a resident.
“They were offended that we had put it out on city property,” Deiss said.
Tuesday’s council meeting was packed. Resident after resident spoke up in favor of keeping the display. But fear of a lawsuit convinced the council and Mayor Deiss it was time to break with tradition. They voted to donate the display to the local Ministerial Association, who can showcase the display on private property.
The news station’s commenters don’t understand that and neither do the residents speaking out. But their ignorance isn’t an excuse for letting a bad tradition continue.
(Image via KARE-11. Thanks to Andy for the link)