National group asks that Nativity scene be moved from courthouse lawn

A national organization that promotes the separation of church and state has asked Jackson County officials to remove the Nativity scene from the courthouse lawn.

“The Seymour Tribune” is reporting that an attorney for the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to Jackson County Commissioners, stating that a “concerned local citizen” contacted the organization and requested assistance. The Madison, Wisconsin-based organization is asking the county to immediately remove the lighted Nativity display from the courthouse lawn.

County officials have indicated that they will not comply with the organization’s request, noting that the display will come down after Christmas.

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