Monday, November 30, 2009
Nativity Scene on the Square
As many of you are aware Borough Council recently decided to require the creche be removed from the Fountain Square. While I didn't get to vote I support the Council's decision. Supreme Court decisions have made it clear that a religious display on public property is illegal unless it is part of a larger, non-religious presentation. In order to allow the creche to remain Council would have had to open the Fountain Square to the Pennsylvania Association of Non-Believers "Winter Solstice" sign as well as any other signs or displays that groups wanted to put up. As a result of Council's decision the creche was moved less than 100 feet to the front of Central Presbyterian Church and the Fountain Square was preserved as a memorial to those killed in our nation's wars.