In 2015, the city government officials were forced to remove a Nativity Scene that had been a tradition for over 40 years in the small north central town of Wadena, Minnesota. The reason? The Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist group that hates all forms of religion, threatened to sue the town. Wadena with its population of under 5000 souls, could little afford a court battle.
What happened next was quite remarkable.
It seems the law indicates that religious scenes may not be displayed on public property. However, they are perfectly acceptable on private property.
The City sold the offending Manger Scene to the local Catholic Church for mere pennies on the dollar who then displayed it on their property.
The shop owners displayed Nativity Scenes in their shop windows. Some did decorative painted Nativity Scenes on their store windows.
The good citizens of Wadena set out Manger Scenes on their front lawns.
Word got out and other good folks drove hundreds of miles to this little town to donate Nativity Scenes to be displayed.
By the time all was said and done, there were at least 1,000 Nativity Scenes displayed throughout the town.
Take that, atheists!!
May the Spirit of one small town in Minnesota be an example to the rest of us to stand up and be counted for our beliefs.
This is me...Wishing each and every one of you a very Merry and most importantly, a Blessed Christmas.
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