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Another Florida City Poised to Allow Nativity Display on Public Property at Law Center's Request

Contact: Thomas More Law Center, 734-827-2001


ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 17 /Christian Newswire/ -- Continuing its pro-active efforts to increase the number of Nativity displays to celebrate the religious significance of Christmas, the Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan has obtained an agreement by representatives of the Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, City Council. The City representatives have agreed to make a recommendation to the City Council to allow resident Elizabeth Sither, to display a Nativity scene on public property. They have also agreed to allow a donated nativity scene to be displayed alongside the menorah display that the City itself has been displaying in the past in City Hall. The City Council meets this evening to formalize this agreement. Representatives from the Law Center, Dina V. Cellini and Thomas J. Rooney will be present.


The agreement was reached yesterday in a meeting attended by the Palm Beach Gardens city attorney, the city manager and Law Center attorneys Edward L. White, III and Dina V. Cellini who are representing Elizabeth Sither. Last year, the City of Palm Beach Gardens only displayed a menorah to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Chanukah.


This year the Law Center has asked thousands of supporters to go on the offensive—where there has been no nativity display before, ask the government for permission to erect one; where the government has allowed a religious display of another faith, ask that a nativity display be erected on the same property as well; where there is a public forum for the exercise of free speech, ask for permission to erect a nativity display.


The Thomas More Law Center defends and promotes the religious freedom of Christians, time-honored family values, and the sanctity of human life through education, litigation, and related activities. It does not charge for its services. The Law Center is supported by contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, and is recognized by the IRS as a section 501(c)(3) organization. You may reach the Thomas More Law Center at (734) 827-2001 or visit our website at www.thomasmore.org.