We are proud that the Harrison County Supervisors stood up to a legal threat over a nativity scene displayed inside the county courthouse in Gulfport.
A group calling itself the American Humanist Association contends the display is an endorsement of one religion and leaves others feeling unwelcome. We think this demand to remove a harmless nativity scene is pushing freedom of religion issue way too far.
Christianity is not being forced on citizens as a state religion nor are others being persecuted because of their faiths. We agree that freedom of religion is a fundamental right. But this nativity display does not violate that right.
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