Balanced Holiday Displays Permissible

August 25, 2010

Author: Jim Nolan

Source: The Richmond Times-Dispatch

It's all right to have a Nativity scene with the baby Jesus in the courtyard of the Loudoun County courthouse -- as long as the government makes room for Santa Claus and a menorah.

That's how the attorney general of Virginia sees the latest debate over freedom of expression and the separation of church and state.