Honolulu Allows Diversity of Religions to Display Holiday Spirit

December 6, 2003

Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin


On December 6, 2003 the Honolulu Star-Bulletin reported that a nativity scene is on display in front of the Oahu City Hall and is drawing little criticism from those who advocate the separation of church and state. Other religious and secular institutions are permitted to take part in the Honolulu City Lights show, a massive holiday spectacle has seen participation from the Baha'i Faith, the Alliance for Traditional Marriages and Values, whose display 'celebrates the sacred institution of marriage as the union between a man and a woman,' Buddha's enlightenment depicted in a Bodhi Day scene, and Jews lighting candles on a menorah to celebrate Hanuk-kah."