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Fri January 3, 2014
Legal Center Challenges Baxter County Nativity Scene
A Washington, D.C.-based legal center is telling the Baxter County officials to remove a nativity scene from the courthouse lawn or face a lawsuit.
A letter from Appignani Humanist Legal Center attorney Monica Miller says the display is "a monument to Christianity" and an unconstitutional government endorsement of religion.
The letter to County Judge Mickey Pendergrass, Mountain Home Mayor David Osmon and Mountain Home attorney Rick Spencer - who donated the display to the county - says a county resident contacted the center about the display.
Pendergrass said he's seeking legal advice from county attorneys and the Association of Arkansas Counties.
The display includes a baby Jesus surrounded by angels, animals, Mary and Joseph, and the wise men - in addition to a Santa Claus decoration and a Christmas tree.