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The Freedom From Religion Foundation Tries And Fails To Remove Beloved Nativity Scene

In August, the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent threatening lawsuits to the city of Belen, New Mexico about their permanent nativity scene sculpture in the town square.

Belen means "Bethlehem" in Spanish. During their traditional Christmas celebrations, the whole town attends. The FFRF is on a mission to remove religious symbols from any city or county-owned public property. Yet, the people of Belen were not going to stand for this type of treatment against their long-cherished traditions that the entire community enjoyed.

So, they sold the property to a private owner in order to preserve the shrine.

Mayor Jerah Cordova wrote, “I’m here today to tell you – we’re going to fight back. We’re going to stand strong to defend our history and traditions. We’re going to stand strong to defend our Nativity. We’re going to fight because, 275 years ago, a group of settlers started traditions that have survived for 275 years. We’re not going to let ourselves be the Belen residents who didn’t fight hard enough. We’re not going to be the group of Belen residents who, after 275 years, said our history and traditions no longer matter.”

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