Thomas More Society Teams Up to Offer Free Nativity Scenes

American Nativity Scene and the national not-for-profit law firm, the Thomas More Society, have teamed up again to offer free nativity scenes for display on public property. The American Nativity Scene provides the actual figurines, while the Thomas More Society offers legal counsel if a government is sued.

So far this year, the nativity scene is on display in state capitols in Sacramento, Calif.; Des Moines, Iowa; and Boston, Mass. In 2016, manger scenes were on display at 14 state capitols.

“The American Nativity Scene is all about Christ, and the love in the message of Christmas,” write American Nativity Scene Founder Jim Finnegan and President Ed O’Malley on the American Nativity Scene website.

The nativity scene consists of large figurines of Joseph, Mary, and the Baby Jesus, along with the Angel to announce the birth of Christ. Applicants must agree to provide a manger setting, acquire proper permits, and hold a scheduled celebration at the display location.

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