WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court justices are used to seeing some of the nation’s most famous attorneys appear before them. But on Wednesday, if they looked out to the plaza in front of the high court, they’d see that Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus had come calling.
It was the annual Live Nativity presented by the activist Christian group Faith & Action. Its offices are located on the street behind the Supreme Court.
Every year just outside those offices, a camel or two, donkeys and sometimes sheep gather with a number of folks dressed up like shepherds, the Wise Men, Mary, Joseph and the Christ child. Then they march in procession passed U.S. Senate office buildings till they reach the Supreme Court plaza, where they recreate the manger scene.