Rev. Pat Mahoney and I always make the point that if we can portray Christmas using live actors and animals in front of the United States Supreme Court, then certainly any American can do the same—in any way they choose–in front of a local courthouse, town hall, or state capitol building!
The Live Nativity telegraphs a very important message. We’ve had a traumatic year with what’s happened in Syria and Iraq where ISIS has perpetrated so much terror. We’ve had shootings in schools here in this country. Of course, there has been the events in Ferguson Missouri and, more recently in New York. heretc so, the message here as we contemplate violence in our own culture is a very important one: ‘Peace on earth. Good will toward men’ When people see this, they can see that message