Incredibly good and unreal news – secularists have lost to Christians in the ‘Nativity War’ in France!
Baby Jesus, as well as Mary, Joseph, and the three wise men will be allowed in French public places this Christmas, but on several conditions, a court ruled. Secularists have long argued that it is against a 1905 law on separation of church and state.
A French administrative court (Conseil d’Etat) gave the green light to installations devoted to Baby Jesus in public buildings such as town halls at Christmas. The installations are permitted only if they serve “cultural, artistic or festive” purposes, and show no preference for a religion, according to the court’s statement on Wednesday.
“Nativity scenes have a variety of meanings: they have a religious meaning but are also a decorative element during the end of the year holidays,” the court said.
Vive la France!