Tenn. Town Restores Bible Readings at Christmas celebration
City officials of a Tennessee town restored the traditional Christmas story reading at its holiday celebration this year.
After a year of silence, residents of Maryville will once again hear the Bible reading of Jesusâ birth at its annual Christmas tree lighting in December. The reading, a 22-year-old tradition in Blount County, was cut last year due to legal concerns.
âWe congratulate the city for returning the reading of the Christmas story to its celebration. It is sad when government official[s] censor the essence of Christmas based on misguided opinions of the Constitution,â remarked Liberty Counsel, a Christian litigation and policy organization, in a statement Thursday....