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.
â€śWe 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€ť remarked Liberty Counsel, a Christian litigation and policy organization, in a statement Thursday....