This week the American Civil Liberties Union of the U.S. state of Indiana filed a lawsuit challenging the placement of a religious Nativity scene outside the Franklin County courthouse.
The lawsuit alleges the Nativity scene is a violation of the First Amendment because it suggests the county endorses Christianity.
Meanwhile, a new Pew Research poll finds 72 percent of U.S. adults believe Christian symbols like nativity scenes should be allowed on government property.
Believing the Christmas story is apparently not a requirement for enjoying the holiday. A 2013 Pew survey found that 81 percent of non-Christians in the United States observe Christmas in some way.
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