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Nativity Scenes Belong In NYC Schools

Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org


NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Bill Donohue (photo) comments on why nativity scenes should be displayed in New York City public schools:


New York City permits the display of Jewish religious symbols, e.g., the menorah, on public property and in public schools. It permits the display of Christian religious symbols, e.g., nativity scenes, on public property but not in public schools. This disparate treatment violates every tenet of fairness, diversity, and inclusion.


Accordingly, the Catholic League is proud to support the effort by New York State Senator Tony Avella to secure equal treatment in the schools. I have written to Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña requesting they honor this appeal.


The previous mayor, Michael Bloomberg, refused to even consider this request. Hopefully, Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Fariña will conclude that all religious symbols must be treated fairly.