Palm Beach, Fla., Dec 16, 2003 / 22:00 pm
A lawsuit was filed against the Town of Palm Beach Dec. 15, after town officials refused to display the Christian Nativity scene on public property, even though they allow the Jewish menorah to be displayed there.
The Thomas More Law Center, based in Ann Arbor, MI, filed the lawsuit on behalf of Maureen Donnell and Fern deNarvaez, two Palm Beach residents, and has described the situation as “another example of the national movement to remove Christ from Christmas.”
The plaintiffs have sought an immediate temporary restraining order that would allow a Nativity scene to be erected on town property in the same manner as the two menorah displays.
The lawsuit alleges that for the past two years the town has permitted the public display of Jewish menorahs at various prominent public locations, and that town officials have repeatedly refused to review requests to have Christian Nativity scenes displayed alongside them.