For decades now, the city of Dover, Ohio had been putting up a Nativity scene on public property to celebrate the Christian holiday. That’s in addition to a Ten Commandments monument in the area. After a local resident informed the Freedom From Religion Foundation about the problems earlier this year, the group sent a letter to Mayor Richard Homrighausen explaining why this was a violation of the First Amendment and urging him to either take down the displays in the future or risk a lawsuit that the city would inevitably lose.
They correctly followed the advice this time around. Both displays were moved from their usual downtown locations to… a few feet over on the grounds of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church.