FFRF puts up Bill of Rights display on Illinois courthouse lawn


The Freedom From Religion Foundation has installed a temporary Bill of Rights “nativity” scene on the Grundy County (Ill.) Courthouse lawn in Morris.

Traditionally a Christian nativity scene owned by the Morris Ministerial Association was the sole display on the courthouse grounds. Over the last two years, FFRF has asserted that the county could face a lawsuit if it didn’t remove the nativity scene or open the grounds to any group. The Grundy County sheriff, who manages the courthouse grounds, recently adopted a formal policy allowing individuals and groups to place displays on an equal basis.

Also on the grounds with FFRF’s Bill of Rights “nativity,” which shows three founding fathers looking at the Bill of Rights, are a large menorah and a banner showing symbols of many different religions.

Freedom From Religion Foundation

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