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Published:December 17th, 2007 09:30 EST
Baby Jesus Makes an Appearance in Times Square

Baby Jesus Makes an Appearance in Times Square

By SOP newswire

A nativity scene was displayed in Times Square this past weekend as part of "The Nativity Project."

NEW YORK -- A nativity scene was displayed in Times Square this past weekend as part of "The Nativity Project."

"The Nativity Project" is a nationwide campaign that encourages citizens to set up nativity displays outside of public buildings, city halls, state capitols and in well traveled public places.

This past weekend a nativity scene was set up in the heart of Times Square on Broadway and 44th Street right below the studios of MTV.

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition and organizer of "The Nativity Project," comments,

    "The Nativity Project offers an opportunity for people of faith to enter the public square with the glorious news of Christmas. And that is, the Christ-child has provided 'peace and earth and goodwill toward man.'

    "This campaign also gives us the opportunity to remind our public officials that the Constitution promises freedom 'of' religion not freedom 'from' religion. Sadly, we are seeing an erosion and crushing of religious freedoms across America from groups like the ACLU. This is especially true during the Christmas season. In light of this, it is essential for the faith community not to be intimidated into surrendering their God given First Amendment freedoms which offer to all Americans the right to worship God, free from government interference and harassment.

    "The nativity scene in Times Square also reminds us that the American people welcome such faith displays. While time the nativity scene was set up, thousands of people walked by, yet not one person complained and scores joined in singing Christmas carols around the display."

    From more information or interviews call:
    Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney at 202.547.1735 Cell: 540.538.4741

    Christian Newswire