TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — A nativity scene will be displayed at Florida’s Capitol throughout the holiday season.
A private group called the Florida Nativity Scene Committee with the help of law firm Thomas More Society paid for the scene and will set it up in Tallahassee on Tuesday.READ MORE: 2 Doral Police Officers Injured In Shooting Near Miami-Dade Police Headquarters; Suspect Killed ID'd By Police
The scene will first portray the birth of Jesus and later on another group, Reclaim Christ for Christmas, will add to the display the Three Wise Men said to have delivered gifts to the baby Jesus.READ MORE: Shot Doral Police Officer In Serious But Stable Condition, Second Officer Recovering
Although the Constitution requires state to be separate from church, the nativity scene will be allowed because the display will be privately funded.
According to the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida executive director Howard Simon, the state has opened itself for anyone to express their messages if they are privately paid for.MORE NEWS: South Florida PBA Union President Steadman Stahl On Stress Of Being A Police Officer
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