Delaware city OKs ban on Nativity scenes on public property

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. — Nativity scenes or other religious displays will not be allowed on public property in Rehoboth Beach for the third year in a row.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reports the city’s commissioners and mayor voted Thursday to keep a ban on the displays.

But officials authorized funding of up to $10,000 for a “holiday display that celebrates the cultural diversity” of the city.

Commissioners said the display will be on a prominent location this holiday season.

The controversy over the displays began in 2018, when officials asked a Catholic church to remove a Nativity scene installed at an open-air  entertainment venue steps from the beach.

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