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AMERICAN 'TOLERANCE' UPDATE: NATIVITY SCENES VANDALIZED NATIONWIDE

 

12/18/2004 7:08:00 PM - Catholic League

 

Below is a list of vandalized nativity scenes this Christmas season:

 

· Vandals damaged a life-size nativity scene in Merced, California.

 

· Baby Jesus was stolen from a McKinney, Texas family’s yard.

 

· Over a dozen statues were stolen from a nativity scene in Pasco County, Florida, and three of the inflatable snowmen were slashed.

 

· A nativity scene was stolen from the yard of a Pataskala, New Jersey family.

 

· A family from Whitehall, Michigan also had its entire nativity scene stolen.

 

· In Camillus, New York, a 75-pound nativity scene was stolen from a church.

 

· The nativity scene in Chicago’s Daley Plaza was vandalized and baby Jesus was taken, even though the statue was locked down.

 

· Baby Jesus was also stolen from the Metcalf Mortuary in St. George, Utah.

 

· A church in Fairmount, New York had its nativity scene stolen.

 

· The baby Jesus was stolen from a large nativity scene in the historic Hancock Cemetery next to Quincy City Hall, Massachusetts.

 

· The Mountaineer Inn in Asheville, North Carolina had its nativity stolen by vandals.

 

· A family from Lockport, Illinois had its nativity scene stolen.

 

· A handmade nativity scene was destroyed by vandals on the property of a family in Lincoln, Nebraska.

 

· A nativity scene set inside Plexiglas was smashed to pieces in Mineola, New York.

 

· A front-yard nativity scene was damaged in Farmington, Illinois.

 

· Students at Taylor University in Indiana went on a rampage, vandalizing several Christmas decorations, including the nativity scene, and started a bonfire.

 

Catholic League president William Donohue commented as follows:

 

“This is the worst we’ve seen, and most nativity scenes have yet to be erected. It speaks to a problem that deserves a public discussion.”

 

 

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