WLTX COLUMBIA, SC – Shaw AFB Removes Nativity Scene After Complaints

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The president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation said they got complaints from Air Force personnel and contacted the Pentagon.

“It’s called Air Force Instruction 1-1 section 2.11,” Mikey Weinstein said.

Weinstein said his office received complaints of the nativity scene from 41 Shaw Airmen.

“This becomes an issue of command endorsement of Christianity particularly since it was right next to the Christmas tree, there was a Christmas lighting that was just about to happen,” Weinstein said. “We commended the Air Force for how quickly they moved after we contacted them at the Pentagon.”

Weinstein said after calling the Pentagon, the nativity scene was removed two hours and 15 minutes later.

Simmons, though, doesn’t think that should have happened.

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