A New York City federal appeals court has approved the banning of the Christian Nativity while allowing the Jewish Menorah and the Islamic Crescent and Star. Federal judges agreed with the city defender that the Menorah and the Crescent and Star symbols are "secular" and the nativity "religious."
"Judaism and Islam are favored while Christianity is disfavored" was the opinion of the dissenting judge Chester Straub.
"This should be a wake-up call for Christians across this nation," was the response from Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center.
Appeals Court Upholds Nativity Ban in NYC Schools