Chambersburg Borough Council decides nativity scene must be removed from Memorial Square fountain area
Our own Carl Silverman was involved in talking with the council over this. He advocated for an equal display of an atheist and respectable sign that would honor our fallen atheist troops, as it is a war memorial.
Rather than allow any viewpoint other than the Christian one, they opted to remove all displays. Carl pointed out to them that this may amount to viewpoint discrimination, as they've allowed the Christian display since '95, and he would be checking into our legal options.
rections from Carl regarding the article – The article says “plans to seek legal action” – This is not quite true, as he said we “plan to seek legal advice”, and that we would not make a decision on legal action until afterwords.
It also claims Carl is the “Director of the Midstate Chapter”. Actually Carl is a member of our Board.
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