Texas removes 'Founding Fathers' nativity scene from capitol

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Texas Governor Removes 'Founding Fathers' Nativity Scene From Capitol


A nontraditional take on a nativity scene is causing some controversy in Texas.

This nativity scene from the Freedom From Religion Foundation was taken down from the state capitol building after receiving backlash, including criticism from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

In a letter to the state preservation board, Abbott said the nativity scene "promotes ignorance and falsehood as it suggests that George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson worshiped the Bill of Rights in the place of Jesus." (Video via KXAN)

The foundation has similar scenes in other U.S. cities. The organization has also asked towns to remove traditional nativity scenes in the past. (Video via Fox News)

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Texas' move to take down the nativity scene hasn't come without backlash, with those supporting the display saying removing it is censorship.

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