Tag : Jerah Cordova
title : Complaint About Nativity Scene on New Mexico City Property Prompts Bigger Christmas Festival
summary : When an atheist group mailed Belen, N.M., city leaders a complaint about a nativity scene placed on property across from City Hall, Belen officials initiated a new "Follow the Star to Bethlehem" event, which became the city's biggest Christmas occasion ever. Belen, a city founded in 1740, is Spanish for Bethlehem. It reportedly was named by two Spaniards deliberately in honor of Bethlehem, making this complaint a bit more personal than usual.
date : Dec 13, 2015 01:25 PM EST