Mayor proposes new policy for holiday displays

GREEN BAY, Wis. Mayor Jim Schmitt says Santa, reindeer and other non-religious displays would be allowed, but Mary, Joseph, the baby Jesus and other religious scenes should be reserved for private property.

The proposal is expected to go to a City Council committee next week.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation filed a federal lawsuit over last year's nativity scene at City Hall. A federal judge dismissed that lawsuit last week because the nativity display had been taken down. The judge didn't rule on the merits of the case.

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