Shaw AFB Statement on Nativity
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NATIVITY SCENE AT SHAW AFB
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. – Last week a group of volunteers set up a nativity scene near Memorial Lake. All faith-based and secular groups were offered an opportunity to put up holiday displays; however, only one group elected to do so resulting in the nativity scene being the sole display.
Based on only one faith group being represented, 20th Fighter Wing officials determined the appropriate course of action was to celebrate the holiday season consistently and elected to remove the nativity scene from Memorial Lake. In previous years, the nativity scene had been displayed on the grounds of the base chapel. All faith-based and secular groups wishing to place a holiday display on the grounds of the chapel this year are encouraged to coordinate with the Shaw chaplain staff.
So, if Christians want to put up a display, they are allowed to do so only if they create one from another faith?
There’s an interesting discussion here about the difference between equal opportunity and equal outcome.