Yes, Christmas Tree; Yes, Christmas Wreath But "NO" to Christian Nativity
On Thursday, August 8, 2019, Shorewood Human Relations Commission members unanimously voted to forward to the Village Board and Business Improvement District board their recommendation that states, “… any religious symbol of the holidays would not be permitted in public buildings and spaces, and would be subject to removal”
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Julaine Appling, WFA president, responds, “Shorewood officials need to be careful to not discriminate against religion. The Supreme Court has ruled that holiday displays on public properties can include religious components as long as the religious elements of the display are part of a larger holiday expression—with Christmas trees, Santa Claus, or the like—making the overall effect of the display secular.”
If you live in the Shorewood area, make sure to weigh in with your Village Board trustee. Click HERE for the list of Shorewood Board Trustees and contact information.