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Nativity scenes strike nerve at Guantanamo

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 12/18/2013 @ 5:56 pm In Faith,Politics,U.S. | No Comments

(MIAMI HERALD) — GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — Two Nativity scenes, one in the dining room for prison camp guards, are causing a bit of a stir among a few troops at this remote outpost.

A total of 18 U.S. service members stationed here, five of them officers, appealed to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation after an agonizing, secret meeting on this base earlier this week about what to do about two créches and other Christmas decorations that festoon the main prison and base dining rooms, the rights group’s president, Mikey Weinstein, said Wednesday.

He said they want them moved to the base chapel, a request he relayed to Pentagon officials on Tuesday.


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