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Banned Live Nativity in Indiana Uses Mannequins

After a federal judge issued an injunction to stop the live nativity scene, school officials continued with mannequins



    Banned Live Nativity in Indiana Uses Mannequins
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    A northern Indiana high school district used mannequins instead of student actors after a federal judge banned its annual live Nativity scene.

    There was applause and cheering at Concord High School on Saturday when the curtain rose revealing a static Nativity scene at the school's Christmas Spectacular show.

    The Freedom From Religion Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union sued the district on behalf of a Concord High School student and his father, arguing that a Nativity scene conveyed an endorsement of religion. A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction to stop this year's live scene.

    School officials say the injunction only applied to a live scene and that they complied with the judge's order.

    The ACLU and the foundation didn't immediately respond to requests for comment sent Sunday morning.