For years, the city of Woburn has decorated the common in December. Along with winter ornaments, a large nativity scene is prominently featured.
Earlier this week, Woburn Patch received a complaint from a reader who declined to leave his or her name:
"I think it's wrong that we have a religious display on the common. City funds should not be used for religious displays."
While there is a nativity scene, there are also:
- Carolers singing in historic winter garb;
- A Santa Claus and reindeer, including Rudolph;
- A snowman;
- A family of penguins.
What do you think? Is the nativity scene appropriate? In a city that has three Catholic churches, three Baptist churches, two Congregational churches, a Lutheran parish, a Methodist church and several other Christian parishes—is it OK to have a display depicting the birth of Jesus Christ on the city common?Stay in touch with Woburn Patch by signing up for our e-mail newsletter, or following us on Facebook and Twitter!