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Boca Raton under fire for menorah display

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/nation/article/boca_raton_under_fire_for_menorah_display_20101208

A Catholic civil rights organization is accusing Boca Raton, Fla., of discrimination for buying and displaying menorahs in public buildings without including a nativity scene. "The City of Boca Raton is effectively discriminating against Christians by allowing one religious symbol, namely the menorah, to be displayed in public buildings, while censoring nativity scenes," Catholic League President Bill Donahue said in a statement issued Tuesday. According to the statement, the U.S. Supreme Court and district courts recognize the menorah as a Jewish religious symbol.

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