The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana (ACLU) is seeking to remove a nativity scene on the lawn of the Fulton County Courthouse that has been displayed since 1980.
On Monday, nonprofit religious freedom litigation firm Liberty Counsel filed a brief opposing the ACLU’s preliminary injunction on behalf of its client Roger LaMunion of Argos.
As WANE News reported in January 2019, LaMunion filed a federal lawsuit in December 2018, in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, South Bend Division, claiming the nativity scene, which has been on display along with secular symbols of the Christmas season, such as Santa Claus and snowmen, has the purpose of “advancing one preferred religion over all others.”
LaMunion complained his trips to Rochester brought him in “direct and unwelcome contact with the display.”
Liberty Counsel noted that, although two Christmas seasons have passed since LaMunion brought his lawsuit, he is