Last we heard, the Virginia Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli, was weighing in on whether Loudoun County should allow all religious displays on government property or none at all:
… it is my opinion that a local governmental entity is never categorically compelled to prohibit holiday displays, including those incorporating recognizably religious symbols, because governments enjoy considerable discretion in accommodating the religious expression of their citizens and employees and in their own recognition of traditional seasonal holidays. It is further my opinion that displays depicting the birth of Jesus Christ are permissible provided the government ensures appropriate content and context.
Looks like he got his way. Last night, county officials voted to allow all holiday displays:
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to uphold a current policy that allows for unattended displays, including religious displays, to be placed on the public grounds of the county courthouse.
The motion to maintain the current policy was passed 8 to 1 with Supervisor Stevens Miller (D-Dulles) opposed.
Like I said last time, that’s fine with me.
But I hope some group can get an atheist sign or Flying Spaghetti Monster statue included in the mix.
(Thanks to Ubi Dubium for the link!)