Mayor Jim Schmitt said today he has received legal advice from the national advocacy group The Liberty Counsel, which indicated the city is on firm legal ground with the display, especially if some secular items, such as a Christmas tree and reindeer, are placed near the nativity scene.
The 'ol "Plastic Reindeer Rule" in action.
Why, it seems like only yesterday Schmitt himself was drafting guidelines requiring only "legitimate religious symbolism" for what is rapidly becoming the most ridiculous public display in the country.
Farce majeure continues.
* What happened to City Attorney Allison Swanson? Surely she knew about the Plastic Reindeer Rule. Oh, right, she advised caution. Then Jim Schmitt got Mat Staver into the act. It can only get worse now.