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  • n  a hospital where foundlings (infant children of unknown parents) are taken in and cared for
  • n  a representation of Christ's nativity in the stable at Bethlehem

  • The creche dissent in the Allegheny decision brought together Justices Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, Byron White and Chief Justice William Rehnquist, all of whom favor a .
  • Meanwhile, the Scarsdale creche is spending its third Christmas in storage.
  • But at two public buildings in Pittsburgh there will be no creche and no holiday candelabrum this year.

  • Annie Laurie Gaylor in Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription)
    Displaying a creche on the city hall building conveys the message that the City Council endorses Christianity,wrote Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the foundation.
  • Myleene Klass in Sky News
    Myleene, who will be bringing in the New Year with a live piano rendition of Auld Lang Syne, told the Daily Mirror: "They've provided a creche, which is pretty cool."
  • Harry Blackmun in United Press International
    The creche angel's words endorse a patently Christian message: Glory to God for the birth of Jesus Christ,Blackmun wrote. "Moreover, in contrast to Lynch, nothing in the creche's setting detracts from that message. Although the government...

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