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A Closer Look (Religion and The First Amendment) #177721

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 23, 1998
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) A look at faith and the First Amendment introduced.

(No location given: Peggy Wehmeyer) The "December dilemma" of freedom of religion versus the separation of church and state at Christmas time examined; scenes shown from San Diego where billboards and bus shelter ads contained "Christmas cards to the city." [Church pastor Reverend Leo GIOVINETTI - reacts to the transit board's removal of the public ads.] Three religious-based December disputes in Kansas, South Carolina and Somerset, Massachusetts, outlined. [Freedom Forum's Charles HAYNES - interprets the First Amendment and religion.] [Somerset WOMAN - complains.] The return of the San Diego Jesus ads after the transit board backed down noted.

Gibson, Charles;
Wehmeyer, Peggy

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