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Wiccan symbol added to City Hall roof alongside nativity scene

Wiccan symbol added to City Hall roof alongside nativity scene

Associated Press - December 14, 2007 10:25 PM ET

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - A nativity scene on the roof of the Green Bay City Hall will share the spotlight this year with at least one other religious symbol - the Wiccan pentacle.

The Wiccan display added today consists of an evergreen wreath, about three feet across, encircling a gold five-pointed star. A few feet away is a statue of Mary, in a nativity setting installed this week by City Council president Chad Fradette.

He says the pentacle is pretty, and he's glad there's something else up there.

Fradette decided to install the nativity scene to defy an anti-religion group that was protesting a similar display in Peshtigo. Once it went up, the city got calls from others wanting to put up other religious symbols.

Annie Laurie Gaylor is the co-president of the Madison-based Freedom From Religion Foundation. She says adding symbols from other religions doesn't change the fact that the displays violate the separation of church and state. 

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