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Tue December 22, 2009
ACLU and Clarksville End Preferential Treatment
By Caleb Campbell
Clarksville, TN – The ACLU and Clarksville, Tennessee officials have worked together to resolve and end preferential treatment of religious groups within the city. The Leaf Chronicle reports a Nativity scene that utilized city money for animal rentals was the center of the issue. The scene, which appeared at the last three city Christmas celebrations, was sponsored by Grace Church of the Nazarene. The city reportedly paid two hundred dollars in one instance for live animal rentals. ACLU representatives explained that their goal was never to get rid of the display, but to promote religious freedom for all people.