Shaw air base mulls holiday display after protest

      Nativity scene taken down at Shaw Air Force Base.
      SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AP) -- Officials at Shaw Air Force Base are trying to determine what to do about a holiday display after a Nativity scene was taken down last week.

      Air Force spokeswoman Lt. Keavy (kev-EE) Rake said Tuesday a Nativity display was set up Friday by a group of volunteers from the base chapel at a small lake on the installation. The site was near where a tree lighting ceremony was scheduled Friday evening.

      Rake says the Military Religious Freedom Foundation lodged a complaint about the display through the Air Force in Washington.

      Rake says Air Force officials want a holiday display that reflects more than a single group, so the Nativity scene was taken down and officials are trying to determine the proper placement and arrangement of a new display.