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      Shaw Air Force Base puts Nativity scene back on display

      <font size="2">A Nativity scene that raised the eyebrows of a First Amendment watchdog group, has been replaced at Shaw Air Force Base</font>
      COLUMBIA (WACH) - A Nativity scene that raised the eyebrows of a First Amendment watchdog group, has been replaced at Shaw Air Force Base.

      "It's being put back up," said Ron Underwood, former Chaplain at Shaw. "I still can't believe it was taken down. We're so happy that it's back up."

      The base Public Affairs Office confirmed to WACH Fox News this afternoon the nativity scene was rebuilt this morning.

      The Military Religious Freedom Foundation notified the Department of Defense after learning the display was on the post.

      "Our issues are not with the nativity scene at all. It was the time, place, and manner in where it was being utilized, said Mikey Weinstein, President of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation."

      Many people from the Sumter area contacted the MRFF.

      Shaw AFB spokespersons said they offered other faith-based groups the opportunity to erect holiday displays, but no other groups decided to participate.