The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to discuss whether holiday displays should be allowed at the Loudoun County Courthouse when they meet in a regular meeting Tuesday.
The issue has been ongoing since last year, when a controverial display of a skeleton Santa hanging on a cross became quite the buzz after Middleburg resident Jeff Heflin hung his display outside of the county's courthouse.
Heflin said the purpose of the display was to depict society's materialistic obsessions and addictions and how it is killing the peace, love, joy and kindness that is supposed to be prevalent during the holiday season.
The display was taken down numerous times by those who disagreed with it and created a considerable amount of controversy.
Loudoun County Board Chairman Scott K. York indicated that the county's current policy on courthouse displays would be reconsidered in early 2012 once the new Board of Supervisors began its term.
In a split vote last month, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors’ Finance, Government Services and Operations Committee (FGSOC) endorsed a plan to display a Christian nativity scene, Jewish menorah and other holiday decorations on the courthouse grounds.
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