Lt. Governor Patrick on Removal of Mock Nativity Scene


AUSTIN – I support Governor Abbott in calling for the immediate removal of the “mock nativity” display located inside the Texas State Capitol. It violates the State Preservation Board’s regulations for Capitol displays and purposefully mocks the religious beliefs of others.

Displays such as this must meet certain state requirements that promote a “public purpose.” This display clearly does not. I believe this mocking exhibit was approved in error and the State Preservation board is under no obligation to support or allow displays intentionally disrespectful to others.