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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has reinstated the Loudoun County courthouse holiday display which welcomes expressions from all faiths and religion.
Elliott Francis
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has reinstated the Loudoun County courthouse holiday display which welcomes expressions from all faiths and religion.

By Elliott Francis

Now that the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has reinstated the holiday display in Leesburg, Virginia, some people say they're concerned about what type of displays will appear.

When the vote was called to restore the holiday display in front of the Loudoun county courthouse, Jim Burton the only supervisor of 8, to vote no, said this:

"I am concerned that this motion will turn the courthouse grounds into a public circus."

The annual display welcomes expressions from all faiths and religion. Burton says, doing this opens the door to groups whose message may be generally offensive.

"We've already heard from citizens who plan to come it with the most outrageous displays they can think of," Burton says.

Sterling district supervisor Eugene Delguadio voted to restore the display.

"If they're saying things that are violent or offensive, there are laws for that," says Delguadio.

Leesburg town officials hope to have most of the holiday display in place by this weekend.

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