Joseph, Mary, the baby Jesus, and the Three Wise Men poured out of the Rev. Rob Schenck’s Capitol Hill office and headed down the streets of Washington D.C., Wednesday accompanied by a camel and tiny donkey, carolers, and a harpist.

The entourage were all headed for the same destination — the Supreme Court building.

“The Constitution protects our right to do this. We like to send the message: If we can do this in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, you can certainly do it in your community,” said Schenck, president and lead missionary of Faith and Action, a Christian outreach to elected and appointed officials in the nation’s capital.

Several years ago, Schenck and his colleague Rev. Pat Mahoney were bemoaning the fact that so many governments and legal groups were taking action against Christians and displays of Christianity.

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