FAITH & RELIGION: Christmas pageant blues
Published 12/19/2008, Associated Press
Hard times hit church Christmas pageantsTo get to heaven, Steve Erickson must climb a narrow ladder, clamber onto a catwalk and duck under a black curtain. The clouds in heaven are rolled cotton, and the stars are white Christmas lights poking out of the wall, which are supposed to look like the night sky over Bethlehem.Word count: 1122
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