Holy tech

    The holidays bring nativity scenes and nativity scenes bring theft. Often the news as targets of vandalism and hate crimes during the holidays, nativity scenes are going high-tech to fight back.


    The Associated Press reports many churches and residents with nativity displays are fitting the pieces with GPS devices. Owners can track down stolen pieces with cell phones or computers, and even see where the items have been since reported missing.

    We’ve come a long way from the star of Bethlehem.

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