Nativity scene removed, damaged outside Oceanside church

Posted at 11:19 AM, Dec 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-04 14:19:43-05

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) – A nativity scene outside a church in Oceanside was removed and damaged on Friday, according to Pastor Mike Openshaw.


The nativity scene had been placed on a concrete wall on the edge of the church property, covering damage from a crash several weeks before.


Openshaw said the driver was uninsured and had been told by the local homeowner’s association that the wall was on the church property so they must fix it.


But on Thursday, Openshaw said he received an angry email from the property manager, claiming the nativity scene was on HOA property and must be removed by Friday.


Openshaw said he received a call on Friday telling him the nativity scene had already been removed.


10News has reached out to the HOA and property manager and is waiting for a response.