When someone says Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, or even Happy Kwanza, they are wishing you well from the context of their own belief systems. Why must people equate the presence of a religious symbol or statement in a gov’t location as an attempt to force religion on those who aren’t interested. As long as gov’t funds are not used and as long as gov’t did not VOTE to force religious items to be set up, I don’t understand. If it was a sacrificial altar to satan, I could understand, but banning Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddisth, et al symbols, especially temporary ones, is petty and one might argue it forces the ‘religion’ of atheisms on people. It is arguably an attack on freedom of speech and expression.There was an effort to ban crosses on the Interstates in Virginia where loved ones died in accidents. Another case of going from one extreme to another. They didn’t want a permanent shrine, just a temporary remembrance that had the added value of telling drivers to be careful.I’ll be celebrating Cmas in CA with my daughter this year so after Dec 22, you folks won’t have to look at my drivel until next year. But I ain’t gone yet. muhahahahahahRespectfully,C.
Glenn McCoy and Gary McCoy