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Company orders city to change 'Christmas' parade to 'holiday' parade - and it does
American Family Association ^ | Oct 4 2010 | American Family Association

Posted on 10/04/2010 3:32:52 PM PDT by Maelstorm

This year, a company which took over sponsorship of the annual Richmond, Virginia, Christmas parade has ordered the city's organizers to change it to a "holiday" parade.

Dominion, an energy company operating in 12 states, has told the city it no longer wants to use "Christmas" as part of the parade name. Instead, Dominion said it will be known as the "Dominion Holiday Parade."

This attack on the traditional use of "Christmas" has been accepted by parade organizers, who buckled under the anti-Christmas insistence of the company.

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KEYWORDS: dominion; power; richmond; waronchristmas; waronchristmas2010
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1 posted on 10/04/2010 3:32:57 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

I don’t attend generic parades myself, but if these people don’t think Christmas is the reason for the season, like I tell people who insist the holiday of lights parade in Denver is a secular event, try having it in February and see who shows up.


2 posted on 10/04/2010 3:36:06 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Maelstorm

And it starts...


3 posted on 10/04/2010 3:36:39 PM PDT by jhigh
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To: Maelstorm

I want my CHRISTmas parade to celebrate CHRISTmas — and ONLY CHRISTmas!

If people want to have a separate parade for Hanukkah or New Year’s, that’s fine with me. But to change a CHRISTmas parade into a parade for ALL the holidays is just flat-out WRONG!

JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!


4 posted on 10/04/2010 3:38:10 PM PDT by USALiberty
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To: Maelstorm

Dominion Power does not speak for the people, I traveled down broad street for many years heading to grandmas house outside of Charlottesville during Christmas, the street was always lit up with Christmas themes..It is a fond memory, it is wrong to destroy Christmas, if they want a day for whatever they belive in go for it, but don’t take the birth of Jesus in this dark world out of Christmas!!!


5 posted on 10/04/2010 3:38:31 PM PDT by aces (own broa)
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To: jhigh

Nope......it “continues”.


6 posted on 10/04/2010 3:39:11 PM PDT by RC2
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To: DonaldC

“Dominion Holiday?”

Is this Canada?


7 posted on 10/04/2010 3:41:34 PM PDT by cookcounty (Dec 31st is coming: .....Stop Obama's Midnight Jack-Up!)
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To: Maelstorm

8 posted on 10/04/2010 3:41:45 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Current count of friends/family who have abandoned Obama: 11)
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To: Maelstorm

Find another supplier for your Gas or Electric service, and let Dominion know why !


9 posted on 10/04/2010 3:42:43 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: DonaldC

Let the turncoats call it anything they want,,, one can still yell Merry Christmas to everyone they meet. Wear Merry Christmas buttons, car stickers. Put Merry Christmas on mail. Put it everywhere.


10 posted on 10/04/2010 3:43:01 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: DonaldC

“...like I tell people who insist the holiday of lights parade in Denver is a secular event, try having it in February and see who shows up.”

Exactly!!!!

This sort of anti-Christianity nonsense is getting ridiculous.


11 posted on 10/04/2010 3:43:11 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Maelstorm

It’s the Golden Rule. He who furnishes the gold makes the rules.


12 posted on 10/04/2010 3:43:38 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (War does not determine who is right -- only who is left.)
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To: Maelstorm

Let’s change Ramadan to “Yeah, whatever”.


13 posted on 10/04/2010 3:44:35 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: DonaldC
I'm just waiting for them to officially change December 25th from Christmas Holiday to Winter Holiday. It will happen eventually. They never give up.
14 posted on 10/04/2010 3:46:52 PM PDT by Mears
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To: DonaldC
It's a stockholder owned company that sells to all comers so they don't want to offend Jews and Moslems about "sponsoring" (paying part of the costs) of a Christmas parade.

Actually, I didn't know this power company spent any money at all on things not part of power generation and distribution. So why are they getting involved in parades, and who are they to worry about the religious affiliations of some of their customers?

Just who are these pukes at Dominion?

I'm PO'd at them for using my monthly bill to force somebody to change the name of their parade, and there are pylons not a mile from here and these guys are all the time going to zoning hearings to demand more space for more pylons and access roads.

They rarely face the slightest bit of opposition, but when they do it's usually a handful of private citizens who spend nothing to complain, but Dominion has $1000 an hour lawyers by the phalanx at these hearings.

It is possible to cost Dominion's stockholders a million bucks in wasted legal fees with very little effort ~ and I know what to do.

15 posted on 10/04/2010 3:47:13 PM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: Maelstorm

If it is a holiday parade what holiday are they celebrating?


16 posted on 10/04/2010 3:49:00 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: cookcounty
The Commonwealth of Virginia is also known as "The Old Dominion", so this is a power company in Virginia.

Canada is a newcomer to the use of "Dominion".

17 posted on 10/04/2010 3:49:07 PM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: Maelstorm

Bookmark for my brother in Richmond.


18 posted on 10/04/2010 3:49:50 PM PDT by mmanager (This Country is facing a 3/2 pitch count and we have a Muslim hitting cleanup.)
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To: Maelstorm

All I want for Christmas is my country back.


19 posted on 10/04/2010 3:51:54 PM PDT by FES0844
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To: Maelstorm
You take The Man's money and The Man makes the rules . . .


20 posted on 10/04/2010 3:54:14 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Maelstorm

It seems to me it’s the city of Richmond who is at fault here. If Dominion is funding the parade (and that’s the way I understand this, correct me if I’m wrong) then I don’t see where they’re in the wrong for asking for things their way — whether you agree with it or not. Richmond could have told them to blow smoke, but didn’t. It’s the city who “caved”.


21 posted on 10/04/2010 3:55:32 PM PDT by workerbee (FAIL, BABY, FAIL!)
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To: Maelstorm

Will the use “Ramadan”? or is that forbidden too?


22 posted on 10/04/2010 3:55:46 PM PDT by Mr. K (GO! PALADINO FOR GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK!)
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To: Maelstorm

What an outrage!
A private company writes a big check and expects to dictate what the event will be named.


23 posted on 10/04/2010 4:00:41 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Maelstorm

How many actually clicked on the link and sent Dominion the email?


24 posted on 10/04/2010 4:06:33 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: FES0844

I’m sure the City of Richmond would take your check to fund the Parade and you could call it the Chistmas Parade.


25 posted on 10/04/2010 4:08:26 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Michael.SF.
I hear you. Every year Christians have to put up with cr@p.
26 posted on 10/04/2010 4:11:12 PM PDT by Bronzy (Remember In November.)
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To: Maelstorm
Do a poster advertising the Christmas parade in a very tasteful way. Then walk the parade route and try to get every shop and house to put a poster in their window.
27 posted on 10/04/2010 4:21:15 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Islam is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: USALiberty
If people want to have a separate parade for Hanukkah or New Year’s, that’s fine with me.

What does "Dominion Holiday" parade got to do with Hanukkah?
28 posted on 10/04/2010 4:22:00 PM PDT by kenavi (What drove BP to drill 5,000 feet down?)
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To: FES0844
Elections and wishing will NOT get our country back...CHRIST will! 21 days fasting and prayer for this nation started today...I hope I'm not alone..:(

IF YOU LOVE THIS COUNTRY as much as I DO, you will join me in fasting and praying for the United States of America. This November promises to be the death nail for this nation UNLESS God relents and rstores what satan has stolen and will continue to steal. PRAY and PRAY some more for God's mercy!!

29 posted on 10/04/2010 4:26:45 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: aces
the street was always lit up with Christmas themes..It is a fond memory, it is wrong to destroy Christmas

Many leftists have unresolved childhood envy issues over the uneven distribution of Christmas gifts. Childish envy is what motivates modern leftism. They hate Christmas, and ban birthdays for their kids for similar reasons, for example the Obama family.

30 posted on 10/04/2010 4:43:20 PM PDT by Reeses (Pull Plugs and flush the four flusher.)
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To: traditional1

You know, there’s only one set of electric wires into my house, so it’s kind of hard to replace them.


31 posted on 10/04/2010 4:49:05 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

I didn’t mention disconnecting; I said “supplier”, meaning that in a de-regulated world, the “supplier” can be any company that sells the “energy”; you are stuck with Dominion’s wires and wires’ charges, but NOT with them as the PRODUCER.


32 posted on 10/04/2010 4:55:50 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Maelstorm

The organizers wanted to drop “Christmas” but the old sponsors wouldn’t let them.

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2010/oct/01/holi01-ar-535367/
“Dominion Foundation replaces longtime sponsor Ukrop’s Super Markets Inc., which co-sponsored the parade with Supervalu in 2009 and 2008.

Robert Kelly, president of Richmond Parade Inc., said the name change has been discussed for several years as a way to encourage more diverse participation, but Ukrop’s officials had insisted on keeping Christmas in the name.

Kelly said he expects some backlash but believes most people will recognize the parade simply is evolving with the times.

“We said it’s time to move forward and make our event more inclusive,” he said...”

Richmond is failure incorporated.


33 posted on 10/04/2010 5:05:29 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: aces

“Dominion Power does not speak for the people”

It speaks loudly in an Oligarchy, which is what we have become.


34 posted on 10/04/2010 5:06:01 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (Oligarchy...never vote for the Ivy League candidate.)
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To: Maelstorm


Well, when you let folks from the Gamma Quadrant sponsor your parade, expect them to monkey around with the wording!
35 posted on 10/04/2010 5:09:45 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
You know, there’s only one set of electric wires into my house, so it’s kind of hard to replace them.

Does Virginia allow customers to choose their electric supplier? I don't mean the transmission and distribution portion of the power - that generally has to stay with the company that ownes them. I mean, can you choose who generates the electricity and who supplies the gas that you use?

36 posted on 10/04/2010 5:09:55 PM PDT by meyer (Tax the productive to carry the freeloaders - What is it with democrats and slavery?)
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To: workerbee

It’s the city who “caved”.

Absolutely correct!!!!
Voters should be going all out after the leadership of the city. Vote them out and generally give them a hard time until they cave.


37 posted on 10/04/2010 5:20:36 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: Maelstorm

I started my own personal crusade a few years ago. I buy stuff; I tell the cashier in a festive voice, Merry Christmas. If the cashier says happy holiday, I ask why. If they say it is corporate policy, I return whatever I bought then and there and ask for a manager to tell them why I am returning it. I have gotten a few “get a life” comments from other shoppers and lots of empty apologies from managers. It costs me a little time but I figure some of the silent shoppers who hear me might choose the same path.


38 posted on 10/04/2010 5:49:35 PM PDT by lovesdogs
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To: Maelstorm

Is Dominion Power going to outlaw Santa Clause? - no float for Santa??

- no Christmas songs, - no carols,

forget it??


39 posted on 10/04/2010 6:05:34 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Maelstorm

Is Dominion Power going to outlaw Santa Clause? - no float for Santa??

- no Christmas songs, - no carols,

forget it??


40 posted on 10/04/2010 6:06:58 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: lovesdogs

I salute you for standing up for what is right. Good job!!


41 posted on 10/04/2010 6:09:03 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Maelstorm

Simple. Hold the Dominion parade at 9am, followed by a Christmas parade at 10am. See which draws more participants and the bigger crowd.


42 posted on 10/04/2010 6:30:38 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Maelstorm

Manassas is still listed as having a Christmas Parade:

65th Annual Greater Manassas Christmas Parade

Last time we went to this parade however, there was a significant hispanic contingent who were danging wildly and dressed in rather spooky costuming, kind of like a “day of the dead” festival (I know the actual day of the dead is at the end of October). It made it kind of creepy for the little kids.


43 posted on 10/05/2010 6:00:31 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Maelstorm
What would happen if the sponsors threw a parade and NO ONE lined the streets to watch it?

Then watch the local store scream to high heaven to the powers-that-be when no throngs watch the parade and drop in to this store or that restaurant to spend some bucks.

Leni

44 posted on 10/05/2010 6:23:37 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Are any Americans better off than they were 4 trillion dollars ago?)
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