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Parade name change by mayor spurs boycott
SignonSanDiego ^ | 11/26/05 | Angela Lau

Posted on 11/26/2005 12:00:04 PM PST by pissant

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To: knowledgeforfreedom

Good question, and one that needs to be addressed on that basis. I'd gladly help fund a Hanukkah parade, or a joint parade, if that is preferable to public funding. There's also the question whether such parades and other public functions should be purely secular and free of any spiritual overtones. If it's a matter of whether or not we can freely express our faith without restrictions as to time, place or manner, then I say - let's celebrate our separate and mutual heritage of faith!


101 posted on 11/26/2005 5:34:18 PM PST by ArmyTeach (Pray daily for our troops...)
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To: Tax-chick
Christmas was about the birth of the Son of God incarnate.

Only because high officials in the early few centuries of the Church used the event to try to counter a pagan celebration given at the same time.

You want to celebrate Christ's birthday? Do it in September.

102 posted on 11/26/2005 8:21:03 PM PST by xrp (Conservative votes are to Republicans what 90% of black votes are to Democrats (taken for granted))
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To: pissant
I know there are some stores and cities banning the use of the word Christmas. My daughter is a manager at Target.

But in "fighting back" sometimes we go to far.

Gee I've even sent out cards saying Happy Holidays (as well as Merry Christmas). Always thought that got in News Years. Is that ok?

A city is a public entity sponsored by taxpayers. If the city is putting on the parade it should be open to others like Jews, if they want to participate. Unfortunately, Christains are not the only ones who have a holiday at the end of the year. Besides, Santa Claus, Christmas Trees, and shopping don't seem very religious to me.

So what's wrong with a holiday season parade. I don't care if you end it with Santa and the baby New Year. It's taxpayer money and if it's one religious holiday being celebrated at the exclusion of others, as this mayor seems to be doing, then it seems wrong to me.

103 posted on 11/27/2005 5:48:00 AM PST by bigsigh
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To: pissant
Makes me think of this thread:

Merry Christmas Is NOT Offensive: Rabbi Urges Respect For Christian Holiday Alert

104 posted on 11/27/2005 5:52:44 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: narby

"Hey Rabbi! Come on out to the Christmas Parade and have a good time. If you guys want to have your own parade, I'll come on down and enjoy it too."

Ditto, well said!

-- Joe


105 posted on 11/27/2005 5:55:06 AM PST by Joe Republc
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To: pissant

Logically, one would think that the "community groups" and the Jewish groups would object to the holiday of Christmas as well. Since they obviously don't, why would they try to hijack a parade? Some people just can't be happy unless they are a stick in the mud. A High Five to the mayor for telling them go pound sand through his act.


106 posted on 11/27/2005 5:58:06 AM PST by Hacksaw (Real men don't buy their firewood.)
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To: pissant
The number of community organizations applying to participate this year has dropped from last year's 95 to 82, Hazeltine said.

That's a hell of a boycott there!

107 posted on 11/27/2005 5:58:59 AM PST by Hacksaw (Real men don't buy their firewood.)
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To: pissant
He's already going after "In God We Trust" now, after he was rejected for the Pledge.

That's why civil rights laws need to be changed so people like Newdow have to pay for their lawsuits of adventure themselves instead of taxpayers.

108 posted on 11/27/2005 6:00:40 AM PST by Hacksaw (Real men don't buy their firewood.)
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To: xrp
Only because high officials in the early few centuries of the Church used the event to try to counter a pagan celebration given at the same time.

No, Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus whether it is celebrated on Dec25, September, or the 4th of July. That canard about the pagan festival is irellevant (unless the churches decide to start venerating pagan gods on the 25th of course).

109 posted on 11/27/2005 6:08:06 AM PST by Hacksaw (Real men don't buy their firewood.)
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To: pissant
Rabbi David Frank of Temple Solel said many of the 800 households in his congregation will not attend. "It makes it very difficult, obviously, to participate in this specifically Christian observance," Frank said.

As a Jew I say that "Rabbi" Frank is a bigoted schmuck. Why can't he participate? God forbid he have a Channukah Parade later on. If he did he would be surprised to find how many Christian neighbors would come out to support it. I am willing to bet $1,000 that this jerk is a so-called Rabbi of a Reform congregation. Once again we see the Deformed "Jews" fomenting conflict with Christians. These left-wing JINOs have really gone too far.

110 posted on 11/27/2005 6:08:07 AM PST by montag813
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To: pissant

So,people can go see the parade in peace without all those creeps.


111 posted on 11/27/2005 8:20:23 AM PST by Delphinium
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To: pissant
"...holiday called Christmas that is about Santa Claus and reindeer and snowmen and getting together with family and friends and having parades and all this stuff,"

And that has absolutely WHAT to do with Jesus Christ and his birthday?

112 posted on 11/27/2005 8:40:55 AM PST by Amelia
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To: MNJohnnie

I've concluded that those awake each morning and seek out a reason to be offended before their feet ever touch the ground are victims of a personality disorder. Being offended raises their self-esteem, evidences their intellectual and spiritual superiority, and gives them power to dictate the thoughts and behaviors of those among us who are less enlightened.
Fie on them...


113 posted on 11/30/2005 9:35:30 PM PST by ArmyTeach (Pray daily for our troops...)
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To: pissant

Hmmm! Back when I was single I once had a blind date with a bernese mountain dog. Who'da thunk there was a bunch of them, and they have a club?


114 posted on 11/30/2005 10:05:59 PM PST by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them, or they like us?)
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To: pissant
Seattle has started calling the annual Christmas Parade the POST-THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE!!!

Inane political correctness run totally amuck.


The Sammamish High School drill team marches down Fourth Avenue in downtown
Seattle during the annual Bon-Macy's post-Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade
features balloon floats and inflatables, area bands and 400 costumed characters.

115 posted on 11/30/2005 11:42:03 PM PST by XR7
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