Skip to comments.Feds Ban Religious References on Capitol Christmas Tree Ornaments
Posted on 09/30/2009 2:37:59 PM PDT by machogirl
The Alliance Defense Fund sent a letter to Governor Brewer and other officials saying that it goes against the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. By KFYI News
(KFYI News) Federal and Arizona officials, including Governor Brewer, were sent a letter by the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) to stop enforcing a requirement banning kids from creating ornaments with religious themes for the 2009 Capitol Christmas Tree. Click here to read the entire letter.
Arizona was given the honor of providing Washington D.C. their annual Christmas tree and having schoolchildren from around the state decorate the tree with some 4,000 ornaments.
The children were given a list of specifications for how the ornaments should appear, including weight, size and how they "cannot reflect a religious or political theme."
The ADF argues in the letter that its a violation of First Amendment rights.
"Religious expression is speech and is entitled to the same level of protection as other kinds of speech."
But it’s OK for Barry to host a Ramadan dinner?
Either burn the tree or let it be Christmas. Fools!
Screw the muslims , athiests and obamas opinions , its getting close to being Christmas in America.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Any vibrators and dildos as decorations like the Clinton White House Christmas tree?
This makes no sense at all. Christmas IS a religious holiday. What do they think would represent Christmas? Santa Claus? Like Easter is about the Easter Bunny???? The Easter Bunny rose after three days? And saw its shadow? See? This kind of thing drives me a bit crazy.
I’ll bet, being Arizonan, that there might be many Native American ornaments (that would be okay with me), and Barry wouldn’t have a problem with that.
I assume it’s to be Arizona and Christmas themed. A cowboy boot with a spur? Would Barry object to that?
Honestly, the Constitution is being twisted like a wet rag is twisted to get rid of the water.
The radio report said that ADF were fighting this on behalf of a child who wanted to make an ornament that said, “Happy Birthday Jesus”.
So how’s that HOPE and CHANGE workin’ out?
I am surprised that Barry and co. haven’t banned the Christmas Tree yet.
no HOPE, and CHANGE (coins) is all I have left.
I think that’s what the letter says. I tried to post the letter (pdf file) and of course, computer challenged that I am, and I made a mess of it, so I just posted the link to the letter.
Don’t want to think of that image, don’t forget the cigars and little blue dresses.
Barry still hasn’t found a church yet. Wonder where he will go for Christmas service?
“cannot reflect a religious or political theme.”
Wonder how many “Obama themed” ornaments they will allow? If Obama is put as the Messiah, the ornament should pass scrutiny. hehe
Nope. It would be dark humor to see a tree with nothing but Obama stuff. Shep Fairey’s “Iconic poster”, Obama’s logo, pictures of “the One”.
All these Dr's and Reverends he has running around screaming hate and race I am sure at least one could stop by to give the weekly dose of Bad Whitey to the Creep.
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