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Posted on 11/24/2009 4:57:54 PM PST by South40
SANTA ANA The removal of a Christmas tree from the Orange County Superior courthouse Monday has prompted a petition among court employees to have the tree connected to a gift drive for poor children put back.
The six-foot artificial tree, which was adorned with tags seeking toy donations to 'Operation Santa Claus,' was removed Monday after a member of the public complained about the tree being in the courthouse, court spokeswoman Gwen Vieau said.
"It's a public building and we have to serve the diversity of our community,'' she said.
The tree had been put up in the courthouse every holiday season for about 20 years, said Orange County Sheriff's Special Officer Cynthia Guerrero, who runs the courthouse's 'Operation Santa Claus' effort. She was ordered to take down the tree.
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We live in a strange world. How about concern for diversity of those that like the trees.
Mmmmm, thought liberals like and admire green trees? I’m confused.
Diversity trumps charity.
Once again the extreme left shows that the poor only matter for their votes.
new rule: whoever is offended by this kind of stuff MUST report to work on December 25th.
This illustrates the idiocy of our present culture. How can not having a Christmas tree which solicits for gifts for needy persons contribute to serving the diversity of that community? It appears to me that it would contribute to the diversity of that community. Man proposes, God disposes.
Yet the Empire State Building went RED for China.
They can go to hades too where they won’t find any ‘winter celebration’ trees either.
And all due to the liberal marxist judges we have to interpret out Constitution.
I want that complainers NAME!! I can GUESS at it, but I want to know for sure!!
Put up a muslim tree with muslims hanging from it.
Taking it out was idiotic, but it reinforces the fact that these are CHRISTMAS trees that celebrate the birth of Christ, not “holiday” trees that represent all faiths. It makes me sick when people talk about them like they are secular objects.
Standford’s football mascot is a tree. He will have to go.
Thinking of a smart comment....... I got nuthin.....
That's d#mn funny. We're gonna need a bigger tree.
Al Gore belongs to the Dumbass family of trees
Maybe you have not notices, no family has claimed Al Gore.
I get your point. However, the Empire State Building is not a federal building and therefore not subject to the false pronouncements (and judgments) about separation of church and state.
My idea exactly!
I think we should DEMAND of the ACLU that the Christmas Holiday no longer be a paid holiday ( includes all Federal workers!)...let everyone take a personal day for Krapkwanza!
then see how fast Christmas trees abound!!
We’re gonna need a LOT BIGGER tree!
Message to “a member of the public” who complained; STFU!