Skip to comments.California Official Orders Removal of Christmas Angel After Complaint
Posted on 12/23/2009 8:26:45 AM PST by SmartInsight
There's no place for angels atop Christmas trees, according to one California man who successfully lobbied for the removal of religious symbols at county buildings after spotting a yuletide decoration last week.
Stars and other religious emblems were ordered removed from Christmas trees in all government buildings in Sonoma County on Monday following a complaint by Irv Sutley, a disabled 65-year-old Marine veteran who said the symbols were "extremely offensive" and part of the "cult" of Christianity.
Sutley said he filed the complaint with acting County Administrator Chris Thomas on Dec. 18 after noticing an angel atop a six-foot tree in the lobby of the county recorder's office. Sutley, a lifelong atheist and chairman of the county's Peace and Freedom Party, said he visited the office last week for his re-election bid next June.
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Let him sue.
This is preposterous.
If I complain about the CA officials, will they be removed?
How is a Star a religious symbol?
Complain about Irv Sutley - have him removed.
LOL! Thats like simply describing hitler as a former WW1 veteran. Google this guy! He was accused in a murder for hire plot, provided a gun to someone accused in a terrorist attack on a US military base, and was a member of the communist party. Do your homework on this loser!
I’m not sure which is worse. The complaining moron, or the neutered chicken-sh*ts who listen to the moron’s complaints.
It seems his disability went to his head, which I find extremely offensive... let’s remove it. /s
It’s almost like there’s a squad of these people who go around to public places every Christmas looking to be offended. One problem we have is that we have too many lawyers who made an industry of pushing these bogus claims.
I dunno- Sutley must have suffered atheistic agony everytime he saw a row of stars on his CINC’s shirt collar or sees them on a US flag like the one that will drape his coffin someday
but stars are missing from my liberal town’s “holiday tree”, too
Looks like the papers were very selective about how they portrayed him!
Can you imagine how they wuld have described him if he were conservative!
Irv Sutley, you are “extremely Offensive” to me, I want you removed.
It is only later in the article they mention:
“a lifelong atheist and chairman of the county’s Peace and Freedom Party”
“The Peace and Freedom Party is an open, multi-tendency, movement-oriented socialist party. We are united in our common commitment to socialism, democracy, feminism and unionism and our common opposition to capitalism, imperialism, racism, sexism and elitism.”
Why don’t these people ever stand in front of a mosque and scream that there is no allah!
Irv Sutley, a disabled 65-year-old Marine veteran, said the symbols were "extremely offensive."
The same way a crescent moon is.... therefore, I want the stars and stripes pulled off the flag and want them replaced by something more calming lie one crescent moon.....
Y’know what? It offends me to be forced to watch some woman covered from head to toe with a burka, too, but no one puts an end to that in this country. It offends me to look at pictures of Mao on the Christmas tree in my country’s capital. It offends me to see the man posing as President refuse to show respect for our nation’s flag. So when can we put a stop to all the things that offend me, or does that only apply to country-hating, God-hating goose-stepping jackboots?
That’s not a Christmas angel, it’s a Christmas Atheist with a tree stuck up his a....
If one wants to believe--or not--is besides the issue
That he or anyone would go so far as to impose their non-beliefs on 80% of the rest of us, is an abomination and goes to the heart of the non-believers' intolerance!"
IT'S THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!
Apologies to all other Marines
He looks like an angry pri*k. Hope he takes a dirt nap soon.