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Feds Force Okla. Bank To Remove Crosses, Bible Verse
Koko ^ | 12/17/2010 | Koko

Posted on 12/17/2010 10:27:15 AM PST by mikelets456

Federal Examiners Say Religious Decoration Inappropriate Federal Reserve examiners come every four years to make sure banks are complying with a long list of regulations. The examiners came to Perkins last week. And the team from Kansas City deemed a Bible verse of the day, crosses on the teller’s counter and buttons that say "Merry Christmas, God With Us." were inappropriate. The Bible verse of the day on the bank's Internet site also had to be taken down.

“I don’t think there should be a problem with them displaying whatever religious symbols they want to display,” said Amy Weierman, a Perkins resident.

Specifically, the feds believed, the symbols violated the discouragement clause of Regulation B of the bank regulations. According to the clause, "...the use of words, symbols, models and other forms of communication ... express, imply or suggest a discriminatory preference or policy of exclusion."

The feds interpret that to mean, for example, a Jew or Muslin or atheist may be offended and believe they may be discriminated against at this bank. It is an appearance of discrimination.

But customers Eyewitness News 5 talked to said they aren’t buying it.

“This is just ridiculous,” said bank customer Jim Nyles. “This whole thing is just ridiculous. We all have regulatory bodies that govern us. But this is too much.”

“I think that’s absurd,” said Chelsi Holser, a bank customer. “I don’t agree with it at all. They are taking Christ out of Christmas and life.”

The bank is quietly fighting for a clearer interpretation of the clause. Officials have contacted their two U.S. legislators, Rep. Frank Lucas and Sen. Jim Inhoffe, and the Oklahoma Bankers Association to help.

(Excerpt) Read more at koco.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: antichristmas; commies; federalgovernment; nazis
WTF!
1 posted on 12/17/2010 10:27:22 AM PST by mikelets456
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To: mikelets456

Just say NO and force the Issue.


2 posted on 12/17/2010 10:28:44 AM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: mikelets456
NO Federal employee has authority to rule on whether something is or is not "religious in nature" ~ strict neutrality is required.

Besides, these pukes were pretending their were Moslems and I know that one's not in the book anywhere.

3 posted on 12/17/2010 10:31:17 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: mikelets456

It’s time to get rid of the federal reserve.


4 posted on 12/17/2010 10:31:52 AM PST by pallis
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To: mikelets456

Private businesses are (or should be) able to discriminate against whomever they choose.

People will respond however they choose.


5 posted on 12/17/2010 10:33:05 AM PST by RangerM (A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel. - Robert Frost.)
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To: mikelets456

At some point, the federal government and it’s policies will have become bigger enemies of the American people than enemies foreign. What happens when that time comes will be interesting to observe.


6 posted on 12/17/2010 10:34:01 AM PST by Yet_Again
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To: mikelets456

But the day will come when the feds try to ram Sharia law down our throats, referencing the koran and allahu akbar - no questions asked.


7 posted on 12/17/2010 10:34:52 AM PST by fivecatsandadog (Don't let reality ruin your day.)
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To: fivecatsandadog

Understand that in the BIG picture, it’s Christianity vs “the world” and its current ruler.

That’s why you see this so-called hypocrisy when it comes to religion.

Everything in the world is going to be against Christ.


8 posted on 12/17/2010 10:37:37 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Yet_Again
-- At some point, the federal government and it's policies will have become bigger enemies of the American people than enemies foreign. --

Figuring all foreign countries as at least competitors, and not to say that literal "enemy" countries, such as the leadership of North Korea or Iran, are the measuring stick, I'd say the federal government grew past that stage about 80 or 90 years ago. Not that the parasites want to "kill" the people, but the feds sure do aim to control as much as possible (under the public radar, preferably), while milking the cream for the elite political class.

9 posted on 12/17/2010 10:39:33 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: Yet_Again

“At some point...”

That point done come and went.


10 posted on 12/17/2010 10:40:06 AM PST by beelzepug ("Don't be a wise guy, Eddie.")
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To: mikelets456

Wonderful regulation by the Fed!! Now, since the federal government has passed the Safe Food bill, we can likewise regulate restaurants. No more Kosher or Halal food. Get rid of those divisive ham and cheese sandwiches. No more pulled pork BBQ. On into the brave new world.


11 posted on 12/17/2010 10:46:19 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: Cheetahcat

Tell them to go fed themselves.


12 posted on 12/17/2010 10:56:53 AM PST by onedoug
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To: mikelets456

Big Brudder

How can an agency that isn’t an agency of the US have such a deep reach into society to where it cares not for community but only on imposing sameness for the sake of “rules” made up to strip freedom, not protect it..?


13 posted on 12/17/2010 11:18:44 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: mikelets456

No, the examiners (unlawfully) demanded, and the bank complied. Way to go, Uncle Billy.


14 posted on 12/17/2010 11:19:33 AM PST by nina0113
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To: mikelets456

So the Federal Reserve can tell a private business not to display Bible verses on their website, no crosses in their facilities and no mention of Merry Christmas during Christmas?

No doubt the Fed is an abomination that should have never come into existence and as Jefferson stated represents a greater threat than a foreign standing army at our shores; but, ultimately the Fed is just another of Satan’s lackeys in an all out assault against the only Hope and Redeemer of mankind.

Satan is now at work in an increasingly brazen manner as all pretense is cast aside.


15 posted on 12/17/2010 11:24:03 AM PST by bereanway (I'd rather have 40 Marco Rubios than 60 Arlen Specters)
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To: mikelets456

When I was a kid, we went TO the Bank to get Christmas candy and see Santa!


16 posted on 12/17/2010 11:29:51 AM PST by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Yet_Again

I really think that time has come.


17 posted on 12/17/2010 11:56:30 AM PST by Josephat
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To: Cheetahcat

I think that’s the way to handle that. If they say NO...do it anyway. Tell ‘em mine their own business.


18 posted on 12/17/2010 11:58:07 AM PST by bobaloobob
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To: onedoug

“Tell them to go fed themselves.”

Exactly ,enough of this.


19 posted on 12/17/2010 12:10:54 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: bereanway

Rev 12:12
Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.”


20 posted on 12/17/2010 12:12:08 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: bobaloobob

“I think that’s the way to handle that. If they say NO...do it anyway. Tell ‘em mine their own business.”

Show them the door.


21 posted on 12/17/2010 12:13:27 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: mikelets456

More Federal parasites with too much time on their hands. Fire their arses! We’ll get along fine with half the Federal workforce


22 posted on 12/17/2010 12:15:34 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: pallis

Let’s not stop with the FED. There’s much work to be done.


23 posted on 12/17/2010 12:34:05 PM PST by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: Cheetahcat

The Fed — look on th eback of any dollar bill — th eplates they use still ink Annuit coeptis(Part of th egreat Seal) God has smiled on our endeavors. And across on the other side
the bird with all its symbolism and in the middle the National Motto IN GOD WE TRUST. and these ignoramous Feds say this bank needs to remove Christian symbols A cross was erected at Cape Henry when folk came to settle. The first legal document was a Christian covenant the Mayflower Compact.
the Northwest Ordinance noted Religion and Morality being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged. I could go on—but if I was the bank I’d tell them “get thee behind me Satan. this here country belongs to God.


24 posted on 12/17/2010 12:53:25 PM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: StonyBurk

“The Fed — look on th eback of any dollar bill — th eplates they use still ink Annuit coeptis(Part of th egreat Seal) God has smiled on our endeavors. And across on the other side
the bird with all its symbolism and in the middle the National Motto IN GOD WE TRUST. and these ignoramous Feds say this bank needs to remove Christian symbols A cross was erected at Cape Henry when folk came to settle. The first legal document was a Christian covenant the Mayflower Compact.
the Northwest Ordinance noted Religion and Morality being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged. I could go on—but if I was the bank I’d tell them “get thee behind me Satan. this here country belongs to God.”

Very nice post thank you.


25 posted on 12/17/2010 12:56:38 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: mikelets456

How LIBERALS stole Christmas, Kung Pao Buckaroo Holiday Link

26 posted on 12/17/2010 3:47:22 PM PST by GailA (NO JESUS, NO CHRISTmas!)
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