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Christmas decorations cause controversy
www.nbcnews.com ^ | december 17, 2013

Posted on 12/17/2013 3:29:06 PM PST by lowbridge

One Christmas display in Newton has pitted neighbor against neighbor.

The home glows with holiday cheer in one Newton neighborhood: Santa, snowmen, baby Jesus in a manger. For the Hunter family it's an electric display of the Christmas spirit, but someone sent them a letter saying otherwise.

“Not everybody in the neighborhood is Christian and many people do not wish to see such a flagrant display of your beliefs,” said Kelly Hunter, received complaint.

The letter was signed only "your neighbors." The person who wrote it complained that the trimmings are tacky.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: christmas; massachusetts; newton
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1 posted on 12/17/2013 3:29:07 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Massholes.


2 posted on 12/17/2013 3:30:42 PM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: lowbridge

‘Tis the Season without Reason, for some.


3 posted on 12/17/2013 3:32:22 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: lowbridge

My God, now they are going after “Tacky”.
Is there no end to it?

Ok, just tell them it’s Kitsch.


4 posted on 12/17/2013 3:32:32 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: lowbridge

First they said they just want the religious displays out of the public square because it is unconstitutional, and that it fine to have it in your yard.

Now they want it out of your yard.


5 posted on 12/17/2013 3:34:01 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: lowbridge

Unless you can show me where I’m violating a law the I’ll do what I want on my own land and you can do the same.


6 posted on 12/17/2013 3:35:13 PM PST by bgill
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To: lowbridge
The righteous people need a bigger crèche!

20 foot tall wisemen, etc.

7 posted on 12/17/2013 3:35:45 PM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: lowbridge
“You are of course free worship as you believe, celebrate as you please, and free to have bad taste, but please have the good sense to do these things in the privacy of your own home. Sincerely, your neighbors.” Kelly Hunter read.

Apparently these nitwits fail to understand "their home" end at their property line.

8 posted on 12/17/2013 3:35:55 PM PST by Fzob (Jesus + anything = nothing, Jesus + nothing = everything)
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To: lowbridge

They need more and brighter lights.


9 posted on 12/17/2013 3:37:33 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: lowbridge

I hope that this family is able to enjoy the Christmas season despite this. What a shame that some today are motivated by such hostility.


10 posted on 12/17/2013 3:39:35 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Fzob

Atheists are nasty people.


11 posted on 12/17/2013 3:40:20 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: trisham

They never should have published or acknowledged the letter. Then the offending neighbor would wonder if they ever got the letter. That’s how I would have handled it. Never let anyone get under your skin - (my boss hates me) ... snicker ...


12 posted on 12/17/2013 3:42:44 PM PST by 11th_VA (I want a president who won't enforce tax laws ...)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Atheists are nasty people.

I hate to label people but my experience debating atheists on the web is they are indeed a nasty bunch.

13 posted on 12/17/2013 3:42:55 PM PST by Fzob (Jesus + anything = nothing, Jesus + nothing = everything)
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To: lowbridge

I wonder if these jackwads go after Ramadan and Kwanzaa too?


14 posted on 12/17/2013 3:42:59 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Fzob

My experience as well. And extremely condescending.


15 posted on 12/17/2013 3:44:35 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: lowbridge
Intolerant leftist creeps,

Every nativity I see displayed on a lawn?

I go back with a Christmas card and put it in their door. I thank them for the display. Tell them how good it is to see it. Wish them a Merry Christmas.

16 posted on 12/17/2013 3:45:08 PM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: lowbridge

Video
http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/metro-west/10012497822359/newton-christmas-decorations-cause-controversy/


17 posted on 12/17/2013 3:47:50 PM PST by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: lowbridge
If they don't like it, stay the hell inside their homes with the blinds drawn. Or they could just move the hell back to whatever $*ithole they came from.

There is nothing in the constitution that protects the right not to be offended.

If you want to know how I really feel freepmail me, and I'll tell you.

18 posted on 12/17/2013 3:48:21 PM PST by Big Mack (I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to eat VEGETABLES!)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
They need more and brighter lights.


19 posted on 12/17/2013 3:48:56 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

>>My experience as well. And extremely condescending.<<

The good news is that when they leave this mortal coil, they will return to the dust since they discarded their souls.


20 posted on 12/17/2013 3:50:19 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: lowbridge

Only in obamaland would Christmas decorations cause controversy. I bet they cause controversy in shariah land too. Just sayin’


21 posted on 12/17/2013 3:51:35 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11) Hey, Harry Reid.. 1-800-318-2596!)
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To: lowbridge

The correct response would be, “We’ll pray for these joyless neighbors, who want to ruin our Christmas celebration.” The incorrect response would be to take down the lights and the manger scene. There is no constitutional right in the USA to not be offended.


22 posted on 12/17/2013 3:52:03 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: lowbridge

“Not everybody in the neighborhood is Christian and many people do not wish to see such a flagrant display of your beliefs,”

Obviously, not all of her neighbors are American or believe in American values. What if the next time she decorates her home it’s with lights that spell out “some of my neighbors are intemperate jerks”


23 posted on 12/17/2013 3:52:17 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: lowbridge

The tackier, the better!


24 posted on 12/17/2013 3:56:19 PM PST by DallasDeb
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To: 11th_VA
my boss hates me

You have one of Rush's signs of a sane mind--you don't let others get your goat! Congrats!

25 posted on 12/17/2013 3:58:50 PM PST by DallasDeb
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To: Fzob

Umm, has this moron ever sent a letter to the sodomites on parade? “Privacy of their own homes”?


26 posted on 12/17/2013 3:59:19 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: lowbridge
From the article:

The Hunter family says they won't let this letter put a sour note on their Christmas.

Pray for 'em (the neighbors), it'll teach 'em a lesson. ;-)

27 posted on 12/17/2013 3:59:56 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: Big Mack

I think I love you!


28 posted on 12/17/2013 4:00:13 PM PST by DallasDeb
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To: ilovesarah2012
Atheists are nasty people.

No, atheists are peaceful, tolerant, rational people. Now retract your comment or we'll sue you into next week.

29 posted on 12/17/2013 4:06:10 PM PST by Lonely Bull
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To: tet68
My God, now they are going after “Tacky”

 photo tacky.jpg

30 posted on 12/17/2013 4:06:17 PM PST by teacherwoes (obamacare--like you need a hole in your head)
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To: Mastador1

My guess is that the author of the letter is pretending to speak for some of the neighbors when in reality speaking only for him/herself.


31 posted on 12/17/2013 4:07:57 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge
“Not everybody in the neighborhood is Christian and many people do not wish to see such a flagrant display of your beliefs,”

More proof that the commie 'RAT meme, "Diversity and multiculturalism makes us stronger" is nothing but a massive crock of sh*t.

32 posted on 12/17/2013 4:10:56 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all my fellow Americans. "Whatever" to everybody else!)
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To: lowbridge
Christmas decorations cause controversy

Misleading title. The controversy was not caused by the decorations. The controversy was caused by intolerant liberals.

33 posted on 12/17/2013 4:14:29 PM PST by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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To: lowbridge

perhaps the disgruntled neighbor should learn a tad of “tolerance”...

isnt that whats being a no good self absorbed progressive dope is all about?


34 posted on 12/17/2013 4:16:11 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: lowbridge

My guess is that the author of the letter is pretending to speak for some of the neighbors when in reality speaking only for him/herself.

Seeing as how the article states the display was started 40 years ago, you can be sure that it some jerk new to the neighborhood that feels they can change history, just because they are “special”.


35 posted on 12/17/2013 4:16:52 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: nascarnation
"I wonder if these jackwads go after Ramadan and Kwanzaa too?"

No, because every person is born with a knowledge of God in his or her soul. Deep down these fools know Jesus Christ is the truth, but they're fighting against it.

36 posted on 12/17/2013 4:18:12 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: lowbridge

My response would be to set up an additional 10 - 15 nativity scenes in my front yard, with bright spotlights shining upon each and every one.

I’d also add hidden cameras in case the scrooge neighbor tried to mess with the nativity scenes.


37 posted on 12/17/2013 4:18:32 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Second Amendment makes all the other amendments possible)
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To: Big Mack
Yo, Big,

Let it all hang out brother. I like your mindset.

The part of the "First" that cows atheists and other libtard moonbats is the ONE thing christians and conservative have NOT used to PUNCH BACK!

To wit: " ...or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;..."

Grow a pair, ball your fists, and go in SWINGING!

Its the ONLY thing that will make them see sense.

38 posted on 12/17/2013 4:18:54 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
They need more and brighter lights.


39 posted on 12/17/2013 4:22:00 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: 11th_VA
They never should have published or acknowledged the letter. Then the offending neighbor would wonder if they ever got the letter. That’s how I would have handled it. Never let anyone get under your skin - (my boss hates me) ... snicker ...

i think this is excellent advice... i am finding that it is best to let things just fall and die like dried-out rose petals... it goes no where... nasty comments... rumors... things that cause unnecessary drama... let God be your defender...

40 posted on 12/17/2013 4:22:42 PM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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“Your neighbors.” Maybe. More likely the town crank. Best thing to do with a letter like this is to ignore it.


41 posted on 12/17/2013 4:28:27 PM PST by Godwin1
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To: lowbridge

If the issue is not important enough for the offended party to bring it to me in person, it’s not important enough for me to worry about it.


42 posted on 12/17/2013 4:31:09 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Newton MA population is one-third Jewish.


43 posted on 12/17/2013 4:32:49 PM PST by Lisbon1940
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To: lowbridge

Many are pointing fingers at atheists but I’m putting my money on filthy islamofascists.


44 posted on 12/17/2013 4:33:44 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: latina4dubya; DallasDeb
let God be your defender...

That's what it's all about ...

Christmas Cheers !!!

45 posted on 12/17/2013 4:39:35 PM PST by 11th_VA (I want a president who won't enforce tax laws ...)
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To: Lisbon1940

So you think a Jewish neighbor sent the letter?


46 posted on 12/17/2013 4:41:08 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: lowbridge

"Hey, Clark! Just send those guys over here. I'll talk to them!!"

47 posted on 12/17/2013 4:49:13 PM PST by Gritty (Liberals think living your life free of welfare, EBT, and government nannies is "cheating"-J Hawkins)
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To: lowbridge

The folks of Newton are very, very much especially special.


48 posted on 12/17/2013 4:50:39 PM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: lowbridge

Close your curtains or move back to old neighborhood.


49 posted on 12/17/2013 5:00:10 PM PST by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Hah you sound like me. I would just add more!!


50 posted on 12/17/2013 5:11:08 PM PST by sheana
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