Wednesday, December 13, 2006

"Just when you thought it was safe to wish your Christian friends a Merry Christmas in public..."

Rabbi Marc Gellman on the Seattle Christmas tree crisis:

Using our courts to prohibit the displays of Christmas trees is more than frivolous. It is stupid, divisive and frivolous. It generates ill will towards Jews or the ACLU or whoever brings the suit, and it unnecessarily burdens the court. People who are offended at decorated trees with no angel, no star and no crèche need to get a life, and need to reconsider what constitutes a true offense against the First Amendment.

The right solution here is obvious. Put back the trees and erect a menorah display paid for, like the trees, by the airport... (Newsweek)

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