Residents of a senior adult apartment complex in California staged a protest after the management of their building announced a ban on Christmas trees and menorahs in communal areas.
“We’re all angry,” resident Fern Scheel told the Los Angeles Daily News. “We want that tree. Where’s our freedom? This is ridiculous.”
JB Partners Group sent a memorandum to The Willows in Newhall, Calif. ordering them to remove the Christmas tree from the community room because they deemed it a religious symbol, the newspaper reported.
Odd isn’t it? On one hand we often hear Atheists mock Christmas by saying that Christmas trees are from a pagan origin, yet, they just as often seek to remove them because they are symbols of Christmas. How convenient. Also odd is that groups like the one behind this bit of madness will seemingly offend everyone so as to not offend some whiny screwball, who MIGHT get offended!
The truth is that those who scream bloody murder when they see a Christmas tree, or Santa, or a manger scene, or the colors red and green, or hear that kids might be shown A Charlie Brown Christmas are backasswards, intolerant, malcontents who think they are entitled to make everyone else bow to their ways. And those that give in to them are cowards and fools.
The city of Charlotte, N.C., is levying fines on a local church after it says one landscaping parishioner “improperly” pruned the crape myrtle trees of Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church.
The Charlotte Observer has the details (emphasis mine):
The church was fined $100 per branch cut for excessive pruning, bringing the violation to $4,000.
“I just couldn’t believe it when I heard about it,” Sales said. “We trim our trees back every three years all over our property, and this is the first time we have been fined.”
The fine will be dropped if the church replaces each of the improperly pruned trees, said Tom Johnson, senior urban forester for city of Charlotte Land Development Division. “When they are nonrepairable, when they have been pruned beyond repair, we will ask them to be replaced,” Johnson said. “We do that for a number of reasons but mainly because they are going to come back unhealthy and create a dangerous situation down the road.”
How about the government’s unconstitutional pruning of our liberties?