Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas illegal?

I'm not offended by Hannukah, Ramadan, Kwaanza, or even World Humanist Day. This may sound rude, but I don't care if you are offended by Christmas.  Nobody has a right to not be offended, so just tough it out.  

The way things are going, in a few years it will be illegal to display anything religious on private property if it's in view of the public.


  1. Judging from your previous posts, you are a fan of the 'free market.' A great example of 'free market' forces is: if a company wishes to make sure it does not alienate customers, it will try to be as non controversial as possible. This is apparent in cultural sensitivity of saying 'Happy Holidays,' instead of assuming their customers are of a particular cultural practice. No war, just market sensitivity.

    Where is an example of Christmas decorations being forcibly removed from private property?

  2. You're right, Paul. It should be up to the company. But I see the possibility of a loud minority scaring company leadership into alienating a quieter minority by dropping "Christmas" from its advertising.

    And then there is a case we had here in Oklahoma... A bank was forced by the FDIC to remove Christmas decorations from the lobby, on the theory that since the bank gets money from the government it amounted to an establishment of religion. So yes, it is happening and probably more than hits the news.

    Banks are privately owned and not an agency of the government. If this is allowed to stand what is next? When my company prints something for the government and receives a check for it will that pull us down the slippery slope?


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