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A new low in the Christmas battles of political correctness.

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Michael Rielly
REDINGTON BEACH, FL. – Although the Christmas holiday season is seven months away, the town’s board of commissioners will soon be faced with a difficult decision. Should the town retain its traditional Christmas season angel decorations or choose a display that won’t offend those who believe the angels are an endorsement of the Christian religion? Political correctness could win that battle and the angels could have their wings clipped.

Should the town retain its traditional Christmas season angel decorations or choose a display that won’t offend those who believe the angels are an endorsement of the Christian religion? Political correctness could win that battle and the angels could have their wings clipped.

That literally happened in Orlando a few years ago. According to information obtained on the Internet, the manager of an Orlando area retirement home ordered an employee to cut the wings off the angel on the Christmas tree so as not to offend anyone.

I just sent them an email to let them know how offended *I* am...

http://www.townofredingtonbeach.com/commission.php

info@townofredingtonbeach.com

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Carlo Klemm

Thanks Mike,

I too have just e-mailed them with my concern over being offended by the wishes of a few.

I reminded them that the American coinage still states, IN GOD WE TRUST. The government recognizes religion, they should too.

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Guest clauswithacause

Can this get any sillier?

Christianity isn't the only religion that believes in angeels... All the big three do (Islam, Judaism & Christianity) as well as Zoroastrianism and many others...

What is an angel without wings?

Edited by clauswithacause

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Santa Bear

What's an angel without wings? I think they called him Clarence.

Seriously tho, this is getting to be just ridiculous. You can't decorate your community for a holiday because a small percentage of its residents believe otherwise? Yep, don't want to offend anyone or step on any toes. I say majority rules. The rest can deal with it.

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Michael Rielly
What's an angel without wings? I think they called him Clarence.

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Elf Gary
:mad: I hate "Political Correctness", why should be that humanity has been given the right to expess thier beliefs but cower at the prospect of offending imature minded individuals who never learned that in life we get our feelings hurt, that it is all a part of the freedom to think in ways others may not agree with? :mad:

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Santa JerryO

Thanks Mike for the link, I too have e-mailed them with my thoughts of clipping wings. We (the United Sates of America) were founded I thought on one of the original principles of religious freedom. This is a country where those that of different creeds, and religious belief all can walk the streets on the day that they so chose to worship and do so without fear. We have become so politically correct that we are losing or own freedom. The majority should rule. This is America and the wonderful part of this country is that if you don't like how things are being run you can leave all together.

The founding fathers are rolling over in their graves as they see the freedoms that so many have fought and died for are being lost to only a few.

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Carlo Klemm

Quick question Mike and Jerry.

Did you get a response from the council or the town? I never got anything back. Guess maybe I didn't really expect anything but it would have been considerate of them.

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Santa JerryO

No Santa Edson as of right now I have not received a reply, but then again I really didn't expect one. It would have been nice to at least know they read my reply. Yet that is also one of our freedoms and that one they will invoke I am sure.

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