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A fire fighting crew from Ohio has received disciplinary action against them for chipping in money to pay for a billboard wishing their community a Merry Christmas.

Seventeen firefighters belonging to one shift, known as Crew 3 or Super Crew 3, have received punishments ranging from reprimands for the firefighters and suspensions and probationary periods for three lieutenants and a captain. In addition, a retired captain has been barred from all fire stations in Lancaster.

The billboard was paid for by the firefighters, who decided that they would show “crew pride” instead of exchanging gifts. The billboard was in place from November 30 to December 15 when it was ordered removed. A city attorney determined it presented a civil liability because the “Merry Christmas” message expressed religious favoritism. Those involved are also in trouble for failing to get permission to take the picture at a Lancaster firehouse while they were on duty.

Once again, the arbitrary decision of one (the city attorney) determines the fate of many proving once again that no good deed goes unpunished.

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Santa Bruce Geron

What a sad state of affairs. 

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Schwindy

As it's only getting worst, I am truly afraid the Christians will be the ones who will NO LONGER be ever allowed to show and try to represent what I thought was a freedom for ALL. Turns out, my beliefs like the men in this article, aren't allowed to be expressed out loud!

BUT LET US ALL REMEMBER.....................................

Before we tell the world, that the WORLD HATES US, PLEASE REMEMBER AS JESUS reminds us, remember they hated me first! .............. :santa_cry:

John 15:18

The Hatred of the World

"If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me first."

That is exactly what this is, it isn't anything other than a HATE for Christianity. Well that's my two and off the box I hop!

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Elf Without Jingles

I have  only one  word to say: idiots!

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Niceville Santa
2 hours ago, Elf Without Jingles said:

I have  only one  word to say: idiots!

Now, now, phrase it properly: MERRY CHRISTMAS idiots!

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Elf Without Jingles

OK then. Merry Christmas, idiots!

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Santa Caras

Well........one could always turn the other cheek and take your lumps or......

involve their union and fight it. Get lawyers and start talking Constiututional rights.  Unless there are codes in the citys procedure books against billboards privately paid for, what laws were broken? The station is publicly owned. If  I wanted to use a snapshot of it, I dont think they could prevent me. Most cities dont want the attraction such a fight would bring and may quietly settle from within. 

Our governments are getting too big for their britches and getting involved in every little nuance of our lives. I for one am tired of it. 

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