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interesting discussion - is it safety or political correctness or an agenda - not happy it is in my backyard . . . . .

Delaware town bans Nativity scene over safety concerns

By Caleb Parke | Fox News                    12/05/19

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A longheld Christmas tradition at the heart of Georgetown, Del., is ending this year due to public safety concerns, town officials claim.

The new town policy banning unattended displays means the annual Nativity scene, depicting the birth of Jesus, will no longer appear in the town's circle, according to WBOC.

"We have a beautifully decorated Christmas tree in the center and our light poles all speak of the Christmas season and I think the nativity scene falls within that," Charlie Koskey, owner of Chardon LTD Jewelers, told the local TV station. "I think it’s important that these symbols represent the faiths of everyone that’s gonna be celebrating this time of year."

 

The policy was not specifically aimed at religious displays, the Cape Gazette reports.

“There have been instances where unattended displays have been placed on The Circle and became safety issues,” Gene Dvornick, the town manager, told the newspaper. “The town’s policy on unattended displays does not just apply to religious displays; it applies to any and all unattended displays.”

The town manager claims it is really about public safety concerns.

Source:      https://www.foxnews.com/us/delaware-town-bans-nativity-scene-safety

 

 

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Santa Johnny Boy

Really? Geez...

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Santa Bill Reiller

Wonder what their safety concerns are?   If it really worry about them blowing into the road weigh them down.  They will not go anywhere.  Geez

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Black Hills Santa

I wonder if their worry is that people may realize that were it not for the love of God he would not have sent his only begotten son to this world for our salvation, we would be doomed?

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TamaleClaus

Wonder if that also goes for Flag Poles, statues.  Historical markers?

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Santa Bill III

My home town still has the nativity display set up each year at the center of town.  Years ago there was a suit to have it taken down (government/religion), but it turns out that the Moravian Church owns the small plot of lad that it sits on.  So it stays and is enjoyed by many people of the town an many tourists that come to visit Lititz PA.

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Tommy

So, were unattended displays a problem in the past years or was this just decided upon this year?  Were there injurires or property damage from unattended displays in past years?  Something smells fishy here.

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Schwindy

NO, NO listen ...... This totally makes sense. .....

Have we not ALL heard and seen the flying projectiles that happen during the high winds and strong storms that come with the Old Man winter weather. You know if they made straps or tie down wires that were not tripping hazards, or if only there was a way to anchor down these displays SAFELY that could sustain high winds but ... sadly no, sadly we have yet to find
a real MacGyver who could help us ALL OUT WITH THESE THINGS .....

Now to add it to our Christmas List and hope that it comes through for Christmas of 2020

In case you were not sure to "is this guy serious"

NO, not at all

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