Atheist Democrat quits over Christmas tree controversy!
Atheist New Jersey Councilwoman Charlene Storey, stormed out of the Roselle Park council meeting after legislators voted 4-2 decided to call the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, a “Christmas Tree Lighting”. She stormed out of the meeting and tendered her resignation: “I cannot in good conscience continue to be part of a council that is exclusionary or to work with a Mayor who i such!”
She believes that using “Christmas” in association with the lighting ceremony excludes non-Christians.
On his part, Rosselle Park Mayor Carl Hokanson is the man who suggested the label of Christmas tree to the town’s green tree with red balls on its branches and white lights strung around it. “I can’t believe that people are going this crazy over this,” he said. “There are more important things going on in this world. A Christmas tree is a Christmas tree. The Easter Bunny is the Easter Bunny and not the Holiday Bunny.”
After meeting with the mayor privately she decided to retract her resignation.
The lighting ceremony is to take place on December 11.
Gunning down Christmas
Several holiday-themed billboard ads around South Carolina ignited more Christmas controversy as they were considered offensive to Christians. The billboards placed by a firearms retailer has five “golden rings” in a land revolver, another has a handgun with a suppressor and the words “Silent night” appearing next to it.
Starbucks cup design is dubbed cupgate…
Santa vs. Satan
The Satanic Temple of Detroit wants to create a “snaketivity” display in response to the live nativity scene and carol-singing planned on the lawn of the Michigan Capitol.
“We have no interest in proselytizing Satanism to the public. However we refuse to allow one religious perspective to dominate the discourse,” said Satanic Temple Director Jex Blackmore in a statement. “For that reason. When there is one religious display on public grounds, we’ll offer another, and we urge other minority voices to do the same.”