Actual case brought up in discussion group>
In the town of Metuchen, New Jersey, a minor controversy has arisen over the display of celebratory objects during the December holiday period. For at least sixty years, the town has celebrated Christmas by outlining the town hall with colored Christmas lights, decorating evergreen trees on the grounds with lights, and putting up a mailbox for letters to Santa Claus.
This changed when a Jewish lady draped a flag of a menorah. The town said the lights were not religious but the flag is.
Is lights, trees and santa the same as a religious symbol? What should be allowed and how would you make the entire town happy?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:34 PM on Feb. 10, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by sati769leigh at 2:37 PM on Feb. 10, 2010
Answer by waldorfmom at 3:01 PM on Feb. 10, 2010
Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 4:47 PM on Feb. 10, 2010