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Postby JA on Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:46 pm

There are very few things that get me fired up this quickly. It is painful how intolerant society has become.. there is zero sense of community anymore.

North Andover ‘Merry Christmas’ sign ordered taken down
By Associated Press
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - Added 4m ago

Town officials told firefighters last week to take down the homemade sign after they said people complained.

Fire Chief William Martineau said Monday that the sign was made by firefighters about 50 years ago and never had been an issue before.

The order comes a week after selectmen voted to allow a menorah display on the town common for only one day instead of all eight days of Hanukkah. They said a new town common policy only allows displays to stay up for one day, no matter what they are.

Town Manager Mark Rees said the town’s public buildings should not be displaying things specific to a particular religion.
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Re: Traditions

Postby GuitarTeacher on Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:48 pm

Are they serious? What, do people burst into flame if they don't agree with wishing folks a Merry Christmas? Sheesh. If folks don't agree with the sign, they should just ignore it, it's not detrimental to anyone's health. For crying out loud, this is out of control.
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