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December 6, 2012

More Liberal-Progressivism Run-Amuck: Senior's Christmas Tree Banned As 'Religious Symbol'

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Residents of The Willows senior apartment complex in Newhall, California gather around a Christmas tree that the owners ordered staff in a memo to take down.

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The Daily News reports:

Residents in a Newhall senior apartment complex are protesting an order from management to remove their beloved Christmas tree from the community room because, they were told, it's a religious symbol.

On Tuesday, Tarzana-based JB Partners Group Inc. sent a memo to staff at The Willows senior apartment building demanding they take down Christmas trees and menorahs in communal areas.

The company has owned The Willows for four years, but this is the first time it's given such a directive to staff.

[...] Resident Edna Johnson said Law had told her the tree had to be taken down because it's a religious symbol.

"We could put out Easter baskets, have turkey for Thanksgiving but no tree for Christmas because it has Christ's name in the beginning of Christmas," Johnson said.

Frances Schaeffer, who is Jewish, said she doesn't understand the property management company's stance.

"This tree is a symbol of reverence that we can all enjoy regardless of our religious beliefs" she said.

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(Image: Andy Holzman/Daily News Staff Photographer)

Posted by Hyscience at December 6, 2012 11:40 AM



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