It came down to the addition of a single word for the a tree lighting ceremony, but that word carried enough significance for borough Councilwoman Charlene Storey to resign.
Minutes after the council voted 4-2 Thursday night to change the name of the ceremony from A Tree Lighting to A Christmas Tree Lighting, the councilwoman-at-large, left the meeting. She later submitted her letter of resignation with the municipal clerk's office.
"I cannot in good conscience continue to be part of a council that is exclusionary or to work with a Mayor who is such," Storey said in her letter.
When reached today, Storey said she regretted having to resign, but said the change "cuts non-Christians out of the loop and favors one religion."
Storey, who was raised Catholic but is now a "non-believer" and has never hidden that fact, said the issue is a matter of principle.
Changing the ceremony, she said, "turned it from a non-religious event to a religious one."
Storey said Mayor Carl Hokanson had briefly mentioned the idea of making the change several days ago. However, Storey said the resolution for the change was not listed on the agenda and she was surprised when it was brought up at the meeting.
She said she had checked other municipalities and only found events, tree lightings or holiday tree lightings, and none that included the word Christmas.
@ Marilyn----Love it, they jiving!!! I would urge everyone, seriously, to add something to your outdoor Christmas Decor, that designates your Christianity. It's us or them, in Texas, I moved into a neighborhood that has dozens of Nativity scenes, and I love knowing I live among Christians. I put up one every year to honor the Birth of Christ.
Along with a Nativity Cresch,, I have decorated signs around my Property saying " Jesus is the Reason for the Season "!!!!
TOTALLY WORKS FOR ME ;o)
BE SURE TO TELL THAT IN CONFESSION
Then again, every liberal jerk likes to fall to their knees and apologize for upsetting the sensibilities of one person...to bad she's white, she would have been blessed by The (not-so) Great -0- & praised for courage in the face of adversary...by the "queen" of mean. Facing down and standing up for her principles of hating Christmas...she would have gotten a dinner invitation to the WH and possibly a job as a czar. But thanks to the color of her skin...she gets nothing!
My parting thought is: good riddance dumbass.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND A HAPPY TRUMP YEAR!
Well folks, the commie-liberal-atheists took GOD out of schools...and we (or our parents) didn't speak up. So what's to stop the whiners from doing away with Christmas?
GOOD RIDDANCE!! Now, Get Out OF Our CHRISTIAN NATION!!
Why to you say the the US is a Christian Nation?