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.
Hey Frankmusic, an astute observation. I saw that also, and that is exactly why I typed "PHOTOSHOPPED" in BOLD CAPS immediately beneath it. It's not my work, just copied it off the web. That, and because I thought it was funny; but I didn't want to disparage the Pope. I simply wanted everyone who saw it to know, that I knew, that it was obviously PhotoShopped.
I know you are a pro at this stuff; most of your 'posts' are amazing and appear professionally done. So enjoy the humor of this flawed image if you choose and keep making your excellent pics. I readily admit, I do not even have PhotoShop on my computer, so I am envious of your work.
James: Please, know that I was not criticizing you at all. You and I are definitely on the same page. I've seen that very image before on the web and elsewhere. At that moment I simply decided to throw a stone at it, so to speak.
Thanks much for your kind words. :-)
Thanks, down deep I thought that; but I just wanted to make sure. Thanks for your reply. Jim
Are some on this site are trying to divide and conquer ?
WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRIST MASS WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRIST MASS AND A HAPPY HANNUKAH. EVERYBODY SING.
Presidents Bedtime Story 12/6/15 8:00 Pm
This Leader Of The Anti American party Can't Say Christmas. he Makes Up Lies About Radical Islam. There Is No Such Thing As Radical Islam. There Is Only One Islam. it Is Not A Hijacked Religion. The Only Thing That Ever Got Hijacked Were Four American planes By Deeply Religious Moslems From Saudi Arabia And Yemen. This Spokesman For Christian Cleansing Is Lieing Like A Persian Rug.
Here Is A Bull Shot Checker.
1-Name Our 65 Allies. We Have 2 Ourselves And St. Kitts And St Kitts Just Dropped Out.
2- Name Our Moslem Allies. Set Up A Phone Bank For Moslems To Call That Support The Usa And Will Give Their Names And Addresses.
100 Phones. Not One Ringing. Oh Boy A Call. Hello No I Don't Want Another My Pillow.
3-Name Your Real Enemy Besides Christianity
4-Name The 57 States The Took Part In The Crusades.
5-If The Teleprompter Went Down Could You Finish Your 14 Minute Speech?
6-Why Are You Threatening 300 Million Americans With Charges Of Discrimination?
7-Did You Say When It Comesdown To Us Or Them I'm With Them?
8-Did You Say Isis Is A Jv Team That Is Scheduled To Play In The California Open.
9-Why Is Your Phony Air War Failing? Why Are 75% Of Planes Returning With Their Ordinance. Are We Out Of Bombs?
10-Why Do You Blame Us And Not The Enemy?
11- Why Wasn't Donald Trump Allowed On Fox To Answer The Obama Lies Yet Marco Rubio Was?
12-When Rob O'neil Killed Bin Laden Why Was The News Not Released Till 10:30 On A Sunday Night When The Country Was Half Asleep?
13-How Much More Will You Hurt Us Before You Are Forced To Leave?
After 911 And 3100 Dead I Asked What Is The Magic Number That Will Force An Entire Country To Wreak Holy Hell On The People Who Are Killing Our Country? 4600 Dead Troops In Iraq Under Bush. 461 Dead In Afghanistan Under 8 Years Of Bush. 2400 Kia In Afghanistan under Obama. Covered Up As Nato Troops To Be Identified Later And A Wounded Increase Ratio From 7-1 To 10-1.The Magic Number Appears To Be One Million Dead. Walid Shoebat A Terrorist Experts Says Millions.
Please take me off this list. Stop sending all.
"Give me back my marbles; I'm going home!"
Listen, my friend, "It's Christmas!" I have eaten latkes during Chanukkah (one of the many spellings of the holiday!), so, my Jewish friend, "Give us a break!"
Q: What's Jewish and lives in water?
A: A [G]oldfish!
Lighten up and laugh!
She can deport herself to Russia...better yet....North Korea. She along with other communist minded traitors are not American..because they refuse to believe what God this Great Country was praying to. And along with that comes people praising and loving God by creating songs, and lifestyles he approves of.