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.
Filthy ass kissing whore to islam
Oh Pete, Pete, Pete is every woman a "whore" to you. I seems that every time you make a blog comment, you accuse someone of being a whore. OMG, it makes me so HOT. Please respond and CALL ME A WHORE. Or would I be a GIGOLO? Whatever, either one will do. I think I love you; got any kin who are goats? Merry Christmas!
Pete, I take it you're not a Christian.
HOW do you draw that conclusion? Just because of the language?
What a stupid woman. It's a tree decorated because of Christmas. No other religion has a tree, and no other holiday has a tree, so why call it anything other than a "Christmas Tree"? She did everyone a favor by resigning.
She will being telling a different "Storey" when her non-Chtistians get their hands on her !
She is sure to go to Hell, the sooner the better.
Would it not be more Christian to pray for her salvation? She certainly needs a Saul type encounter on her road to Damascus.
Go for it........... What makes you think he's NOT? Interesting the way you draw conclusions.
WOW, An early Christmas gift! Merry Christmas and a Happy Christian New Year everyone.