Another bullshit lawsuit threat against Christmas

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    This Rabbi is a jerk, Christmas trees aren't the same as a stinking Menorah. I'm really tired of this country's diversity being an excuse for a lousy lawsuit. I'm sure Jili/Grump would agree with the grounds for this bullshit but I think the rest of the nation is getting very bored with the asshole lawyers in this country(easily some of the most useless, dishonest twats on the planet).

    http://www.king5.com/localnews/stories/NW_120906WABxmastreesEL.11b0d0cc.html#

    Xmas trees removed from Sea-Tac
    05:57 PM PST on Saturday, December 9, 2006
    By KIM HOLCOMB / KING 5 News

    No menorah, no tree
    SEA-TAC Airport - All of the Christmas trees inside the terminal at Sea-Tac have been removed in response to a complaint by a rabbi.

    A local rabbi wanted to install an 8-foot menorah and have a public lighting ceremony. He threatened to sue if the menorah wasn’t put up, and gave a two-day deadline to remove the trees.

    Sea-Tac public affairs manager Terri-Ann Betancourt said the trees that adorn the Sea-Tac upper and lower levels may not properly represent all cultures.

    She said that since this is their busiest time of year and they don't have time to add a fair representation of all cultures, her department decided to take down all of the decorations, review their policies, and decide if they need to make a change for next year.

    "You know, our focus is on customer service, getting our passengers through the airport, and we thought if we could take the trees down and avoid litigation because we don't want to littigate with this individual, we want to reach some kind of solution," Betancourt said. "But that is going to take some thoughtful discussion and we would like to have time to have that thoughtful discussion."

    Until then, no Christmas decor at Sea-Tac.
     
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    Lawyers are taking our constitution, beating us over the head with it, using it to promote socialism and getting rich doing it. Think about it--Who exactly was it that defiined being legally "offended". This guy needs to be run out of town on a rail.
     
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    Come on guys, lets place blame where it’s due. Terri-Ann Betancourt and the rabbi are to blame here not Lawyers, none were involved.

    Terri-Ann Betancourt should have grown a pair and told the rabbi to F’ OFF, Sea-Tac may be run buy the city but it’s not a government building. So, IMO, the rabbi didn’t even have legal grounds to bring suit. Sure he coulda, so what?

    It’s the wackos and the appeasers you should be pissed at, IMO.
     
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    The problem is that OJ didn't have a case either but walked. The legal system is iffy at best and at the whims of juries who vote thier emotions instead of the facts. When the common man has to hire an attorney to explain the law, the law is too complicated. I wouldn't think spilling hot coffee all over yourself was grounds for a lawsuit either.
     
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    And what does all that have to do with a wacko rabbi?:)
     
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    I did not see any Christmas signs on the tree. Therefore, in this case, I think that the airport should have kept the tree. It was not singling out Christianity above other religions. If the tree had Christian symbols (Nativity scenes, a crucifix, etc.) then there might be grounds for a lawsuit.
     
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    Libs keep bellowing how their is NO war on Christmas

    Yet the facts keep getting in the way of those talking points
     
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    Please concisely define “war on Christmas”. I don’t see a war on Christmas in the sense that people are trying to remove it and replace it with other religions. People merely want fairness and “equal time”. If there is going to be Christmas symbols on the “public square” then people of non-Christian religions should be allowed to have their religions recognized by having symbols representing their religions displayed in the “public square”. That is all that there is to it.

    I understand that an airport is a facility where aircraft such as airplanes and helicopters can take off and land. Its purpose is not to serve as a church. Yet, did the public airport in which the Muslims created a “scene” have a small church for Christian prayer or a synagogue for Jewish prayer? If so, then it should also have a small mosque for Islamic prayer.
     
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    Christians are very tolerant--they do not try to impede the size or manner of other religions' celebrations.
     
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    Does it matter that 85+% of this country celebrates Christmas? Logic tells me it does.

    I don't think it is reasonable to expect an airport to provide a facility for every religion in the world. They should do what some hospitals I've been to have done - provide a non-denominational quiet room for anyone to pray. Is that not sufficient?
     

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