Jewish Town Forced To Decorate For Christmas After Whiny Christian Objects To Menorah

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Around this time of year, many people are thinking of Christmas. However, there are many other holidays that are celebrated in the winter holiday season — including Hanukkah, which is a Jewish holiday. However, one New Jersey town that is predominantly occupied by a 60 % Jewish population was not allowed to celebrate that holiday in peace this year.

A Christian woman by the name of Vivian Knight bullied the town of Lakewood, New Jersey to take down its annual holiday display, which includes a menorah and Christmas tree. Knight’s own Calvary Lighthouse church pastor, Rev. Wesley L. Lindquist, has even distanced himself from her bigoted actions. He said that when Knight spoke to him about not having a nativity scene while there was a menorah, he had no reason to believe she’d threaten to sue the town. Lakewood Mayor Albert Akerman said of the situation:

“She wanted to make the distinction that the menorah is a religious symbol and the tree is not. She threatened to sue.”

There was predictably a serious fallout from that situation. From Raw Story:

In response, Township Attorney Steven Secare recommended the menorah display be removed while he researched what holiday display would be constitutional.

Akerman added that when he told the pastor about the menorah’s removal, Lindquist seemed pleased.

“I spoke to him and told him that the only other option was to take down the menorah. And he said, ‘Well, thank you, I appreciate it,’” Akerman told the paper.

It turns out that now that the town only has a holiday celebration for the Christian holiday of Christmas, that she is more likely to get them sued for violating the separation of church and state. Harold Herskowitz, who owns a business in the area, said:

“Up and down the street there’s Christmas wreaths on every light pole. I don’t really care that much, but “the fact that there’s a Christmas tree on the lake (Lake Carasaljo) and a massive Christmas tree on Town Square and no mention of Hanukkah is a serious problem, because it looks like Lakewood is promoting Christianity.”

And he is right. and that is what Christians like Vivian Knight want. From Thanksgiving (and sometimes even earlier!) until New Year’s, the entire nation is assaulted with Christmas, with nary a mention of the other faiths who celebrate important holidays during this time of year. This crap is just more Bill O’Reilly’s fake “war on Christmas.”

If anyone should be sued, it’s this woman. She is a bully and Lakewood’s bowing to her ridiculous demands is a violation of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

This woman, like so many Christians who want America to be a theocracy, is nothing more than a bully. She really needs to be put in her place, and hopefully, the town of Lakewood, New Jersey does just that.

 

Reprinted with permission from Addicting Info