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Feds Force Bank to Remove Christmas Decorations

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by carpro, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member

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    http://www.koco.com/r/26162860/detail.html

    Feds Force Okla. Bank To Remove Crosses, Bible Verse
    Federal Examiners Say Religious Decoration Inappropriate

    PERKINS, Okla. -- A small-town bank in Oklahoma said the Federal Reserve won’t let it keep religious signs and symbols on display.

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    Specifically, the feds believed, the symbols violated the discouragement clause of Regulation B of the bank regulations. According to the clause, "...the use of words, symbols, models and other forms of communication ... express, imply or suggest a discriminatory preference or policy of exclusion."

    The feds interpret that to mean, for example, a Jew or Muslin or atheist may be offended and believe they may be discriminated against at this bank. It is an appearance of discrimination.

    But customers Eyewitness News 5 talked to said they aren’t buying it.
     
  2. SpiritualMadMan

    SpiritualMadMan New Member

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    Time to shut down and become a Members Only Credit Union!
     
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    "Thou shalt not steal." Bet they'd let THAT verse stay up.
     
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    I bet this bank will be closed on Christmas. Why doesn't the fed step in and make them be open?
     
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    carpro Well-Known Member

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    Because they'll be off for Christmas themselves. ;)
     
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    carpro Well-Known Member

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    The feds would never have taken this politically correct idiotic stand under any other president.

    I suspect he ordered them to be on the lookout for a test case..
     
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    The title is a little misleading. You say that it was the "feds", which refers to the federal government, but then you say the Federal Reserve, which is a private bank.

    If it was the federal government, then the bank should sue the snot out of them. If it was the Federal Reserve, then this is one more reason why the Federal Reserve should be abolished.

    The Federal Reserve doesn't have the authority to demand that anybody do anything.
     
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    It's actually the Federal Reserve that's doing it.
     
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    I would like to know the name of the individual who signed the initial order, and the individual who rescinded it!!!
     
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    carpro Well-Known Member

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    Uh huh.

    So what right do they have to tell any bank what Christmas decorations they can hang?

    We all know the federal Reserve is a defacto government agency.
     
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