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Judge Says Yes to Kwanzaa No to Christmas

Discussion in '2007 Archive' started by leesw, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. leesw

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    Memphis, TN -- Probate Court Clerk Chris Thomas of Memphis, Tennessee was told he could not have a Christmas party at the Shelby County Commission in Memphis, Tennessee on the basis of Christmas being a religious holiday and acknowledging religion is fobidden in a government building.


    Henri Brooks of Memphis shortly after was allowed to book the same room for a Kwanzaa celebration. Upon realizing that Christmas was not allowed but Kwanzaa was, Thomas took the issue to Memphis Judge Walter Evans (STORY)


    Please digg the story and put it on your blog so that people will see this biased decision.
     
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  2. Magnetic Poles

    Magnetic Poles New Member

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    Simple solution? Just have a holiday party. Include everyone and done.
     
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    I wonder...did Chris Thomas get the day off of work on Dec. 25th? If so, then he is a hypocrite.
     
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    I live in the memphis area and have heard nothing about this on the local news. I wonder why? (Before anyone explains why I know) I am not surprised about anything in Memphis.
     
  5. Not_hard_to_find

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    There's a simple difference between the two. Christmas is a religious celebration, Kwanzaa is not. Every discussion, every book on Kwanzaa mentions it is a cultural celebration of African roots.

    Of course, in my opinion, Christmas is both. Our American culture has included Christmas -- therefore we should be able to celebrate it as part of our culture, just as we celebrate it as the birth of our Lord.
     
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