“And bone-by-bone she laid him on the grass”
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For years only Christian displays were allowed at the Loudon county courthouse in Virginia. These displays probably came under attack on the grounds that government should not be in the business of promoting religion and as a violation of the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. So rather than ban these displays completely, the county crafted a compromise that would allow a wide-variety of religious and secular symbols.
This year, Skele-Santa made the cut. Huzzah!
High school student Jeff Heflin submitted Skele-Santa to “depict society’s materialistic obsessions and addictions and how it is killing the peace, love, joy and kindness that is supposed to be prevalent during the holiday season.’”
But Skele-Santa was short-lived. A woman who did not approve of the display took matters into her own hands and pulled Skele-Santa apart. In the video above, the woman states that she destroyed the display because she found it to be offensive. When pressed as to what exactly was offensive about it, she had no answer.
I personally love this, and will be crafting my own Skele-Santa this weekend.
The story and video teach an important message for the holiday season. If you don’t protect the rights of others to make potentially offensive speech, then the government and people like the little ady in the video will take over and ruin it for everyone.
source: Washington Post