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11/09/2007 07:29 PM ID: 66355 Permalink   

Colorado Town Wants To Ban Red And Green Lights


The town of Fort Collins, Colorado, and its Holiday Display Task Force are in the process of making their Christmas decorations more politically correct.

The task force plans to recommend that the city displays only include white lights, winter symbols that aren't linked with any particular holiday and other non-secular items.

Additionally, Christmas trees will no longer be permitted to be put up outside of public buildings or on public property. The city plans on voting on the recommendations on November 20th.

    WebReporter: elderban99 Show Calling Card      
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What these people fail to consider (or perhaps take seriously) is that most of the decorations they've banned here are secular anyway. As long as there are no overt icons of anyone's beliefs put out by the city, there should be no problem. Jesus wasn't born anywhere near an evergreen. They didn't wrap him in red and green swaddling clothes. Joseph didn't kiss Mary under the mistletoe. It's all well and good to try to make everyone happy, but nothing good generally comes of trying too hard at that.

Make no mistake though, I'm not saying, as I'm sure Bill O' certainly will, that this is anything to get upset about.
  by: MomentOfClarity     11/09/2007 08:05 PM     
  That's crazy festive of them...  
However, although they do look pretty after a fresh
snow... Did someone complain? Are they
responding to a grievous and necessary dilemma?
Are white lights now the socially agreed upon
compromise to replace all traditional holiday
decorations? The road to global peace can't be too
far down the road now that we all agree white lights
are harmless.

I'm a stickler for replacing burnt bulbs ASAP, I want
my satisfaction too!
  by: notthebeatles   11/09/2007 08:47 PM     
Let me be the first to say, it looks like the 'War on Christmas(tm)' is starting to heat-up... :p
  by: StarShadow     11/09/2007 08:54 PM     
  Out of curiosity  
how many people find christmas decorations etc offensive?
  by: RyanB     11/09/2007 09:05 PM     
  Sounds like  
they need Mr. Hankey to come by. Seriously, it sounds like that South Park episode where they do the Non-offensive, non-demoninational seasonal play.
  by: NoTalentAssclown     11/09/2007 09:25 PM     
  by the way  
Red = stop, Green = Go

Are they planning to elimate 2/3 of the traffic signal as well?
  by: NoTalentAssclown     11/09/2007 09:27 PM     
  lol yeah  
i thought that the title was saying that they were going to get rid of their traffic lights...
  by: midgica   11/09/2007 09:35 PM     
Need to add Christmas to the title. Ironic you left it out considering the nature of the story.
  by: inchdeep     11/09/2007 09:38 PM     
  Somewhat intentional...  
I kind of did that intentionally, so people would think I was talking about stoplights. :)
  by: elderban99     11/09/2007 09:39 PM     
  PC Crap  
People need to lighten up. I have to agree with RyanB; are these lights offending people? Even if they are, those people need to lighten up.

This PC crap has gotten way to out of hand. What's next? No trees at all because their leaves are green, and that's representing half of the Red & Green colors of Christmas?
  by: barryman9001   11/09/2007 10:05 PM     
  Oh come on  
I'm getting offended by people's ignorance when it comes to issues like this. It's Christmas FFS who the hell cares if Christmas lights are red and green, and why ban Christmas trees?! They may as well change the name of the holiday altogether, because it contains the word Christ!
  by: Billy Rubin   11/09/2007 10:15 PM     
  Now I woulod ban traffic lights  
"Red = stop, Green = Go

Are they planning to elimate 2/3 of the traffic signal as well?"

These things hate me when I ever I am in a rush some little pixcie always switches the red on.They just love getting me mad. :P
  by: captainJane     11/09/2007 10:20 PM     
  I find  
the fact that they will only have 'white' lights discriminatory - lights of all creeds and colours should have an equal chance to partake in the festivities.
  by: my2cents   11/10/2007 12:51 AM     
  @ billy rubin  
Now, don't go giving people ideas...
  by: chaoticvengeance     11/10/2007 01:44 AM     
I was Muslim turn Atheist turn Buddhist turn Atheist, never have I been bothered by such displays, actually it was nice to see a Christmas tree, it could be people's ignorance that's in the way but meh.. MomentOfClarity says it all.
  by: cyberfreak   11/10/2007 03:10 AM     
  pretty crazy  
How the small loud few go off the deep-end with ruining x-mas.

Baaah-humbug to them!
  by: ukcn001XYZ   11/10/2007 05:18 AM     
  Well I can see the point  
but I've never really liked white lights. They're a bit boring. They look nice around skating rinks in the winter and stuff but on a tree I can't stand them.
  by: Fratley   11/10/2007 04:42 PM     
  No Christmas Trees?????  
Why? This is America! What is happening to my country?
  by: Kissin'Kate   11/10/2007 05:00 PM     
I guess these idiots are so caught up in trying to be PC they failed to realize that all of our Christmas traditions (with the exception of mass and stuff like that) are pagan traditions. Christmas has nothing to do with Christ unless you want it to. Lighten up.
  by: erasedgod   11/10/2007 06:12 PM     
  Do black people put up black lights for Christmas?  
I doubt it. Besides, who would notice them, anyway?
The term "politically correct" has way too many syllables.
"Major jerks" reduces it down to only three. Same description, less syllables. Better.
  by: white albino   11/10/2007 06:21 PM     
Yes sir!

I'm pagan and married Italian Catholic surprisingly my in-laws love me. We celebrate the holidays both ways and I don't get offended if someone wants a baby in a manger outside or not. All these people that have Hallows Eve and Christmas issues need to find something else to put their energy into.
  by: TaraB     11/11/2007 04:03 AM     
some British councils (full of middle class white guilters) insist Christmas be called "Winter festival" for fear of offending non Christians.

Who the hell cares if a non Christian is offended by Christmas.
  by: koultunami     11/12/2007 03:24 PM     
As long as the lights go up in November and come down in JAN.. I say go nuts. Everyone is too worried about everyone else.
  by: OHMI   11/13/2007 04:47 PM     
Just close the whole town down, and go broke - sounds like a plan! We don't need no stinking Christmas revenues.
  by: Geminate   11/14/2007 07:19 AM     
  So, they do away with XMas....  
Let's see them do away with all the economics that normally accompany it. As in, never tour or shop there ever again.

Hit 'em where it hurts the most.
  by: LeePIII   11/14/2007 06:01 PM     
  What about other religious events  
such as Ramadan, Eid etc. It's not just Christians who have festivals, decorations etc.

I can't believe anyone would find Christmas decorations offensive (unless they are really tacky and OTT, which never looks good!), as has already been said, most Christmas decorations (with the exception of Nativity scenes) have absolutely nothing to do with Christianity and are more based on Pagan tradition and general winter themes.

I'm an atheist, I celebrate Christmas out of tradition as many others do. I've known Sikhs and Hindus who celebrated Christmas, they certainly didn't find it offensive!

  by: TabbyCool     11/16/2007 06:21 PM     
  Too Wierd for Me . . .  
I´ll take my business elsewhere Fort Collins. I am so sick and tired of the politically correctness of today, if the nations of non-believers don´t like Christmas, then find your own Holiday but leave mine alone. I and many more Christians every year will only spend our money in stores, (and now cities) where Christmas is still honored. Take you white lights and enjoy them, and I urge all Christians to take your business to a Christmas business or community, and let your message be heard. We don´t need you Fort Collins.

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  by: 82ndAirborneDad   12/01/2010 01:55 PM     
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