@country momWell I am not sure what the laws are in Monroe but here in the
city the sidewalks are public and no the LDS church does not own the pand under
it or tyhe land between the sidewalk and the road. I am pretty sure since it is
a stae law that it is the same in Monroe but you have fun trying to enforce your
version of the law.
I actually own both sides of the road and the land under it. It is just a right
of way. Not public access. I put in my own sidewalk. Those who moved 1/2 mile
away come to my house and stand on my sidewalk in front of my house are on my
land. What they are doing is invading my privacy, my private property, and
interfering with my freedom to worship, and my right to free speach. There is
nothing but lights out by the public road, as it should be. Like temple square,
the property is open to the public but, it is owned by the church. Both sides
and the land under it. Private property owners have the right to allow what they
want on their land as long as it doesn't harm the public, break laws of
decency or invade onto others rights.
the constitution bars congress from making laws concerning the establishment of
religion. By banning either display, the court has made a law concerning the
establishment of religion and has therefore acted contrary to the constitution.
@country mom "I should be able to display a nativity scene on my own
property without someone standing on the sidewalk in front of my home with signs
saying there is no God! Your rights end when they are invading my rights.
Freedom of worship and speach goes both ways!"you really do not see
the problem with the logic of these three sentences? you have the right to
display your nativity scene they have the right to hold sings on land you
do not own (sidewal;ks are poublic not private) no matter how much you or I
think it is in poor taste.and do I really have to point out the failer in
logic with your last sentence?
@county mom"Your rights end when they are invading my
rights."---Oh the sweet irony.
Tekakaromatagior perhaps we could respect their first amendment rights
even if we find there words distasteful?
The question is not how tacky the display was. I don't believe any religion
should have public property displays. However, On their own property, they
should be able to display according to their own beliefs (as long as it is not
breaking laws of public decency), and have the right to worship without rude
interfering behavior from others. I should be able to display a nativity scene
on my own property without someone standing on the sidewalk in front of my home
with signs saying there is no God! Your rights end when they are invading my
rights. Freedom of worship and speach goes both ways!
Having lived in West Hollywood for the past 35 years and worked in Santa Monica
for the past 25, I will no miss those displays. They are the tackiest things
imaginable. With all the resources and talent here they were the worst quality
display work you would ever see.
I like the Atheists epitah....All dressed up and no where to go. Everyone has
the right to freedom of speech and everyone has the right to either accept or
reject their message, in a non-violent way. People should also remember that
Christmas is a time of Peace. Irrespective of one's belief. Now isn't
that something we should all look forward to?
Tekakaromatagi:I am in full support of that idea.Perhaps we/they can
borrow the ideafrom the British.Put up banners that read,"There is probably no god. So stop worrying and enjoy your life"!
Atheists are setting up religious booths. Their religion is that they
don't believe anything except that what everyone else believes is wrong.Perhaps they can have a requirement that the messages be positive so
that religions are promoting their viewpoint, rather than trying to point out
that the other groups are wrong.
This is what Utah can expect with their new license plate mottos. More