North Carolina college retracts ban on words 'Christmas trees'

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  • TruetoBlue logan, UT
    Nov. 30, 2012 5:51 p.m.

    Thank you for allowing the word Christmas!

  • John20000 Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 30, 2012 3:29 p.m.

    An individual citizen has freedom of speech, but a tax-payer sponsored organization does not. Tax-payer sponsored organizations must represent everything and nothing in order to remain on good terms with its funding source.

    Being part of a tax-payer supported organization requires the individual to give up some of their freedom of speech to remain a member. The more parts of our lives that are run by tax-payer supported organizations, the less freedom of speech we retain because we run the risk of losing our membership benefits to speak out against it.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 30, 2012 3:24 p.m.

    By banning the word "Christmas" from the advertisement, the college effectively made a rule "concerning the establishment of religion" contrary to not only the free-speech clause of the first amendment, but also contrary to the establishment clause of the first amendment.

    "concerning the establishment" applies to the negative as well as the affirmative - too many people are ignorant of that.

  • I-am-I South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 30, 2012 7:53 a.m.

    I think this article accurately displays the misunderstanding of many in society of words like "equal," "tolerant," and the idea of free speech. its amazing how blindly we have catered to minorities and small interests groups to avoid the appeance of bigotry and hatred but in all reality the scales often flip sides and a new culture of bigotry is established.

  • Max Charlotte, NC
    Nov. 30, 2012 5:42 a.m.

    What other holiday involves a tree? There is one and ONLY one. What other holiday involves caroling? There is only one. Yet, I increasingly hear the terms HOLIDAY trees and HOLIDAY caroling as if there are multiple holidays that involved trees and caroling. It is ridiculous.

    Also, I don't believe for a moment that these administrators thought that they could not use the word Christmas. Nice try.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 29, 2012 3:35 p.m.

    we have to be sensitive to the atheists and socialist progressives in the country after all they are always so accommodating to the rest of us. right??? This country is nuts.

  • Dadof5sons Montesano, WA
    Nov. 29, 2012 9:49 a.m.

    It always puzzels me? what holiday is a Holiday tree for? ThanksGiving?, Independance day?, Eater? Presidents' Day?, Valentines day? New Years day? I mean what holiday is a Holiday tree for? It is a Christmas tress. all be it a pagan simble of something else. But a Christ_mass tree non the less. Librals get over it. I will not be politacly correct in speaking the truth.

  • George Bronx, NY
    Nov. 28, 2012 10:43 p.m.

    How exactly does the ACLU lose, they had nothing to do with this and have defended student organizations in similar cases

  • Scott C Ephraim, UT
    Nov. 28, 2012 10:06 p.m.

    Hurrah for the good guys. ACLU you lose!,,,