War on Christmas? What war on Christmas! lol But seriously, why do the Libs hate baby Jesus? According to the Constitution, a nativity scene during Christmas violates “separation of church and state”, while symbols of other religions merely affirm Leftist notions of multiculturalism in America. At least that’s what they’d have us believe. All it takes is ONE MALCONTENT to make a phone call for the Leftist PC police to jump into action. You see, he was “offended” by the baby Jesus. During Christmas! Meanwhile, 72 percent of Americans are offended by anti-Christmas PC gone haywire, and nobody seems to give a rat’s @ss about that.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Christ is out of Christmas at the St. George Ferry Terminal. In what Catholics see as political correctness run amok, the city Department of Transportation (DOT) has removed a Nativity scene from the terminal, with an agency spokesman saying that the display was not authorized to be there.
But a menorah, marking the celebration of Hanukkah, and a Christmas tree remain on display in the terminal.
Catholics said the move was a nightmare before Christmas. “We take this as a tremendous affront,” said Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, a watchdog of religious and civil rights. The controversy reflects church-and-state battles that erupt nationwide each Christmas over the placement of religious symbols in public spaces.
A caller to the Advance today complained about the removal of the Nativity scene, which depicts the newborn Christ in the manger. The caller said that workers in the terminal told her the display was removed after someone complained to the city’s 311 hotline.
“Yes, Staten Island, there will still be Christmas trees and menorahs at the ferry terminals,” said Solomonow. “We find that Staten Islanders can agree that these holiday symbols enliven our terminals and will continue to [do so] throughout the holidays.”
Solomonow said the “DOT put up an inclusive display for the holiday season that was consistent both with traditions at the ferry terminal and also with legal precedent.” A city source said that menorahs are not considered religious symbols, according to legal precedent.
But Donohue disagreed, and said that Nativity scenes should be allowed in the terminal if menorahs are. “It’s like telling a Catholic that a crucifix is not religious,” he said. “These people have to get their lines straight.” Donohue said that the league years ago won a legal challenge that allowed a Nativity scene to be placed in Penn Station where a menorah also was displayed.
Other public institutions here balance the religious and secular themes of the season. At Borough Hall, for example, a Nativity scene, a menorah, a Christmas tree and a display for Kwanzaa share space next to each other in the lobby.
“They’re all religious symbols,” Borough President James P. Molinaro, a Catholic, said tonight as he prepared to host a Christmas-tree lighting ceremony at Borough Hall. “Remove them all, or remove none. My opinion? Leave them all there.”