Originally Posted by Yosemite
The Governor surely did outsmart them by not raising a big fuss for them to protest.
They probably got more press by it being there than any protest they would have mounted. Not sure who outsmarted who.
I have issues with other holidays, but I never feel the need to go out and make a point about it. I just don't celebrate them. I can't imagine what's next. Vegans protesting easter egg hunts on the capitol grounds?
Christmas is totally screwed up. One of the new Heartwood Creek figurines this year is of Santa kneeling over the baby Jesus. The next one I expect to see is Jesus rising on Easter with a colored egg in each hand. Personally, I would like to see a complete separation of religious and commercial holidays. Different days even. Next, give employees a certain number of days off to celebrate holidays of their choosing, not those determined by the state. It used to bug me that people I worked with had to have extra holidays off to celebrate their beliefs, yet they had no problem taking days off for Christmas, Easter and whatever else they could have cared less about.
I don't agree with the display mainly because it seems like someone just wanting equal time to dispute the holiday beliefs of others. For example, if there is a Thanksgiving display should animals rights activists be allowed to put up a sign next to it of a turkey being slaughtered? Probably not, but maybe on Animal Rights Day they should be able to without any ridicule from the Oregon Turkey Growers Association.