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Tree Lighting Removed From Annual
Holiday Celebration In
Durham, NH After Complaints

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Posted By: NHChemist, 11/14/2019 12:03:36 PM

A Durham, New Hampshire celebration scheduled for the beginning of holidays is undergoing some changes this year in an effort to remove religious overtones. Formerly called the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, the newly named Frost Fest will include the absence of a formal tree lighting. (Snip) Town Councilor Sally Tobias says the changes came about after some controversy last holiday season.

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Some idiot gets triggered by Christmas. I am triggered by this idiot. Where do I go to get my Christmas back?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Osprey21 11/14/2019 12:05:18 PM (No. 234951)
Goddamned communists.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: ginadee 11/14/2019 12:18:24 PM (No. 234956)
Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas=religious overtones I'm confused.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird 11/14/2019 12:22:47 PM (No. 234959)
The Christmas tree is a symbol of secular Christmas. Friends who used to live in Massachusetts thought those in NH were not too bright.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: edgar 11/14/2019 12:26:36 PM (No. 234962)
One person complained and the town council folded like a cheap suit? Frost Fest follows Indigenous Peoples Day and the Harvest Celebration in this left wing haven.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Catfur27 11/14/2019 12:30:06 PM (No. 234963)
..I heard they're changing the New Hampshire license plates ..?? ...they USED to proudly proclaim "Live Free Or Die "....now they will say " We Are Whiny-a$$ Snowflakes"
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Reply 6 - Posted by: edgar 11/14/2019 12:32:06 PM (No. 234966)
Poster #3 - Unfortunately, too many people from Massachusetts moved to NH and this is the result. FYI - I moved out.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 11/14/2019 12:59:06 PM (No. 235000)
#1, Muslims, atheists, and leftists all working together to suppress Christians and happiness.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: SRhea 11/14/2019 1:00:01 PM (No. 235001)
Why do they even celebrate anything? As dotter #2 states, this is the Birth day of Christ. Why do they try to change it? Frost Fest? Really? What are they really afraid of? A snowflake? In NH, there are plenty of snowflakes it appears, and not those created via the moisture/temperature relationship. I have no patience or use for those that wish to recreate history and tradition. This is a sad little town full of some very small minds.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: LanceLink1 11/14/2019 1:04:33 PM (No. 235004)
Agree with #6. New Hampshire used to be a nicer place before the Mass. migration to the north. We refer to Durham as "little Moscow". You wouldn't believe the self absorbed narcissistic holier than thou leftist attitudes exhibited by students, staff and residents of this little college town of collective Marxists. I think it's a requirement to have a Bernie or Warren sticker on your prius if you want to park downtown.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: The Remnants 11/14/2019 1:11:35 PM (No. 235009)
I know someone who lovvvvvvves Christmas. She is an atheist. She loves the music (don't know if that includes, "O Little Town of Bethlehem"), loves Christmas movies, has a tree, buys and gives Christmas presents, makes Christmas cookies, etc. I don't know if she ever considered the origin of Christmas, and she probably never will, but at least, if she lived in NH, she would not complain about a Christmas tree lighting ceremony. I bet the kids loved it. Judeo-Christian traditions are an important part of our culture, and if someone does not want to take part in a tree-lighting ceremony they should just move on and do something else.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: cold porridge 11/14/2019 1:20:19 PM (No. 235016)
I was going to post my thoughts, but #1 put it out there exactly right.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Captleemo 11/14/2019 1:28:43 PM (No. 235027)
Just a part of the slow but sure downfall of America.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: mc squared 11/14/2019 1:43:57 PM (No. 235036)
FTA; There was another private citizen that came forward and said that he had always had a problem with the Christmas tree, as he called it,” Names. I want names. You can't act on anonymous allegations that someone doesn't like the tree so the whole town loses it. The whole council should be hung from a Christmas tree for this.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: chance_232 11/14/2019 1:46:38 PM (No. 235039)
Re#10 There's a reason that Massachusetts citizens are refered to as massholes.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: jalo1951 11/14/2019 1:47:46 PM (No. 235040)
I suggest some of the good people gather together to celebrate. Decorate everywhere on your own private property. Put up Christmas Trees and have your own lighting ceremony. Sing Christmas carols very loudly. Wreaths in every window and a manger in every yard. Angels, baby Jesus and all the other scary Christian family members included. Santa, elves and Frosty the Snowman are welcome but the main focus is the birth of Christ. So one person complained and the town folds like a cheap suit. I find it hard to believe that if this person comes across a Christmas symbol he needs to rush home and self medicate so that he can get through the rest of the day. This is quite pathetic.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: skacmar 11/14/2019 1:48:48 PM (No. 235041)
So one person can hold the entire town hostage? If the person does not like the tree lighting, they do not need to attend. Removing the wreaths seems to be a bit of overkill.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Highvoltage 11/14/2019 2:21:47 PM (No. 235067)
The Town Council is supporting the religion secularism.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: mc squared 11/14/2019 2:23:16 PM (No. 235070)
Ramadan is coming too. Let's see if 'someone' gets to put up crescent moon symbol.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Folsomguy 11/14/2019 2:41:44 PM (No. 235080)
I'm with #16. How does one person's complaint outweigh 1,000 complaints that they took it down.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: F15 Gork 11/14/2019 2:58:27 PM (No. 235095)
Yankee trash.....
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Reply 21 - Posted by: EQKimball 11/14/2019 3:02:13 PM (No. 235101)
I wonder if the members of the city council were offended watching the Obamas light the White House Christmas tree.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: udanja99 11/14/2019 3:23:50 PM (No. 235124)
Without religion (Christianity) there would be no celebration, no holiday, no Christmas. I refuse to take part in this idiocy and always say Merry Christmas. If anyone is offended by that, it is their choice to be offended and is not my problem.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: caljeepgirl 11/14/2019 3:44:25 PM (No. 235148)
beyond sick, way beyond..
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Reply 24 - Posted by: red1066 11/14/2019 3:56:45 PM (No. 235160)
So make every one of these anti-Christmas idiots work Christmas day, and go to school just like it's any other day. No days off, no holiday pay. THERE'S A REASON FOR THE SEASON!!
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Reply 25 - Posted by: columba 11/14/2019 4:05:00 PM (No. 235170)
A state which rejects God will not prosper.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: 4Justice 11/15/2019 11:43:54 AM (No. 235909)
I am starting to appreciate getting old. I really don't want to live 100 years anymore. The world is just getting too ugly.
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