JACKSONVILLE, FL — A Christmas tree that decorated the lobby in new federal courthouse downtown has been removed.
Late last week the Government Services Administration, the agency that maintains the building, acted on direction from the Chief Judge to pull the tree. A lighted snowman, reindeer and sleigh has replaced the tree.
A spokesperson for the GSA could not give specifics on why the tree was taken down. Gary Mote who handles Public Affairs from the Southeast Sunbelt Region says the decision was to "…make sure no one is offended."
The artificial tree that was decorated with non religious ornaments has been placed in storage. [Source]
Well I guess they failed then since for what I have heard on a local talk radio show there are many people that were offended by this politically correct sanitizing of Christmas. I wonder if these federal judges will also demand that they remove the National Christmas Tree? From what I have heard they received complaints that some people were offended by this display and complained which is why it ended up at the Federal Court level. Maybe in the future we will not have to be worried about munitions like cruise missiles launched at us. They will simply air drop Christmas Trees, Menorahs, Highway Memorial White Crosses on us. By that time so many people will be so greatly offended that they will become immobilized since wherever they try to run a religious symbol blocks their way. Our country has cease to be a melting pot but instead of medical centrifuge where every component is separated.