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Christmas tree ban

Christmas tree ban: PC, stupidity or both?

This is a bit odd:

Residents in a Newhall senior apartment complex are protesting an order from management to remove their beloved Christmas tree from the community room because, they were told, it’s a religious symbol.

So, is it a government run facility?

No?

On Tuesday, Tarzana-based JB Partners Group Inc. sent a memo to staff at The Willows senior apartment building demanding they take down Christmas trees and menorahs in communal areas.

The company has owned The Willows for four years, but this is the first time it’s given such a directive to staff.

Ok, what’s the objective then?  Yes, I understand that they own the property and can do pretty much anything they wish, I’m just curious about the ‘why’.

If it isn’t a government facility and the overwrought nonsense that goes on about the separation of church and state, why is a private company demanding that people living in their building and using a common area in the facility refrain from putting up a Christmas tree?

Unless we’re deeply into political correctness and the horrible possibility that it might offend someone?

Ye gods … I swear, we seem to take joy in making life much more difficult than it needs to be at times.

~McQ