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Subdivision Bans 'Divisive' Wreath With Peace Sign

There are 4 comments on the story from Nov 26, 2006, titled Subdivision Bans 'Divisive' Wreath With Peace Sign. In it, reports that:

DENVER A homeowners association in southwestern Colorado has threatened to fine a resident $25 a day until she removes a Christmas wreath with a peace sign that some say is an anti-Iraq war protest or a symbol ...

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Flushing, MI

#1 Nov 27, 2006
Geez, doesn't this snobby homeowner's association have anything better to do?? Peace :)

Little Rock, AR

#2 Nov 27, 2006
Kearn's fired the entire committee after they disagreed with him? Wow, there is a person with a superiority complex. You don't get your way so you can them. What a pathetic individual. I guess freedom of speech and freedom of expression are two things this person does not believe in unless it is his own belief.

Gilroy, CA

#3 Nov 27, 2006
You know, they might have had a point if she'd put up a big sign with a bunch of political slogans. Or burned Bush in effigy. Or a whole lot of other things that would have been clearly offensive.

In this case, however, both arguments for wanting the peace sign down are, well, weak.

The argument about the war is just specious.

As for the broken cross thing, even if it's true that that's where it came from, that is clearly not the meaning that people assign to it in the modern day.

Tell ya what, if you want to ban me from displaying a peace sign because you see it as a broken cross then you may not display a cross. I don't see the cross as a celebration of Christ or his sacrifice, I see it as a celebration of the people who tortured and killed him, so I find it offensive.

And while we're at it, let's ban pentagrams of any sort. If your kids are drawing these "stars" on the sidewalk in chalk, I'm entitled to interpret this as an overt religious comment and a threat on the lives of other people in the neighborhood.

In fact, if you're going to insist on thoroughly misinterpreting symbols, let's just ban symbols of all sorts. Oops, that would mean banning the American Flag...that's a problem, I think.

When the symbol itself is more important than the meaning of the symbol this is the very definition of idolatry. Even if you don't object on religious grounds it should be easy to see why that's a problem.

United States

#4 Nov 27, 2006
They fined me for puting up a photo of Michael Richards in my Kwanza wreath.

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