I just got an email from the Thomas More Law Center. Apparently the family in Novi that was being told to take down their nativity scene contacted them and they threatened the HOA with a lawsuit. The HOA backed down and told them they don’t have to take it down. Doesn’t much matter to me either way, but that’s what happened.
Update: The Detroit News is reporting about it and some of the article is quite amusing. Like this guy:
Anthony J. Dickow lives in the same Tollgate Woods subdivision as the Samona family and says the story has “stirred my blood and I am outraged!”
“Let’s say I wasn’t a big fan of Halloween. Why the heck was my neighborhood decorated with all of that nonsense? I didn’t see anyone complaining about that!…. I’m so mad, I plan on going to Wal-Mart after work, buying the largest most elaborate nativity scene and placing it on my front lawn!” Dickow said.
Oh, don’t buy it from Walmart. Walmart is evil because they don’t say “Merry Christmas” in their ads. If you buy from Walmart, Bill O’Reilly is gonna be very angry. Remember, stores not saying “Merry Christmas” are committing “hate crimes against Christianity.” Pat Buchanan says so.
Rachel Korth of Chesterfield Township said she would be doing the same.
“I’m totally outraged that this association is asking this family to do this,” Korth said. “It’s very, very disturbing that we live in a country that was founded on Christian principles and there is such a war going on that is trying to destroy those principles.”
Same old empty rhetoric. Wanna bet this woman couldn’t name a single “Christian principle” that is found in the Constitution? But here’s my favorite part:
On Nov. 21 the family received a letter asking them to remove the nativity scene but said nothing about the other numerous figures on the lawn, including a holiday Minnie Mouse and Winnie the Pooh along with a Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Jesus, these people must be going for a world record in tackiness. Hey, let’s add a few lawn jockeys as well. Still, it’s nice to see an HOA get told to go to hell.