The nonbelievers apparently had the upper hand this year:
12/16/2010 7:27:00 PM
‘Scroogy’ omission raises ire
Holden – Councilman Scotty Walker took city leaders to task for failing to decorate the business district for Christmas.
“It’s inexcusable the town’s not ready for Christmas the week before,” Walker said. “I think we, as a city, should take responsibility.”
Mayor Mike Wakeman advocated forming a committee to begin the planning in mid-summer, with the city and Chamber of Commerce sharing costs.
“If we’re going to have a downtown committee,” he said, “they can discuss the future of a lot of different things.”
Walker agreed to chair the committee. Volunteers who want to serve may contact him.
“…It’s inexcusable the town’s not ready for Christmas the week before…I think we, as a city, should take responsibility…”
“…with the city and Chamber of Commerce sharing costs…”
You’ve got to be kidding me.
BILL OF RIGHTS
Public aid for religious purposes–preferences and discriminations on religious grounds.
Section 7. That no money shall ever be taken from the public treasury, directly or indirectly, in aid of any church, sect or denomination of religion, or in aid of any priest, preacher, minister or teacher thereof, as such; and that no preference shall be given to nor any discrimination made against any church, sect or creed of religion, or any form of religious faith or worship.
Doesn’t anyone read the Missouri Constitution anymore?