Monday, November 12, 2007

HUD Pulls a Scrooge, Visited By the Ghost of Christmas Emails

Even Ebenezer Scrooge had an awakening.

Angel in Christmas tree

This Week’s Top Scrooge - November 10, 2007


Although it took the visits of three ghosts for Scrooge to change from his miserly and anti-Christmas ways, it apparently only took the miracle of the internet to change the minds of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Earlier this week, HUD was at the center of a controversy surrounding a directive it issued banning “any religious symbols or religious words associated with Christmas.” Under the guidelines issued by HUD, an elderly Florida grandmother living in a mostly seniors apartment complex was directed not to place a small Christmas tree outside her door if it contains any religious symbols or religious words...and as the American Family Association alerted..."even an angel!"

Well, lo and behold, the AFA responded with a petition drive to overturn the decision. The family advocacy group set up a link to allow constituents to send e-mails to the HUD secretary or President Bush expressing their objections to the policy. And as WorldNetDaily reports, within a day, the response was forthcoming...



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