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Grocery Store Kicks Two Girls Off Property for Singing Christmas Carols

Saw this article on Drudge this morning and thought I'd share it here. For me, seeing a parallel to our fight for the restoration of the US Constitution, the moral of this story is never quit fighting the good fight.

http://seattle.cbslocal.com/2013/12/11/grocery-store-kicks-t...




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Private property rights trump

Private property rights trump all others in this case. Go sing somewhere else.

No. No. No.

The "Store" didn't kick anybody out.

An employee in error did.

Reed told the girls that he didn’t “see any harm in a couple little girls singing” and gave them permission to continue spreading holiday cheer by singing outside of the store.

The title is not accurate.

It's anti-business spin.

Again Christians crying about

not being able to freely push the sinful anti Scriptural pagan christmas holiday while the war on true Christianity rolls on without opposition.

I know very little about

I know very little about Christianity and recently my friend told me that Emperor Constantine had a lot of influence in making it more pagan. He told me that in the bible the Lord's day is Sabbath, but Christians recognize it as Sunday because the pagans worshiped the light. I think the pagan religion at that time was called Mithra.

Is this what you're referring to?

Wow!

Dead on. Although I'm not personally sure about the Mithra part.

SUNday sabbath, SUNrise worship, Ishtar (Easter) and Saturnalia (Christmas) are the more blatant false doctrines that have been intertwined with Christianity.

well put

Deuteronomy 12:29-32
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When the LORD your God cuts off before you the nations which you are going in to dispossess, and you dispossess them and dwell in their land,
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beware that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How do these nations serve their gods, that I also may do likewise?’
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You shall not behave thus toward the LORD your God, for every abominable act which the LORD hates they have done for their gods; for they even burn their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods.
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Whatever I command you, you shall be careful to do; you shall not add to nor take away from it.

"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty."

-Thomas Jefferson

It's private property, no?

It's private property, no?

“Wasting a vote is sometimes voting for somebody that you don't really believe in."
-Ron Paul

The corporate attorney, when

contacted as advised, gave the girls permission to sing on the property. I hope they returned.

Perhaps WinCo was initially attempting to be politically correct with asking the girls to leave. I despise political correctness, myself. It really doesn't divulge the actual reason they were asked to leave.

I say Merry Christmas, not Happy Holidays, and don't care who is offended--the offended party is free to wish me good tidings relative to their religious beliefs or lack thereof, which would not offend me.

Anyway, if I lived there and determined that the girls were thrown off the property just due to anti-Christian reasons, how I would handle it would be to not shop there again and let management know in no uncertain terms why I would not be shopping there again. Voting with one's pocketbook seems to be the only language 'they' understand!

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Another possibility

As with all things there could be many reasons. Has anyone considered that the girls might have really sucked? Maybe the store manager was musically offended? I have been around singing that was so off-key I had to leave the room. Just sayin'....

Now, all that said, unless a customer complained I do not think they should have been asked to leave. But, if there was no store policy, but the manager told the employee sent to ask them to leave that there was a policy, then it is just as possible that they were just annoying, aurally, and it was the least offensive way to do it.

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Christmas Carols are banned

Christmas Carols are banned by proxy everywhere. If you listen to the so-called "Holiday Music" playing at your typical shopping center, you will only hear "jingle Bells" or "Frosty the Snowman" type of music. It's politically incorrect to play "Silent Night" or "Oh Come All Ye Faithful". The really moving and beautiful carols are not to be heard at "Christmas". Even the name "Christmas" is not heard being replaced by the more generic "Happy Holidays". A few years back I noticed that it's near impossible to find even a "Christmas" card having been replaced by "Holiday" cards. It's strange because I don't even feel like it's a holiday anymore. The corporate society pushes the "holiday" because they need the profits, but in a way they are killing their golden goose because I don't feel very "festive" with all the traditional Christmas icons and sounds. They want us to BUY but they refuse us the JOY that is Christmas. Part of the reason their sales suffer more each year is they are choking the life out of Christmas.

That's funny

I went to a couple different retail stores yesterday, and heard songs that mention Christ or Lord and all of that. Silent Night, Oh Come All Ye Faithful, White Christmas(I mention this because you say the word Christmas is rarely used), and yes I heard Jingle Bells as well. I don't believe there is a War on Christmas. Personally I'm not offended when someone tells me Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas, and I was told both multiple times yesterday and answered back accordingly. I'm an atheist as well. I just don't see this "War on Christmas" as much as I hear and see people trying to convince me there is, it is like they want there to be a War on Christmas.

You're not kidding

I worked retail a few years getting through college. They didn't have Christmas music being piped in through the sound system so they set up CD players all over the store. I was the unlucky one ... I had the CD with the Chipmunks Christmas song on it. The CD had 8 songs ... I'm scarred to this day.

Fortunately I have plenty of friends and family who remember that it isn't about the gifts but about being together to celebrate and be thankful. Double fortunately celebration always includes good ol' Southern home cooking by people who've been cooking much longer than I've been alive.