When I worked for the City of Seattle’s Department of Construction and Land Use, one of the directors hung pictures of Buddhist temples and Buddha statues all over her office and even outside her office for passers-by to enjoy.

I found this strange, since I was told that I couldn’t have a little desk-top Christmas tree in my work space during the holidays because it was a “religious symbol” and could offend my coworkers.

Then, when I put up a Christmas card with a picture of Santa on it, I was told to remove that as well, because Santa is considered “a religious figure related to a religious holiday.”

I thought of that today when I read this. Apparently, you can’t have an advertisement for The Nativity Story at a Chicago Christmas festival. It might offend someone.

(Thanks to Timothy Grant for the link.)

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