Washington will have a tree this year for Christmas - no nativity - no signs

After considering input from the public, lawmakers in Washington state have made a decision about how they will handle displays at the Capitol building in Olympia this holiday (Christmas) season. In an attempt to avoid all the nonsense that ensued last year, which gained national media attention, it has been decided that nothing will be allowed to be placed inside Capitol building.

The only thing that will be present this year is a holiday tree. According to a report on The Seattle Times Web site, there will be no "Nativity scene, [no] atheist sign, [no] "Seinfeld"-inspired Festivus pole [or] other displays sponsored by private organizations." Reportedly, the holiday tree will remain because it will not be a display of a private organization, rather, the state will be putting it up.

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Comment by Creature on August 26, 2009 at 7:35pm
Yay! It worked.
Comment by Louis on August 26, 2009 at 7:14pm
In b4 Bill O'Reilly's inevitable "War on Christmas"
Comment by Trina Hoaks on August 26, 2009 at 7:08pm
I sure hope we are happy. I imagine someone will complain, though... we shall see.

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