Friday, December 09, 2005

Hanging Santa in protest of Christmas

Bound and blindfolded Santa hung from tree Miami Beach residents called police and complained to the city that this house near West 50th Street and Fifth Avenue had a life-sized, bound and blindfolded Santa Claus doll hanged from a tree.

MIAMI BEACH -- In one South Florida community, a man's holiday decorations are causing holiday fear for local children instead of creating holiday cheer, news partner NBC 6 reported Wednesday.

Residents called police and complained to the city that a house near West 50th Street and Fifth Avenue had a life-sized, blindfolded Santa Claus doll hanging on a tree with its hands tied and its mouth gagged.

Some residents were furious and said their naughty neighbor put jolly old St. Nick in a position that is not too merry. But even police officers couldn't save a Santa who was bound, gagged and hanging for the holidays.

The owner of the house says it's freedom of speech. But his neighbors think it's the start of a creepy Christmas.

"It's not healthy. I mean, if somebody has something against Santa Claus or something, maybe express it in some other way," resident Lori Vega said.

Parents are afraid the decoration will cause a nightmare before Christmas for their children. Full Story

Can you imagine your neighbor hanging Santa execution style from a tree next door in protest of Christmas? Well, true story right here in my neck of the woods.

P.S. Menorah IN and Nativity Scene OUT on public property Full Story in Palm Beach County FL "I don't see anyone being offended if they put a nativity scene next to a menorah. What is the big deal?" was quoted in the article.

This is also very close to where I live.



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