Christmas Trees Removed From Airport
Seattle's Sea-Tac Airport has celebrated the holidays with Christmas trees over its entrances for more than 25 years. Not anymore.
After recieving "at least one complaint" about the Christmas tress and being threatened with a lawsuit, the Port of Seattle ordered all 15 trees removed.
According to Fox News, a Seattle rabbi complained they were offensive:
The Port of Seattle says it had little choice. It says the Seattle rabbi with the Central Organization for Jewish Learning hired a lawyer and threatened to sue if the airport did not erect an eight-foot menorah to balance the message of the Christmas trees.
It saddens me that the Port of Seattle would succomb to such litigation blackmail. Under the law a Christmas tree is not condidered a relgious symbol and therefore, there was nothing wrong with the airport's display of Christmas tree.
This more of the war against Christmas, not a violation of the constitution.