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Talk about not holding the lighting ceremony at the Word’s Largest Living Christmas Tree in Cape Fear, North Carolina this year spurred another potentially controversial topic during the council’s agenda meeting Monday, October 4th – religious symbols on public property. Councilman Charlie Rivenbark said a group had requested last year to place a menorah on [...]

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But Rivenbark argued the Christmas Tree has religious significance.
“You can call it what you want but that’s a Christian symbol,” he said of the tree.
City Attorney Carolyn Johnson said legally the tree is considered a symbol of the holidays, like Santa Claus or reindeer, and not a religious symbol.
“And I find that repugnant,” Rivenbark snapped back.

Sounds like this guy has a hard spot in his heart for anything related to Christmas. Of course, a Christmas tree is not a religious symbol. He's just reaching, trying to get a jab in against Christmas.
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