Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Wal-Mart & the Christmas Ripple
Mayor Bright (No, I’m not being sarcastic; that really is his name) says this year Montgomery will call the holiday parade, the Christmas Parade. See the ripple effect Wal-Mart’s decision to embrace “Christmas” again is having. Eons ago I watched the parade as a shivering little girl awed by the gaudy lights strung across Dexter Avenue. It’s comforting to know the city will continue this tradition. The Montgomery Advertiser quotes Rabbi Kenneth Segel, of Temple Beth Or, “To ask our neighbors to shut off their colored lights or put away their manger scenes to avoid damaging sensitive psyches is offensive,” said Segel, who thinks it is important to respect the beliefs of others.