Understand that these people complaining and trying to stop the Krampus celebration want to force Christianity on everyone. Their religion is OK to force on everyone. They are entitled to celebrate their holidays their way and you must let them, but only they are entitled and only their holiday is to be forced on everyone. Your holiday ideas, no way, it makes theirs less unique or less important. No other ideas or customs will be allowed, only their religious celebrations. How did the land of the free become so restrictive and backwards with such an entitled Christian mentality? Hugs
Local residents want the city of Tuscumbia to rescind an event permit given to organizers of the Pagan event Reading Time: 3 MINUTES
Asecular “Festival of Yule” in Tuscumbia, Alabama is on the verge of being canceled despite a Christian-friendly festival taking place a week later. Local officials have already announced that the public can make statements about their feelings about the Yule festival during a meeting on Monday, which could provide the pressure needed to put a stop to it.
For over a decade, Tuscumbia has hosted a Charles Dickens-themed celebration called “It’s A Dickens Christmas Y’all.” It involves horse-drawn carriages, pictures with Santa, and costumes that take you back to 19th Century England. There’s nothing wrong with any of that. It’s unique, local, and fun for the family. But make no mistake: It centers around a Christian holiday. This year’s event will take place on December 10.
Last year, Kendall Gilchrist, the owner of Hesperia Mystic Shoppe, decided to host a festival in nearby Florence, AL that celebrated something not based on Christianity. The first “Festival of Yule” showcased local businesses and let people take a picture with a 7.5-foot Krampus. It was enough of a hit that Gilchrist wanted to host it again this year.
This time around, though, because Florence had so many events taking place around the holidays, Gilchrist’s husband reached out to city officials in nearby Tuscumbia to see if the event could be hosted there, and there was enthusiastic approval. Gilchrist’s work partner even celebrated getting the permit with a picture alongside city leaders:
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One can be assured that among the Christian faith, there is no such creed as “live and let live.” And you can money on that!