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Airport Removes Christmas Trees After Menorah Request

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Airport Removes Christmas Trees After Menorah Request

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Airport Removes Christmas Trees After Menorah Request

Airport Removes Christmas Trees After Menorah Request

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The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport had nine Christmas trees. Then a rabbi requested one Jewish menorah. Airport officials contend that if they agreed, they'd have to add more symbols for more religions. So they took all nine trees down.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with signs of the holiday season.

The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport had nine Christmas trees, and then a rabbi requested one Jewish menorah. Airport officials contend that if they agreed to that, they'd have to add more symbols for more religions. So they just took all nine trees down.

A man in Byron Township, Michigan, offered his own Christmas display. He covered his lawn in lights and the lights spell out, Bah Humbug, the praise made famous by Scrooge.

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