Keep the Tree of Knowledge a part of the Chester County Courthouse Winter Display!
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UPDATED: The Chester County Commissioners passed Resolution 58-10 which places control of the winter holiday in their hands only.
They get to decide what display goes up. We are trying to prove that the Tree of Knowledge (displayed since 2007) has become an anticipated symbol of the nontheist community. We want the Commissioners to know that there is no other symbol that can exemplify nontheism as lovely as the Tree of Knowledge.
This week, the Commissioners are discussing which displays of the past are in or out. We, naturally, suspect that the Tree of Knowledge is "out." We are trying everything, however, to convince the Commissioners that the Tree of Knowledge should be included as a valuable symbol of education, diversity and Constitutional freedoms.
PREVIOUS TEXT OF THIS PETITION: The Chester County Commissioners have elected to write a resolution which effectively bans non-theist groups from creating a holiday display. This is a direct response to the Freethought society's TREE of KNOWLEDGE display which has shared the courthouse lawn with a Christian creche and a Jewish Menorah, as well as a standardly decorated county Christmas tree. They plan to vote on this resolution tomorrow, November 18, 2010, at their meeting which convenes at 10 am.
We petition the County Commissioners to REJECT resolution 58-10 and keep the holiday display opportunities as they now are, open to ALL citizens of all beliefs.
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