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Sheriff Refuses to Cancel Christmas Party

This is kinda' awesome. Larimer County sheriff Jim Alderden is old school. You might remember him because he investigated the whole Balloon boy fiasco. Well, if you thought that the balloon boy was a scandal wait for this. The past few years Sheriff Larimer has had a real live Christmas tree on gummint property.

Gasp!

Well, as you can imagine, a few obviously very tense elected officials and lawyer types went Grinch on him a few years ago about it and recommended that nobody should put up any Christmas decorations. Well, they asked the wrong Sheriff to cancel Christmas.

Not only did he refuse to take down the decorations. He decided to throw a Christmas tree trimming party.

Well as you can also imagine, two atheist groups got wind of the Christmas shenanigans and demanded the party's cancellation.

Well, major CMR kudos and huzzahs to Sheriff Jim Alderden who not only refused to cancel the party but went one step further. He invited the atheists to what he calls his "politically incorrect" Christmas Party. You see, us Christians types always makes some room in the Inn for folks lost in the desert.

He told them he had a "big, empty spot for the atheists" at Saturday's party.

But instead of showing up KDVR reports that "the Colorado Coalition of Reason decided to erect a sign urging people to illuminate their minds with reason during the winter-solstice season."

They can erect all the signs they want. A Christmas party sounds like a lot more fun to me. How 'bout you?

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17 comments:

Christina said...

That is awesome!

Katie said...

Excellent!

WillyJ said...

The atheist sign reads: "There's probably no Christmas. Now stop enjoying and join our misery."

Anonymous said...

Can we send this guy a fruit basket?

Jonathan said...

This almost makes me forgive him for trying to kick cyclists off public roads in Larimer County a couple of years ago.

Karen said...

The party sounds like alot more fun. And WillyJ I agree with you about the signs.

David L Alexander said...

HOO-rah.

Blackrep said...

He needs to provide a separate but equal party space for the atheists. They can file into a large room with a mirror in which they can worship themselves.

Amy said...

It's hard to take a call for "reason" seriously from people who freak out at the sight or thought of a decorated tree.

Just sayin'...

William said...

You win, Blackrep.

But seriously, if putting up a bunch of signs of every denomination and chain of thought means we can celebrate Christmas again? Yes, please.

AngryAtheist said...

Personally I have no issue with people celebrating Christmas. I think people should celebrate whatever and whenever they want to celebrate. :)

But I don't worship myself, I don't worship anything.

crusader88 said...

Hooray for the sheriff. At last, the atheists reveal that they just want to ruin everybody's fun. Perhaps a posse need be assembled to run them out of Colorado.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the Sheriff. I agree with putting these athiest in a room by themselves. Hope they have a lot of fun looking at each other.

WillyJ said...

AngryAtheist,
Why don't you bring a couple of friends and join the fun? I don't think you would be obligated to do anything against your wish. Just check it out for starters...

Anonymous said...

Good for you sheriff!!! You are a perfect example of a Christmas miracle. I am not a very religious individual but LOVE to celebrate Christmas with my family, it's my favorite time of the year!!

Angry Atheist, why are all you atheists so damn angry??

Merry Christmas to you all!!!!

Anonymous said...

It seems to me that something is terribly wrong with Larimer County when a tiny percentage of clean,wholesome,fair-minded atheist can't stop the vast majority of people from having a Christmas party. What's become of our secular humanist revolution ??

PinheadX said...

If he wanted to fund it himself, or buy the property to have the tree on, or pay rent on the property so that the whole thing wasn't publicly funded, I doubt atheists would have any problem whatsoever with it.

The fact that most of you don't understand why atheists don't want their tax dollars used to prop up your religion speaks volumes. I'm sure you'd love it if your tax dollars went to pay for an Islamic display on government property too, huh?

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