Saturday, October 30, 2010

Do You Believe This? Let The Kids Have Their Day!

Some towns are moving Halloween to Saturday…
When to hold Halloween?
Amanda Terrebonne

In Today's Living, there's controversy over when kids will be hitting the street this year.

Since Halloween falls on Sunday, church day, a lot of towns are moving Halloween to Saturday - including Benton and Bryant.
And it's not just here in Arkansas.

Some towns in Louisiana are doing the same thing, and not just because of church.
Livingston Parish, for instance, has an ordinance on its books that makes it a crime to trick or treat on Halloween when it falls on a Sunday.

The parish council voted this week to move it to Saturday but Marjorie Essmann with the ACLU, says it's a violation of people's rights either way.

Especially considering the penalty for violating this ordinance can be up to $500 and 30 days in jail.
What about Jews and Muslims? Their holy day is Saturday, so it is OK to move Halloween from the Christian day of worship to another religion day of worship.

But there is something more important then religion is some towns…
Jacksonville councilman retreats on moving Halloween to Saturday
By Tia Mitchell
October 26, 2010

Jacksonville City Councilman Don Redman said he was only attempting to respond to constituents’ concerns when he filed a bill last week that, if approved, would have urged Duval County residents to celebrate Halloween on Saturday instead of Sunday.

Instead, he asked council President Jack Webb to allow him to withdraw that request, citing the conflict with Saturday’s Georgia-Florida football game among his reasons.

The vote in Tuesday’s council meeting to withdraw was unanimous.
Well at least we know where they have their priorities.

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