A Norwegian mayor asked a church to replace its traditional Star-of-David Christmas decoration due to complaints (by Muslims?) that it’s too associated with Israel and Jews.
Who started Christianity? If you answered “Jesus,” you’re wrong. Jesus lived and died as a Jew.
INN (h/t Mauice) Strand Mayor Irene Heng Lauvsnes asked the Klippen Pentecostal church, which lights a large Star of David neon decoration in a municipal park where it holds a Christmas celebration, to replace that this year symbol with a “traditional Christmas star,” the Strandbuen newspaper reported Wednesday.
The “unnamed” critics said the church “designed [the decoration] as a Star of David, a national symbol both for the Jews and for the State of Israel” and “therefore does not fit in the public space” in Strand.
The municipality’s intervention provoked anger, including by the editor-in-chief of the Dagendaily, Vebjørn Selbekk, who wrote in a column titled “Merry Jew-free Christmas,” adding: “That holiday is marked by the fact that a Jewish boy was born to a Jewish mother in a Jewish stable in a Jewish city in a Jewish country.”