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Annual Offensive Christmas Lights Story

Woman told to remove Christmas lights to avoid offending non-Christian neighbours - Telegraph
She was astonished when an employee of South Tyneside Homes called at her house and informed her that the decorations she was displaying might be offending her neighbours.
Independent councillor Ahmed Khan, who represents Mrs Glenn's ward, condemned the employee's actions.
He said: "Every year this woman puts her Christmas lights up and I know how popular they are. It's great when people make an effort to decorate their houses.

"It's this kind of nonsense that sets race relations back 20 years.

There is some sort of rule where that if A tries to ban B from doing something that A thinks C might find offensive, without the slightest bit of evidence that C would then A is always wrong and an intolerant fascist twat.


Even if C really did find it offensive then that's simply too bad. As "fortune" told me this morning:

It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God.
It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
- Thomas Jefferson

She should put up extra lights, preferably those annoying flashy ones that play music, just to enforce the point that her neighbours have no right to complain.

"There is some sort of rule..."

It's Mencken: "Whenever 'A' attempts by law to impose his moral standards upon 'B', 'A' is most likely a scoundrel."


Letters From A Tory.

The point is that the neighbours didn't complain. Quite the opposite, they love the lights.
I’m afraid this is a typical example of Political Correctness gone mad and has no place in our society. The sooner people stand up to this type of nonsense the sooner Britain will become a sane society.

Mr A is definately out of order. Even if Mr B is being offensive, A has no right to make pre-emptory orders based on his own sensibilities. C has to make a complaint and prove his case before a court. Then and only then can Mr Justice D order Mr B to do something.

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