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Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 09/ 8/2010

Loudoun votes for holiday displays

By Washington Post editors

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to uphold a current policy that allows for unattended displays, including religious displays, to be placed on the public grounds of the county courthouse.

The motion to maintain the current policy was passed 8 to 1 with Supervisor Stevens Miller (D-Dulles) opposed.

The decision provided a resolution to a heated debate that began last November, when a resident-led committee decided to ban unattended displays on courthouse property following an increasing volume of requests to use the space.

-- Caitlin Gibson

By Washington Post editors  | September 8, 2010; 11:25 AM ET
 
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Of course they did. Can't make the Christians angry. How about you put the displays on your own lawn and your "church" property? Why do you religious types feel the need to use public property? Enough.

Posted by: jckdoors | September 8, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

I look forward to sharing the Wiccan Solstice Celebration with the public! Christians co-opted the holiday, now we can get it back!

Posted by: Anglo_Rider | September 8, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Got any Ramadan displays goin' on?!!

Posted by: 10bestfan | September 8, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Excellent decision. The courthouse grounds are owned by all the taxpayers of Loudoun County and they all should have the opportunity to express their opinions. I would suggest that they make some rules and regs regarding size, scope and length of display and enforce them equally and across the board.

Posted by: JackESpratt | September 8, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

I look forward to the Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu and Wiccan displays which should all be permitted to have equal display space. I guess we also need to make room for Scientology too.

Great separation of Church and State there Loudoun county - another reason why I will NEVER live in VA.

Posted by: AutumnBanter | September 8, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Lighten up!
Religious groups who care will put up a display, those who don't, won't. This will be forgotten in a month.

Posted by: krickey7 | September 8, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

It won't be forgotten in a month. It will come up every year.

Posted by: jckdoors | September 8, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Awesome! I can't wait to display the Satanic ritual of Osculum Infame!

Posted by: MarilynManson | September 8, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Don't forget the His Holiness, the Flying Spaghetti Monster!

Posted by: johng1 | September 8, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Please people - use this decision wisely.
I have never seen any decorations that are not Xian or jewish holiday decorations.

i would actually go to VA just to see what people come up with.

Wiccans, Halloween approaches, what shall you do?!?

Posted by: Greent | September 8, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

It is such a shame that legislators at all levels of government spend so much time on things that should be private, personal issues. I guess it helps them escape from dealing with issues that are really of importance to the general public.

Posted by: harrija1 | September 9, 2010 8:12 AM | Report abuse

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