"Highlights" Continued...

Issue: "News of the year," Dec. 31, 2005

...and Christmas too

HUD in mid-December agreed to allow freedom of religion for those wishing to recognize Christmas. Elderly residents of subsidized housing in Winter Haven, Fla., had been ordered not to sing Christmas carols. Mechanicsburg, Pa., seniors could not have religious decorations in the lobbies or on the doors of their own rooms. After the law firm Liberty Counsel threatened a suit (and WORLD called HUD about the rules) the official story changed: Christmas in federal housing is now OK.


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