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Reader comment on item: Away with Crusaders, Crucifixes, Crosses, and Christmas

Submitted by Roslyn Esther (United States), Dec 16, 2005 at 23:58

Sorry to disagree with you on this one, Mr. Pipes. There are not many crosses in public places in Ottawa, Canada but about 10 years ago, when visiting the city council chambers of a suburb in quest of a zoning amendment, I felt distinctly uncomfortable to see a cross on the wall facing the petitioners.

It seemed to say that although I was born in Canada, its institutions exist to serve Christians and not Jews like myself, that I was not really a part of my country, only tolerated as a second class citizen. I am pleased to say that the council treated us fairly but why should I have to feel that I don't really belong?
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