Category Archives: Religion

Peace Reigns in Colorado

My brother Carl sent me this update. Go, Pagosa Springs!

Here’s a quote from the above article that made me happy: “In any case, there are now more peace symbols in Pagosa Springs, a town of 1,700 people 200 miles southwest of Denver, than probably ever in its history.

On Tuesday morning, 20 people marched through the center carrying peace signs and then stomped a giant peace sign in the snow perhaps 300 feet across on a soccer field, where it could be easily seen.”

If you can’t use a NY Times link, here’s another.

apparently “peace on earth” is right out

I’m trying really hard, but I don’t have a response to this:

A homeowners association in southwestern Colorado has threatened to fine a resident $25 a day until she removes a Christmas wreath with a peace sign that some say is an anti-Iraq war protest or a symbol of Satan.

There’s more info (but no more clarity) at the Yahoo News article. I see that it’s all about the HOA exercising their power, but WTF?

UPDATE, via Wil Wheaton dot Net: It looks like HOA board has apologized and “called the incident a misunderstanding.”  Uh-huh.  I hope the misunderstander gets punished appropriately.