bdog wrote:Ah...it's only the "American" religions that are important.
I don't see why you feel the need to put American in quotes because, yes, we are talking about Americans here. Jewish Americans. Christian Americans. Hmong Americans. Atheist Americans. All Americans.
If a civic group or organization goes out of it's way to disrespect a specific group of religious Americans, I have a problem with that and I think you should too. We're not talking about blue laws or officially observed holidays in this case. We're talking about two local organizations who seem to have knowingly scheduled their events at two of the few times when observant Jews would not be able to participate. There is no excuse for that.
And suggesting that Stu, as chair of a governmental commission, would behave that way toward any other group of religious Americans is deliberately and gratuitously insulting and, in my opinion, Stu is owed an apology.
Of course, Stu engaged in name-calling which was also unnecessarily insulting. So there is that.