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Halloween on a Sunday

Parts of the US are up in arms over Halloween falling on a Sunday; in the Bible Belt states of the South, some literal-minded Christians (presumably the same ones who called for the Harry Potter books to be banned; it appears that distinguishing between form and content isn't very popular in parts of Alabama and such) are so upset about children dressed as demons and witches being out on the Sabbath that various communities have officially moved Halloween to October 30, a Saturday.
"You just don't do it on Sunday," said Sandra Hulsey of Greenville, Ga. "That's Christ's day. You go to church on Sunday, you don't go out and celebrate the devil. That'll confuse a child."

(via FmH)

There are 3 comments on "Halloween on a Sunday":

Posted by: billy http:// Sat Oct 23 04:29:51 2004

well i live in alabama. so i get to read all about it in the news paper! alabama!

Posted by: Chris http:// Sat Oct 23 19:49:12 2004

Yeah, I'm dreading ththat week. I'm pretty sure those people are a minority (at least here in Huntsville), but they're very vocal.

They will insist that we move Halloween to a different date, then they'll all be telling us we have to vote for Bush.

I forget whether I saw the link to <a href="http://209.157.64.200/focus/f-news/970879/posts">this site</a> here or somewhere else. Sure the article is obviously a joke, but I'm not sure whether I should be depressed or amused after reading some of the comments.

Posted by: billy http:// Sun Oct 24 15:22:24 2004

yeah, sure am glad i aint a kid no more... and in the town where i am from(albertville "fire hydrant capital of the world") they just went wet in the city, and man the local newspaper was flooded with mail about how now that kids and shit are gonna be drunk and on the loose and how that that we just let satan put his stumpy uncircumsized black viened red cock up our colllective assholes and pump us full of his horrible churning seed! I love alabama state, best of all! god bless the u.s.a!

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