Not much support for anti-'merry Christmas' bus complaint

A bus with the message 'Merry Christmas' on the front display. (QMI Agency/Stuart Dryden, file)

A bus with the message 'Merry Christmas' on the front display. (QMI Agency/Stuart Dryden, file)

Lisa Mrazek, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:06 AM ET

SASKATOON -- A local man who has vowed to continue fighting to get "Merry Christmas" off city transit signs isn't getting much support -- not even from people he says he represents.

Non-Christian religious groups and secularist groups say they don't agree with Ashu Solo.

"I think it's quite lovely," Marsha Scharfstein, president of the Congregation of Agudas Israel, said of the seasonal message displayed on buses, which city council voted Monday to keep flashing. "I don't think the intent of the city in any way was to elevate one religion over another, it's just a celebration and a recognition of a holiday that's very important to a lot of citizens of Saskatoon" and an innovative way of moving the message around the city."

 


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