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Full-Size Christmas Trees to Return to Seattle Airport
SEATAC, Wash. ‚ÄĒ The Christmas trees are going back up at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Port of Seattle officials had ordered the trees taken down over the weekend after a local rabbi threatened a lawsuit if a menorah wasn't also displayed at the airport.
Airport officials say they took that action out of concern that if they allowed the addition of a menorah, they would also have to display symbols of other religions and cultures, which was not something airport workers had time for during the busiest travel season of the year.
Rabbi Elazar Bogomilsky says he never asked that the trees be taken down, and the threat of a lawsuit was withdrawn....
The trees will praise God, too, isn't that in the Bible. And many-a-pine tree has its branches lifted like one praising God. I say the tree. Of course, the menorah could be displayed also, since Christianity began as a Jewish sect. Have them both...or at least put some candles on the tree . Works for me. Good decision on Seattle's part, too.