Necessary? No. Right? possibly, depending on the Time Place and Manner. The subject of this debate, the particular sign in question, unwarranted.I never claimed that it does. Simply saying that religious symbols are used for communal celebration on holidays doesn't make it right or necessary to have those symbols on public property.
I don't see a problem with it, I will concede that taxpayer money is the problem, but if a church wanted to donate the manger scene, would you not agree that it would be more tolerable?In your opinion. In my opinion placing the nativity on tax payer property, knowing that not all tax payers are xian, is condescending, insulting, rude, and placed in a disrespectful manner.
Fair enough, but I am not necessarily making an appeal to popularity, more or less the community standards argument, which is more or less what is deemed acceptable and proper in a communtiy versus what is taboo, I don't necessarily believe in that argument when it comes to censorship, but rather for expression of sentiment, such as the manger scene, hell, I'd even let the sign go if it didn't have at least one of the TPM standard trifecta involved.I am a reasonable person. Making an appeal to popularity is a fallacy. Not to mention that your statement could also be construed as an ad hominem.