There will be no Christmas lights, Christmas trees, or other Christmas decorations in one part of Berlin, Germany -- even on private property -- after officials in the Kreuzberg district banned the display of anything that celebrates the Christian holiday, because someone might be offended, the WND (World Net Daily) website reports today (September 19, 2013).
"Why should religious festivals be celebrated in public?" asked Social Democratic Party Councilor Martin Becker.
The censorship was supported by the left-wing councilman as a response to demands by Muslims in the district that they be allowed to celebrate the end of Ramadan in the streets. Due to a fear of noise complaints, council officials decided that the best solution was to ban all religious festivals from being publicly celebrated in the district.
The ban includes decorations on private property if they could be seen by the public, according to reports. The only exception will be a location the government would designate for a Christmas tree.