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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Can't make this stuff up

No trick, no treats: Parish bans Halloween on Sunday

"Livingston Parish forbids the observance of Halloween on a Sunday.

So this year for the first time, in unincorporated parts of the parish of 120,000, Halloween is on Monday, Nov. 1.

Moreover, trick-or-treating hours are 6 to 8 p.m. on the prescribed day, and violators risk a fine of up to $500 or up to 30 days in jail."

Here's the money quote, though:

"All this has attracted the attention of the American Civil Liberties Union, which Friday dispatched a letter to parish officials telling them they were violating neighbors' constitutional rights to walk their streets and ask for candy any day they pleased, as well as the religious freedom of anyone wanting to celebrate Halloween as a religious feast -- although trick-or-treating is not part of Wiccans' observance of the day."


Blogger Qu'que chose said...

I remember reading some articles about this in The Advocate. There may be other parishes doing the same thing? Just curious? Is LSU playing Sunday night?

7:01 PM  
Blogger 2Evil4U said...

Nope. College football is Saturday. It's a Religious/Catholic thing for the parish.

I don't care one way or the other. I just think the ACLU must be getting bored.

7:40 PM  

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