The owners of a senior living apartment complex in LA is forcing them to remove their Christmas tree because “It’s a religious symbol.” Menorahs are also being banned. The residents are angry. Can you blame them?
On Tuesday, Tarzana-based JB Partners Group Inc. sent a memo to staff at The Willows senior apartment building demanding they take down Christmas trees and menorahs in communal areas.
The company has owned The Willows for four years, but this is the first time it’s given such a directive to staff.
On Wednesday, two dozen residents in the 75-resident complex gathered in the lobby to place a neon green sign that read: “Please Save Our Tree.”
“We’re all angry. We want that tree,” said Fern Scheel, who has lived at the complex for nearly two years. “Where’s our freedom? This is ridiculous.”
The Willows staff and JB Property supervisor Wethanie Law declined to comment.
JB Partners Group owns apartments in California, Oklahoma and Colorado.
Read the whole thing. A Jewish resident is also upset about losing the tree, because she said they all enjoyed it. Well, now they can all be miserable.