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Religious floats in parade were out of place

Even though our Fourth of July celebrations are now a pleasant memory, I feel compelled to write this letter to say that I was personally insulted by some of the floats in the Fourth of July parade in Frisco.

As a Jew, I feel that it was unnecessary to have religious floats in a parade that is supposed to be about America’s Independence Day. I am not saying the parade was bad, because I very much enjoyed the cars, the flying candy and spending time with some of my friends.

However, I feel that a church float that has religious slogans on it is not appropriate in an Independence Day parade. Similarly, I understand that the Big Red Bus is very popular, but to have religious symbols on the bus for the parade is unnecessary.

Because the church float and Big Red are both Christian-

related, it didn’t surprise me that there would be religious sayings and symbols on these floats, but what I don’t understand is why the Frisco Town Council float, which should not be religious at all, had a Santa on it.

Overall, I would say the parade was pretty good. I saw some good floats, got some candy, got a little wet and had some good food, but I would feel much better if I didn’t see any religious floats at all.

Dan Marion

Summit Cove

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