Fed can print a gazillion fake dollars but banks can't display crosses?
If I were Ben Bernanke, I would be hitting my knees every night and praying that the fake money I was printing in such abundance didn't cause a titanic meltdown.
Instead, the Federal Reserve apparently believes it is in the business of removing all God symbols from its institutions - even at Christmas time:
Federal Reserve examiners came to Perkins bank last week to make sure banks are complying with a long list of regulations. The team from Kansas City deemed a Bible verse of the day, crosses on the teller's counter and buttons that say "Merry Christmas, God With Us," were inappropriate. The Bible verse of the day on the Internet also had to be taken down.
The story garnered national attention overnight from bloggers and Twitter users who posted links to KOCO.com's story.
Specifically, the feds believed, these symbols violated the discouragement clause of Regulation B of the bank regulations. According to the clause,"... the use of words, symbols, models and other forms of communication ... express, imply or suggest a discriminatory preference or policy of exclusion."
The feds interpreted that to mean, for example, a Jew or Muslim or atheist may be offended and believe they may be discriminated against at this bank.
It's hard to fathom a mind that could conjure up such silliness. Anyone who was "offended" at displays of religious significance at Christmas time are deliberately being chauvinistic about their own religion, or more likely, crying out for attention from the media.