Church Sign "Christmas Easier to Spell than Hanukkah?" Removed After Mixed Reaction

Friday, Dec 6, 2013  |  Updated 4:40 PM EDT
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A sign reading “Christmas, easier to spell than Hanukkah" has been taken down at a North Palm Beach church after it received mixed reactions.

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A sign reading “Christmas, easier to spell than Hanukkah" has been taken down at a North Palm Beach church after it received mixed reactions.

Pastor Mike Butzberger has been changing the slogan of his front sign at Lighthouse Baptish Church every week for the past 15 yeers. He thought the sign would make people smile.                      

"Something encouraging, inspiring, informative and occasionally for the purpose of making them smile," said Butzberger to WPTV Newschannel 5.

"It was not really offensive, just poor taste," said Rabbi Levkovitz. from Beth Temple AM.

He believes it is sending the wrong message but is not offended.

"If the church tries to celebrate one of the most important holidays by putting down another faith it's definitely not the spirit of Hanukkah or Christmas," said Rabbi Levkovitz.

Butzberger said he did not intend to offend anyone and has changed the sign to “Jesus loves you.”

"We live in such a politically correct climate, people are literally searching for excuses to be offended and outraged," Butzberger said.

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