Imagine getting angry and offended – to the point of writing an anonymous scolding letter – about Christmas lights.
FOX News is reporting that a resident of St. Anthony, Minn. got just such a letter from an alleged “neighbor” on Dec. 7, trying to shame her for the light display on their home.
The offended party wrote: “I couldn’t help but notice your Christmas light display. During these unprecedented times, we have all experienced challenges which casual words just don’t describe what we’re feeling. The idea of twinkling, colorful lights are a reminder of divisions that continue to run through our society, a reminder of systemic biases against our neighbors who don’t celebrate Christmas or who can’t afford to put up lights of their own,” reads the letter, shared by Crime Watch Minneapolis. “We must do the work of educating ourselves about the harmful impact an outward facing display like yours can have.”
The letter challenges Kim Hunt and her husband, who put up their lights, to “respect the dignity of all people, while striving to learn from differences, ideas, and opinions of our neighbors.”
The letter might seem to be a hoax, except that its self-righteous tone is note-perfect for offended leftists who claim the free expression of others causes them injury, even as they demand it for themselves.
“We must come together collectively and challenge these institutional inequities,” the letter concludes. “St. Anthony is a community welcoming of all people and we must demand better for ourselves.”
Hunt said she was “very surprised, shocked and saddened by the letter.”
The nurse, who said she works with COVID patients, explained that “these times we live in are so divisive” and that it’s “a sad statement that Christmas lights have to be a target.”
Hunt noted that three other homeowners in the area got the same letter.