ACLU issues letter defending woman's right to 'middle finger light display'

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 11:43am

Sarah Henderson was told by police to remove Christmas lights in the shape of a middle finger, and fined after complaints from neighbors. However, the American Civil Liberties Union says she had every right to put them up.

Henderson says her reasoning for the lights were to send a message to her neighbors, who she is having issues with, but the ACLU says the reason doesn't matter.

In a letter to Denham Springs Police Department, they said: “Rather than pressuring Ms. Henderson to remove a display that is protected under the U.S. Constitution and Louisiana law, the Denham Springs Police Department should have defended her right of free expression.”

As for Henderson, she's pretty pleased with the show of support.

"The truth has prevailed like I knew it would,” stated Henderson. “If it hadn't, I don't think there would have been such a serendipitous conclusion of the waking nightmare that has been my life for the past year, living in this den of wolves."

Henderson says she doesn't think she will put the display up again because her message was "sent and received."

To read the entire letter the ACLU sent to the Denham Springs Police Department, click here.



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Lol, really? You're going to pull the Christian card? You do know America's true religion is consumerism, more people worship money in this country than "god". Most of the church goers around here are stuck up SUV/Latte crowd that goes to church for all the wrong reasons. I know one person who goes to church and prays for money, not "god". Hate to say it, this country's "god" is consumerism and worship materialism.

Lol our "Lord and Saviour" is consumerism, thats the real religion of America.

Ah, yes, church, where the SUV driver/Latte crowd comes and tries to act all high and mighty while infected by materialism.

This woman is about as stupid as you can get! Maybe she is having problems with her neighbors, but putting up a display like that where children can see it, is disgusting!! What a way to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour - Jesus Christ..

Rehearsed much? Still she can't pronounce 'venerable', which is not surprising considering she is just as ignorant as I thought she would be. On top of her inability to express herself without resorting to a very low level of communication; she chooses the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ to do this. Obviously, she is not Christian, so why is she putting up Christmas lights anyway? If she is not Christian, she shouldn't be observing the holiday.

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