Reported cancellation of Virginia menorah lighting draws rebuke from governor

Posted on AllSides December 4th, 2023
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia political leaders, including Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin, on Monday condemned the reported cancellation of a menorah lighting at a community event in Williamsburg over apparent concerns related to . The criticism from Youngkin and members of the General Assembly from both parties came after the Virginia Gazette over the weekend that the ceremony, which had been scheduled for a monthly art and musical festival happening Dec. 10, had been canceled. Shirley Vermillion, the festival’s founder, told the newspaper that the menorah lighting “seemed very inappropriate”...

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