Here is the link to this exact story on their official site.
My comments are added in orange.
Several Cities Move Official Halloween Celebration
Move Made To Help School Children
POSTED: 6:40 pm CDT October 3, 2010
UPDATED: 8:52 pm CDT October 3, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY The decision by several Oklahoma City area community leaders to celebrate Halloween a day early is stirring a spirited debate.
Edmond, Midwest City, Oklahoma City and Yukon officials have issued proclamations moving the date from Oct. 31, a Sunday, to Oct. 30. Norman stuck with Oct. 31. Yay!
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett's chief of staff, David Holt, said the non-binding decision has more to do with Sunday being the night before school than with it being the day in which church services are held.
Because, being politically correct has hit the bible belt.
First United Methodist Church pastor Mark McAdow said the move is convenient for those who want to go to Sunday evening services, but he said he wouldn't be bothered if children go trick-or-treating on Sunday.
Because, "keeping the Sabbath day holy" is a commandment open to interpretation-right?
Edmond resident Jason Sipe said Halloween should be celebrated on Oct. 31.
Because, he is so blessed to have the freedom to choose his beliefs.
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OK, I am nieve. Am I breaking the copyright here by reposting this? Does a blog with very small readership count as redistributing? I don't know. I get no monetary compensation for this thing. I have nothing to gain or lose. (Just maybe someone might take offense or something.) Anyway-KOKO, I linked you above. I gave all the details, I'm not making any gain off this little post. I hope I haven't wronged you. I am grateful for the news you reported and I found this late Sunday night.
Thank you for the good news this Sabbath evening.
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