Sunday, September 03, 2006

A blood-boiler

Here's a tale that may boil your blood. Fortunately, someone had some sense...
UPPER UWCHLAN -- Orleans Homebuilders has overruled the Byers Station Homeowners Association’s decision to reject John and Cindy McMahon’s petition to place a two-foot statue of the Virgin Mary in front of their home.
Company officials confirmed earlier rumors about the action Friday under condition of anonymity.
The McMahons remained skeptical, saying the association lied to them before, and they have not received any documentation to that effect.

"As far as I’m concerned, it’s all up in the air," John McMahon said. "It’s kind of odd how they haven’t contacted us, but they’ve talked to the news media."
He said his wife Cindy had spoken with Community Management Services Group Thursday, which told her the order had been rescinded, but John McMahon said the company refused to fax them any documentation.
John McMahon said he wouldn’t believe anything until he receives written documentation from Orleans or the homeowners’ association, because of past incidents when he felt they didn’t keep their word.
When contacted Friday, Community Management Services Group would not comment on the change, and instead directed attention to Orleans, which made the decision.
The association’s board of directors informed the McMahons that their exterior change application had been denied "due to the religious nature of the statue" in an Aug. 15 letter.