RELIGION IN ASSOCIATIONS: A
BREEDING GROUND FOR LAWSUITS!
December 11, 2015
If you know your history you know that religion caused more wars
than anything else. It’s not quite as bad in community
associations, but we have – over the years – seen quite a lot of
media reports about lawsuits caused by some sort of religious
From using the clubhouse for religious services to placing the
statue of the Virgin Mary in the front-yard, Florida’s judges
had to deal with all sorts of fights between neighbors over
And with Christmas getting close, the fights over Christmas
decorations are increasing. In my opinion Christmas is nowadays
not just a Christian holiday anymore. About all US citizens
celebrate some sort of Christmas – with Santa Claus being the
most important part of the holidays. Kids just love Santa – no
matter what Religion. Our society has made Christmas the biggest
sales-holiday of the year, often overshadowing the religious
background of this holiday.
But let’s not forget: The original message of Christmas is:
PEACE ON EARTH – and that should be the most important part
of the message we should all try to follow!
Forget the fights over beliefs and religion – and let’s be nice
and neighborly with each other.
PEACE IN OUR COMMUNITIES!
||Jan Bergemann is president of Cyber Citizens For Justice,
's largest state-wide property owners' advocacy group.
CCFJ works on legislation to help owners living in
associations. He moved to
in 1995 - hoping to retire. He moved into a HOA, where the
developer cheated the homeowners and used the association dues
for his own purposes. End of retirement!
CCFJ was born in the year 2000, when some owners met in
- finding out that power is only in numbers. Bergemann was a
member of Governor Jeb Bush's HOA Task force in 2003/2004.
The organization has two websites to inform interested
homeowners and condo owners:
News Website: http://www.ccfj.net/.
Educational Website: http://www.ccfjfoundation.net/.
We think that only owners can really represent owners, since all
service providers surely have a different interest! We are
trying to create owner-friendly laws, but the best laws are
useless without enforcement. And enforcement is totally lacking