Is it true that it is acceptable for a giant menorah to be at the White House but a cross is not allowed?

Believe me I'm agnostic when it comes to religion and nor do I hate Jews. I just want to find out why this is? I recall there being some hoorahrah about crosses and nativity scenes being on government grounds before, but it's ok to have a giant menorah on the white house grounds but no... show more Believe me I'm agnostic when it comes to religion and nor do I hate Jews. I just want to find out why this is?

I recall there being some hoorahrah about crosses and nativity scenes being on government grounds before, but it's ok to have a giant menorah on the white house grounds but no Christianity?

Giant Menorah in front of White House
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3480073,00.html

Is this ok with Christians and Jews?
Update: Christmas trees aren't of Christian origin it's of pagan origin. No crosses or nativity scenes.
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