Theodore's World: Christmas Censors Are Out In Force

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November 28, 2007

Christmas Censors Are Out In Force

“We haven’t hit December yet and already the politically correct police are out in force trying to censor Christmas.
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Here are some samples:

· For 75 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce sponsored the ‘Hollywood Christmas Parade.’ When it refused to sponsor the parade this year, the L.A. City Council took over, renaming it the ‘Hollywood Santa Parade.’

· The Department of Housing and Urban Development has censored Christmas religious symbols from its housing complexes.

· No Christmas decorations are allowed on school buses in parts of Vermont.

· A Jewish public official in Wisconsin wants to rename the State Capitol Holiday Tree the Christmas Tree, but is being opposed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

· Chattanooga has banned a live nativity scene from its public festivities.

· Sonoma City Council has nixed religious displays on the Plaza.

· Voters in Berkley, Michigan have forbidden a crèche at City Hall.

· Fort Collins, Colorado says it is okay to have green and red lights outside city buildings, but only secular symbols are allowed inside.

· After Briarcliff Manor, New York was ordered to erect a crèche next to a menorah, the village elected to ban all religious symbols.

· Residents in Olean, New York are fighting over privately owned nativity scenes being displayed in city parks.

· A nativity scene in front of the Ypsilanti Township fire hall in Michigan has been banned.

· No religious symbols are allowed in Seattle-Tacoma airport, but trees made of cardboard are legit.

· Nativity scenes at Texas Tech are not permissible, but a tree is okay. The official in charge says, ‘We’re not saying it’s a holiday tree, because it’s a Christmas tree, but we choose to do a tasteful tree that really anybody can embrace.’ Great idea!

“There you have it. The multicultural monsters are rearing their ugly heads once again, showing what they really mean by tolerance for diversity.”


Wild Thing's comment........

I say a BIG ole Merry Christmas and a HO HO HO!

Posted by Wild Thing at November 28, 2007 12:44 AM


Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor — and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.” Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be — That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks — for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation...

George Washington

Posted by: BobF at November 28, 2007 07:50 AM

Fort Collins, Colorado The voice of the people has trumped the ACLU,and it lost, all Christmas
decorations are "OK"...

Posted by: Tincan Sailor at November 28, 2007 11:52 AM

Two things are going to govern my shopping selections, their support of the traditional Christmas Holiday and their support of our troops. This means I'll bypass cities like Olympia Washington, Seattle Washington and Portland Oregon, where the troops are not welcome.

Posted by: Jack at November 28, 2007 02:12 PM

Texas tech is that the home of the Aggies ? If so it's not surprising.

Posted by: Mark at November 28, 2007 06:43 PM

This is appalling. Christmas is Christmas, not Holidaymas.
I have been on both ends where I've had people tell me Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas and I've had people yell at me for someone else tell them Happy Holidays because they're suppose to be PC.
The backlash is coming on strong.
I, myself, have some Jewish relatives, so Hanukkah is celebrated too, but they don't get all huffy puffy over a simple Merry Christmas.

Posted by: Lynn at November 28, 2007 07:37 PM

A second thought, all these X-perts, claim they do not want to offend anyone, code word for moslems. First of screw them, since 9-11 they seem to have come of age, again screw them.

Second are all these X-perts working on December 25th on this supposed Christmas holiday ? ... No, of course not can these morons say double standard.

Posted by: Mark at November 28, 2007 07:46 PM

Mark - No, Texas Tech is in Lubbock out in the Texas Panhandle. Texas A&M is the Aggies. Both schools are quite conservative and it is surprising that Tech would do this. It just goes to show how invasive this damned politically correct crap has become. For years I have been complaining about the commercialization of Christmas. Now we have to worry about the religious basis of Christmas being attacked.

Posted by: TomR at November 28, 2007 07:47 PM

Just lit off the large green and red Merry Christmas sign on the front of my house,anyone
have a problem with that??????

Merry Christmas one and all!!!!PC my arse!!!

Posted by: Tincan Sailor at November 28, 2007 07:57 PM

We used to be able to say, "Only in America!" when reading a story like this. However, this nonsense has spread all over Europe too.

Merry Christmas to all my Christian 'friends' at the PC Free Zone Gazette.

Bah Humbug to the PC police and multicultural wackos. Screw you!

Posted by: Les at November 28, 2007 08:47 PM

A very Merry Christmas to you Chrissie!

Posted by: patrickdaniel at November 28, 2007 09:59 PM

Bob, thank you for that quote.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 28, 2007 11:18 PM

Tincan Sailor, GOOD, thank you so much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 28, 2007 11:21 PM

Jack thank you so much, and thank you for those links too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 28, 2007 11:23 PM

Lynn, same here. My Jewish friends do not mind at all either.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 28, 2007 11:27 PM

Mark, that is so true, They enjoy the Christmas holiday and then turn around and want to destroy what it is all about.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 28, 2007 11:30 PM

Tom, it surprises me too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 28, 2007 11:32 PM

Tincan Sailor, love it.

Merry Christmas Tincan.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 28, 2007 11:33 PM

Les, I agree, "Bah Humbug to the PC police".

Merry Christmas to you too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 28, 2007 11:36 PM

Patrick, thank you. And a Merry Christmas to you too.

Love the Ho Ho Ho too. heh heh

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 28, 2007 11:37 PM

Thank-you 18th President of the U.S - Ulysses S. Grant - for making Christmas a federal holiday! Thank-you Alabama for being the first state to make Christmas a state holiday too in 1836! Webster's defines CHRISTMAS as the time of year where Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

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