INDIGNATION AT CHRISTMASTIME
Catholic League president Bill
Donohue comments today as follows:
“It is simply wrong to maintain
that the sensitivity police want to scrub society
clean of all vestiges of religion. As the
following examples demonstrate, Christianity is
their real target.”
- A spokesman
explained that the reason K-Mart forbids calling
Christmas trees Christmas trees is because “we
do not want to offend any of our associates.” So
they are dubbed “Holiday Trees.”
- A staff member at
North Seattle Community College was berated for
discussing “Christmas cookies” in an e-mail.
- Menorahs are called
menorahs—not candelabra—at LSU, but Christmas
trees are called “Holiday Trees.”
- Hanukkah and the
Islamic holy day Eid al-Adha are mentioned in
the school calendar of the Spokane Public
Schools, but Christmas is not.
- Minutes after a
“Giving Tree” was displayed at a school in
Leominster, Massachusetts, some parents
complained and it was immediately taken down.
- A Christmas tree
was taken down after a faculty member complained
at Missouri State University, but was later
restored. No one complained about the menorah.
- A miniature
nativity scene was removed from the main lobby
of CentraState Medical Center in New Jersey, but
was later restored. No one complained about the
- Hanukkah is
celebrated at Harvard, but not Christmas. A
giant menorah sits in Harvard Yard but there is
not a nativity scene in sight.
- Pembroke Lakes Mall
in South Florida displays a 5-foot-tall menorah
but all nativity scenes have been censored.
Donohue concludes as follows:
“In Israel there are menorahs aplenty. And in the
Muslim nations, stars and crescents are displayed.
So why is it that in a nation that is
overwhelmingly Christian, manger scenes are banned
but Jewish and Muslim symbols are not? There is
something sick going on.”