NewsThu Dec 16, 2004 - 12:15 pm EST
Mentioning Christmas in Workplaces Attacked By Political Correctness Across US
NEW YORK, December 16, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Catholic League has highlighted incidents of anti-Christmas shenanigans at businesses throughout the nation. Commenting on the hostility to the celebration of the birth of the Christ Child, Catholic League president William Donohue said, “What bothers these cultural fascists is traditional morality.”“For decades, employees at Time magazine had a Christmas party and looked forward to receiving a Christmas bonus,” Donohue explained. “But starting three years ago, the party was banned and so were the Christmas bonuses. This is not to say that bonuses are no longer given-they are-it’s just that the dreaded ‘C-word’ is no longer associated with them. This is progress.”“The University of Alabama’s Office of Cultural Diversity recommends that all nativity scenes should be banned because they are ‘religion-centered.’” Donohue continued. “The menorah, which is a Jewish religious symbol, is ‘fine’ because it is really a ‘secular’ symbol. Employees are also instructed to ‘avoid confronting others from different religions about their beliefs.’ Failure to do so may result in ‘unintentional oppression or hostilities.’ They actually said this,” reports Donohue. Even Macy’s department store—famous for its inclusion in the Christmas movie “Miracle on 34th Street”, has opted out of using “Merry Christmas” in its greetings, in favor of the meaningless “Happy Holidays” or Seasons Greetings, according to conservative columnist Pat Buchanan. And the Salvation Army has been kicked out of Target department stores this season, nixing a potential nine million dollars in donations for the hungry and homeless. Target claims the move is because they get requests from all kinds of groups who want to solicit in front of their stores. But the real reason, Buchanan says, is because homosexual activists have petitioned Target to deny the Salvation Army because the Army teaches that homosexuality is sinful. “If you’re looking for an explanation for all this, consider what Arlene Vernon of HrxInc says: employers need to be ‘sensitive to the fact that holidays don’t make everyone happy,’” Donohue concludes. “If she had any guts, she’d advocate banning Christmas altogether, but that may affect her profits.” Tv
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