Tuesday, December 15, 2015

A lot has changed in just four years…..

Mark Perry writes:

A Christmas classic from 2011, the Carlson School of Management Flash Mobfeaturing “Deck the Halls” (2.6 million views on YouTube)Would a university dare to even do this today in the new anti-Christmas environment on college campuses ? A lot has changed in just four years…..

And Andrea Peyser writes:
I’m Jewish and even I think the ‘War on Christmas’ needs to end


Merry multicultural and atheist-friendly festivals, America. The War on Christmas, an annual skirmish that leftists insist is a figment of conservative imaginations, continues with the sinking of lumps of coal down environmentally ruinous chimneys...

The War on Christmas is showing no signs of letting up.

Santa Claus was banned last month from PS 169 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, by new principal Eujin Jaela Kim, as were kids’ recitations of the Pledge of Allegiance. Thanksgiving celebrations were replaced at the school with a “harvest festival,” and Christmas parties with “winter celebrations.”

“No angels. We can’t even have a star because it can represent a religious system, like the Star of David,” PTA president Mimi Ferrer was warned by school administrators, she told The Post’s Susan Edelman...

At the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (this exists) recently posted on the publicly funded school’s website “Best Practices for Inclusive Holiday Celebrations” — to help campus employees “ensure your holiday party is not a Christmas party in disguise.”

Revelers were instructed to send nondenominational holiday cards, put up decorations in neutral colors and make sure that all foods and beverages served at gatherings are not specific to any particular culture or religion.

“Holiday parties and celebrations should not play games with religious and cultural themes — for example, ‘Dreidel’ or ‘Secret Santa,’ ’’ the Office of Diversity and Buzzkill scolded.

After Republican state lawmakers demanded the resignation of the university’s chancellor and sought to pull funding from the diversity office, a “clarification” was posted online in place of the directive. “We are in no way trying to dismiss this very important Christian holiday,” it read. “As a diverse campus, we do promote ways to be inclusive of all cultures and religions.”

Bah, humbug!

Who’s afraid of mistletoe and Christmas trees, of elves, eggnog, jingle bells, reindeer and Santa’s sleigh?...

Freakin’ ho-nos are trying hard to wreck the season. Fortunately, the spirit won’t be snuffed out.

Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Joyous Kwanzaa!

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