Christmas Village wiped out in Philadelphia, then brought back

This “I’m offended” crap is totally out of control. Many of you are probably offended about many things you see and experience during your day-to-day travels, yet my guess is you don’t go around claiming you have some unwritten right not to be offended. What’s even worse is the fools who buckle to the pressure so quickly.

Hat tip to Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit who notes the original story at Philly.com with my emphasis in bold.

[T]he letters spelling “Christmas” were removed yesterday afternoon from the archways on the north and west sides of the plaza, at the request of Managing Director Richard Negrin. They will be replaced with the word “Holiday.”

City spokesman Mark McDonald said Negrin asked for the change after the city received complaints from workers and residents.

As a city of great diversity, one shouldn’t be surprised that there’s a difference of views when it comes to symbols and words,” McDonald said.

Are you friggin’ kidding me? A couple of people call and supposedly complain about the word Christmas in lights at what I can only describe as a craft festival and management freaks?

Supposedly, the Christmas reference on the sign will be back tomorrow morning after some “reflection” by the mayor.

10 replies
  1. ilovevice
    ilovevice says:

    For some reason people in the ditch, do not want to climb out of the ditch. Instead, they want all of us in the ditch with them. I'm not goin' down there. GOD bless Christmas!!!!!

  2. GdavidH
    GdavidH says:

    Things that offend me:

    A mosque near the WTC site, Human rights tramplers calling out the U.S. at the UN for alleged human rights violations, Taking God out of public places, Protecting the rights of criminals over victims, etc., etc.

    Things the left support and have no tolerance of those who don't….see above!

  3. Murphy
    Murphy says:

    Wish everybody Merry CHRISTMAS! Not Happy Holidays. Have Christmas Parties in December, if you want to have a Holiday party have it May, July, November there are holidays every month.

  4. winnie888
    winnie888 says:

    For the left, Christmas has meaning when related to the vote on extended unemployment benefits for the 99ers (right "before Christmas") and Christmas is just an opportunity to artificially beef up the economy (black Friday/cyber Monday)…they could care less about the meaning of the holy day.  That a "Christmas" sign would be pulled down does not surprise me anymore.  Perhaps that's the saddest of all.

  5. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Clearly, the word "Christ" and "Christmas" are so transformative, i.e. that people drop to their knees and start praying, that even atheists quake at the mere sight of them!

     

    Wait until they find out that "Holiday" is derived from "holy day"…

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