[AMRadio] Politically Correct Holiday Greetings


Jim Candela jcandela at prodigy.net
Tue Dec 20 10:59:29 EST 2005


Jack,

    I wonder if those that want to "neuter" Christmas
would be willing to give up their paid holiday pay and
work through Christmas and new year as if it were a
normal business week? 

Jim

--- w9gt at comcast.net wrote:

> It seems ridiculously simple to me...with all the
> efforts to avoid offending someone or some
> group...we (they) are offending everyone.  This
> country was founded on principles that respected
> separation of church and state, but those principles
> certainly did not propose that we ignore or abolish
> all mention of religious or cultural beliefs,
> whatever they might be.  It seems outrageous to me
> that in the effort to be all inclusive, we might be
> being all-exclusive.  I for one am offended by the
> exclusion of mention of the true name of the
> holidays that I enjoy celebrating because such
> mention might not be in step with someone else's
> beliefs.  I certainly feel that I should respect
> other's beliefs and customs.  Why then is it not
> reciprocal?  MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
> and HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all who celebrate other
> holidays at this time.
> 
> 73,  Jack, W9GT
> 
> -------------- Original message -------------- 
> From: Tom Norris <r390a at bellsouth.net> 
> 
> > > From: W3CRR 
> > > 
> > > I'm the public affairs director of a large
> non-profit agency in 
> > > Washington, DC. One of my responsibilities is
> editing our monthly 
> > > magazine. Last year, at the direction of our
> Executive Director, I 
> > > included holiday greetings in the magazine
> accompanied by a small 
> > > graphic. It was a nice, simple and warmly
> artistic lit photograph of a 
> > > Christmas candle next to a Hanukah menorah.
> Subsequently, I received 
> > > angry missives from followers of the Christian,
> Jewish and Islamic 
> > > faiths as well as a celebrant of Kwanzaa for
> either a) juxtaposing 
> > > their 
> > > symbol next to the "opposition", or b) excluding
> their symbol from the 
> > > graphic. (What's the Kwanzaa icon, by the way, a
> "Kwanzaa Hut"?) :-) 
> > > 
> > > No greetings this year... 
> > > 
> > > 73, 
> > > 
> > > Craig 
> > > W3CRR 
> > 
> >
>
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