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Banning Christmas

An administrator, Patricia Sonntag, at California State University, has banned Christmas.

“Time has come to recognize that religious discrimination, as well as ethnic insensitivity to certain holidays, is forbidden,” Patricia Sonntag, director of the Office of Services to Students with Disabilities, stated in the directive she e-mailed to members of her staff on Dec. 9.

While Patricia was at it, she banned Thanksgiving, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, the 4th of July, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter on the grounds that they are “offensive.” She wrote in an email that the ban was necessary “in order to avoid offending someone else.” Someone else could not be reached for comment.

So in order to avoid offending “someone else,” it’s OK to offend everyone else?

The Catholic League has already pointed out the problem with an adminstrator of a public university taking such a stance.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue called the policy a violation of free speech rights. “It never occurs to these secular supremacists that it is their aversion to anything religious – or patriotic – that accounts for their desire to muzzle free speech.”

Try to remember this simple rule: The US Constitution say you cannot abridge freedom of religion. It doesn’t say to eliminate religion.

7 responses to “Banning Christmas”

  1. I know. It’s enough to make you want to go out and yell “Merry Christmas!” at passersby. Do you think I could escape arrest afterwards?


  2. Ms. Sonntag seems to be committing a hate crime herself. The Cristian group should be talking to the States Attorney regards Ms. Sonntag’s e-mail. Ms. Sonntag is using her position to single out a group she doesn’t agree with.


  3. “I know. It’s enough to make you want to go out and yell “Merry Christmas!” at passersby. Do you think I could escape arrest afterwards?”

    Arrest??? You should move to the United States!


  4. I like the “secular supremecist” epithet.

    Perhaps I can use it in a sentence with a liberal today.


  5. Banning Christmas? People are getting worse. The funny thing (not ha-ha, but more nanananapoopoo) is God’s Word…you heard of it…THE BIBLE?!!!…says it WILL be like this. People will turn against Him and anyone who represents Him. So…I will continue to protest and yell MERRY CHRISTMAS as much as I want…in or out of jail…and the ‘stupid part of the world’…aka…’people headin for the wrong side of town-HELL’…can just keep doin’ what God said they would!! PRAISE GOD!! ROCK ON!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!! END OF STORY!!!


  6. Ms. Sonntag is giving even the communist liberals a bad name. Sounds to me like she is on her own with this one. Really dumb.


  7. The Bible did fortell of this….banning “Merry Christmas”, come on…..people need to lighten up and realize that we have freedom of speech and religion!


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