PC Police are out in full force at the University of Maine where lovable, cuddly progressives have decided that Christmas sucks because of it’s religious overtones and needs to be cancelled.
Okay, they may not have put it exactly like that, but that’s essentially what they meant.
Faculty and staff at the school received emails forbidding them from using any kind of decorations that could be perceived as “religious” in nature.
Just wait until you get a look at what decorations these nutjobs think falls into this category.
From Campus Reform:
UMaine faculty and staff received an email on Monday forbidding candy canes, Christmas trees, Christmas presents, Menorahs, and wreaths in public areas on campus.
“Just wanted to remind everyone that Aux Services is not to decorate any public areas with Christmas or any other religious themed decorations,” the email states. “Winter holiday decorations are fine but we need to not display any decoration that could be perceived as religious.”
“This includes xmas trees, wreaths, xmas presents, menorahs, candy canes, etc.,” the email says. “What is allowed our [sic] winter themes, snowmen, plain trees without presents underneath, decorative lights, but not on trees, snow flakes, [sic] etc.”
According to a statement from the university, UMaine’s holiday decorations decision was made to better promote diversity on campus.
“[T]he university makes every effort to ensure that all members – students, employees, alumni and the public–feel included and welcome on campus. Decorations on the UMaine campus are therefore reflective of the diversity found in our community,” UMaine said in a statement obtained by Campus Reform.
I’m going to be frank. This is just plain stupid.
Why in the world are we as Americans, a culture primarily comprised of folks who celebrate Christmas, always forced to cater to the whims of the minority? It doesn’t make sense.
Most people in this country celebrate Christmas. They put up trees, hang wreaths, sing obnoxious carols, and pass out gifts.
If “sensitive” people from other cultures see this–or heaven forbid a manger scene–and get offended, they have the freedom to pack their bags and hit the road.
In light of this madness, I’ve got a simple message for the folks at the University of Maine. They aren’t going to like this one bit. Who knows, maybe they’ll write me a nasty letter after I let this rip, but it’ll be worth it.
Hey UMaine, I hope you have a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a Happy New Year!