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Iowa Town Renames Good Friday to 'Spring Holiday'
abcnews.go.com ^ | 3-29-10 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN

Posted on 03/29/2010 4:41:16 PM PDT by Justaham

One week before the most solemn day in the Christian year, the city of Davenport, Iowa removed Good Friday from its municipal calendar, setting off a storm of complaints from Christians and union members whose contracts give them that day off.

Taking a recommendation by the Davenport Civil Rights Commission to change the holiday's name to something more ecumenical, City Administrator Craig Malin sent a memo to municipal employees announcing Good Friday would officially be known as "Spring Holiday."

"My phone has been ringing off the hook since Saturday," said city council alderman Bill Edmond. "People are genuinely upset because this is nothing but political correctness run amok."

Edmond said the city administrator made the change unilaterally and did not bring it to the council for a vote, a requirement for a change in policy.

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TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Religion
KEYWORDS: davenport; goodfriday; iowa; purge

1 posted on 03/29/2010 4:41:16 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

I’m quickly learning that the “Heartland of America” (quite frankly), sucks. (i.e. Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Indiana, etc...)


2 posted on 03/29/2010 4:43:27 PM PDT by Mengerian
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To: Justaham

Do most people agree with this? How does a town do something so screwy?


3 posted on 03/29/2010 4:44:38 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: Justaham

It was enacted without council approval, apparently a violation of local procedure. Perhaps the edict can be reversed on those grounds.

The world is full of incredibly stupid, thoughtless people.


4 posted on 03/29/2010 4:45:39 PM PDT by fatnotlazy (Never forget!)
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To: Mengerian

Remarkably, all Obamatron States. (Including Indiana, first time it went for a Democrat since Kennedy.)


5 posted on 03/29/2010 4:45:58 PM PDT by Mengerian
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To: Kenny

liberalism is a mental disorder.


6 posted on 03/29/2010 4:46:10 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: boomop1

liberalism is EVIL!

LLS


7 posted on 03/29/2010 4:47:59 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Wolverine!)
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To: Mengerian
Welcome to reality. The socialist-inclined farmers have been flying a phoney flag for several generations.

Q: What's the most valuable piece of farmland in Iowa? A: The square foot of mailbox on the first of the month.

8 posted on 03/29/2010 4:47:59 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: fatnotlazy

Now all the Druids are ecstatic. It will be called the Stonehenge Friday.


9 posted on 03/29/2010 4:50:17 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: boomop1

Yep, you have to be very very liberal, and politically correct, to delete the name of Good Friday.

Some places have changed the name of the Chrirstmas tree to a “holiday tree” or “giving tree”. It’s the same concept involved.


10 posted on 03/29/2010 4:51:29 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: hinckley buzzard

Your Q & A is awesome, and it will be added to my lexicon.

The patriotism is dying, too, in the Heartland. The younger generations don’t give a crap for those who have sacrificed and spilled blood for America.


11 posted on 03/29/2010 4:51:36 PM PDT by Mengerian
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To: Justaham

In other news, Davenport will now be renamed Gommorrah.


12 posted on 03/29/2010 4:52:19 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Truthers to the Left of me, Birthers (pretending to be) to the Right of me!)
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To: Justaham

“I owe a lot
“To Iowa pot,
“Iowa grown and grand,
“I never knew
“Such beautiful boo
“Grew in this groovy land I’m in
“And I’m in-
“Debted indeed
“To Iowa weed,
“Iowa raised and born,
“I owe a lot
“To Iowa pot
“And that’s not just Iowa corn!”

—Jerry Samuels a.k.a. Napoleon XIV


13 posted on 03/29/2010 5:01:53 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What;'d I say?))
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To: Dilbert San Diego

They had also toyed with the idea of re-naming Christmas.

I am befuddled by idiots. I am befuddled by left wing wackos. Sorry, I repeat myself.


14 posted on 03/29/2010 5:02:49 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

whats next Barry Soetoro Day


15 posted on 03/29/2010 5:07:44 PM PDT by truthbetold11 (truthbetold11)
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To: bunkerhill7

Reminds me of the year when Pittsburgh’s mayor, not wanting to offend anyone, renamed the Christmas/Passover holidays as “Sparkle Season.” That was just awful. But then sometime thereafter, the name was changed to “Holiday Season With a Twist” (twist of what I don’t know — lemon? lime?). I think now it’s just called “the holidays” or the “holiday season.” But it’s still awful. Amazing how a fanatic few can control the majority.


16 posted on 03/29/2010 5:08:23 PM PDT by fatnotlazy (Never forget!)
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To: Justaham
"We merely made a recommendation that the name be changed to something other than Good Friday," said Tim Hart, the [Civil Rights] commission's chairman. "Our Constitution calls for separation of church and state ..."
One more ignorant American @ssclown.


17 posted on 03/29/2010 5:12:10 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Justaham

I wonder what would happen to this idiot if he decided to PC an Islamic holiday .... Ramadan could be renamed “Hunger Month” or something like that ....


18 posted on 03/29/2010 5:12:33 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If someone calls me a racist I'll just tell them you're just saying that because I'm white ....)
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To: Justaham

It was Davenport where Ronald Reagan cut his chops in radio.

http://www.ronaldreagan.com/radio.html


19 posted on 03/29/2010 5:29:39 PM PDT by spankalib
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To: oh8eleven
"Our Constitution calls for separation of church and state ..."

Not exactly true, but stipulating it for this post: Then don't be interfering with the Church by changing the long established name for the day.

20 posted on 03/29/2010 6:26:44 PM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: Justaham
It only took till the second paragraph to find the source of this problem:

Taking a recommendation by the Davenport Civil Rights Commission......

Cities will let their streets revert to jungles, fire all the cops and firemen before they would cut the budget for their "Civil Rights Commissions".

21 posted on 03/30/2010 6:29:34 AM PDT by DManA
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To: KrisKrinkle

This is not about separation of church and state. This is about trying to wipe out Christian culture.


22 posted on 03/30/2010 7:55:28 AM PDT by MockTurtle
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