Skip to comments.Iowa Town Renames Good Friday to 'Spring Holiday'
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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I’m quickly learning that the “Heartland of America” (quite frankly), sucks. (i.e. Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Indiana, etc...)
Do most people agree with this? How does a town do something so screwy?
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.
Remarkably, all Obamatron States. (Including Indiana, first time it went for a Democrat since Kennedy.)
liberalism is a mental disorder.
liberalism is EVIL!
Q: What's the most valuable piece of farmland in Iowa? A: The square foot of mailbox on the first of the month.
Now all the Druids are ecstatic. It will be called the Stonehenge Friday.
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.
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.
In other news, Davenport will now be renamed Gommorrah.
“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-
“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
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.
whats next Barry Soetoro Day
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.
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 ....
It was Davenport where Ronald Reagan cut his chops in radio.
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.