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County Renames Easter Bunny as ‘Spring Bunny’ in Parks’ Egg Hunt Promotion
Times of San Diego ^ | 04/10/2014 | Ken Stone

Posted on 04/11/2014 7:10:47 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

San Diego County parks have set four Easter egg hunts, but are keeping the affairs secular by renaming the featured hopper the “Spring Bunny.”

Events over the next two weeks will feature different activities at each location. Some feature face painting and others pancake breakfasts.

Eggs hunts are set at four county parks. Image courtesy of County News Center“But the constants at all of them will be a chance to meet the Spring Bunny and lots of eggs – thousands of them!” says the county, whose news release doesn’t use the word Easter.

Last year’s release also avoided any religious references.

“Spring has sprung and all our parks are bursting with color,” says County Parks Director Brian Albright. “Don’t miss out on this opportunity for a fun family outing.”

A county spokeswoman said Spring Bunny is not a new term locally.

Why Spring Bunny?

“Sign of the times,” said Michael Workman, county communications director. “It’s the prudent course of action. Our goal has always been to include all in the communities we serve.”

(Excerpt) Read more at timesofsandiego.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: atheismandstate; celebratediversity; churchandstate; easter; easterbunny; paganism; revisionisthistory; springbunny; waronchristianity; waroneaster; waronreligion
The irony. A town named after a Christian saint is afraid to meantion a religous tradition.
1 posted on 04/11/2014 7:10:47 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Wait till you see their “4th of July Hare” .


2 posted on 04/11/2014 7:12:08 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Funny they didn’t want to name the bunny after a pagan holiday...

It’s not like he was the “Resurrection Day Bunny”.


3 posted on 04/11/2014 7:13:48 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Easily countered.

Just keep saying Easter bunnby, no matter what the low IQ gubmit dorks say.

If they object, give them the standard salute given by real people to the Obamadork...that’s the one-finger salute.

It’s far past time to shove this up their smelly Obamaholes.


4 posted on 04/11/2014 7:13:53 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

Yup, that’s the Easter bunnby....to shove up......their....


5 posted on 04/11/2014 7:14:20 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

That’s what I say. Screw ‘em.


6 posted on 04/11/2014 7:15:59 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

So the county employees should have to work on Good Friday instead of taking that day off.


7 posted on 04/11/2014 7:17:08 AM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: Responsibility2nd
“Sign of the times,” said Michael Workman, county communications director. “It’s the prudent course of action. Our goal has always been to include all in the communities we serve.”

Typical lefty rollover response. The 'times' exist because weasels in government have acquiesced to liberal nonsense and/or actively encourage it.

And here's a tip: whenever some government pencil-pusher uses the word 'communities,' simply substitute 'communes.' It's more concise and far more accurate.

8 posted on 04/11/2014 7:17:37 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: relictele

I’ll be convinced when I see how they handle Ramadan....Autumn Diet Month?


9 posted on 04/11/2014 7:26:44 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: Responsibility2nd
This is the same crowd of morons who renamed Balboa Park's "Christmas on the Prado" to "Winter Nights"...so inspiring. Assume they did so to honor the 9/11 Muzzie terrorists who lived & took flight training in America's Finest Foolish City.
10 posted on 04/11/2014 7:28:45 AM PDT by twister881
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To: JoeDetweiler

Of course not...we’ll get an official proclamation.

Don’t forget to buy your Eid and Kwanzaa stamps at the Post Office!


11 posted on 04/11/2014 7:28:55 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Easter bunnies don’t really have anything to do with Easter, so maybe this is a good thing. It’s almost the opposite of controversies in which a Christmas event is renamed a “Winter Holiday.” In the latter case, a religious holiday is being transformed into a secular holiday, whereas in this case they are disassociating a secular add-on from a religious celebration that it has nothing to do with in the first place.


12 posted on 04/11/2014 7:29:20 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Steve_Seattle

It’s NEVER a good thing to placate Muslims.


13 posted on 04/11/2014 7:34:38 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Responsibility2nd

I have no problem with this. It is not a Christian symbol. It has nothing to do with Easter.


14 posted on 04/11/2014 7:34:54 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Steve_Seattle

I agree that Easter is a religous celebration - for some. Christians, Druids, Pagans and more. But just as Christmas also has strong secular traditions, so does Easter.

Leave the Easter Bunny alone.


15 posted on 04/11/2014 7:37:14 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“We will include everyone”. Except Christians, who are named that because of Christ, who lived, died, and rose again to defeat sin and death. Those people, who celebrate Easter as the ultimate redemption reminder, we will offend those people .


16 posted on 04/11/2014 7:37:21 AM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: dfwgator
"It’s NEVER a good thing to placate Muslims."

I didn't see anything about Muslims in the story - did Muslims protest the Easter bunny?
17 posted on 04/11/2014 7:37:30 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: DManA

It is not a Christian symbol. It has nothing to do with Easter.

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So? No one has ever said that Easter belongs exclusively to the Christians.

Leave the Easter Bunny alone.


18 posted on 04/11/2014 7:39:08 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
“It’s the prudent course of action. Our goal has always been to include all in the communities we serve.”

And how many Muslims will be "included" in this oh-so inclusive, prudent farce?

19 posted on 04/11/2014 7:45:53 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Just stop going to these secular things. Have your own Easter celebration at home.


20 posted on 04/11/2014 7:47:26 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
John Kerry to lead "spring" parade?


21 posted on 04/11/2014 7:50:29 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Responsibility2nd

What a maroon!


22 posted on 04/11/2014 7:51:29 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Anyone calling it the “Spring Bunny” should be tarred, feathered and run out of town.
It’s the “EASTER BUNNY”. End of discussion.


23 posted on 04/11/2014 7:54:34 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Freedom isn't free; nor is it easy. END ALL TOTALITARIAN ACTIVITY NOW.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

You’re correct. Easter isn’t a Christian holiday. Christians celebrate the resurrection of Christ on that day. Others celebrate spring with fertility rites.


24 posted on 04/11/2014 7:58:23 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: twister881

I remember when the renamed Christmas on the Prado, and replaced it with the name December Nights.

The official explanation was that they wanted to reflect the diversity of San Diego, and that activities took place all over Balboa Park, not just on the Prado area.

Anyone believe that explanation?

I have a stupid question: Why is it okay to delete the name of Christmas or Easter from seasonal festivals, in the name of diversity, but you have Gay Pride Parades, which are called Gay Pride Parades?

In order to truly celebrate diversity, shouldn’t the Gay Pride Parade be called something else? After all, most people are not gay, just as some people are not Christian, and/or just don’t celebrate Christian holidays. So, if we apply the same reasoning to Gay Pride parades, we would have to change the name of the Gay Pride parade to something else.


25 posted on 04/11/2014 8:04:29 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (Im)
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To: Texas resident

I don’t recall which year, but one year Michelle Obama’s “Easter Egg Hunt” at the White Hut was on the Monday AFTER Easter. April Fool’s Day no less.


26 posted on 04/11/2014 8:04:33 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

http://www.whitehouseholidays.com/2014_White_House_Easter_Egg_Set_of_5___i5926.aspx?gclid=CIr7t_za2L0CFYsWMgodfEUAEg

The theme of the April 21 Easter Egg Roll on the White House Lawn is “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape.” In support of the First Lady’s Let’s move initiative to help kids grown up healthy and have the opportunity to reach their full potential, the event will feature sports, storytelling, egg- rolling and cooking stations.

SPECIAL OFFER: This year’s special edition “Bo and Sunny” themed egg is included when you buy a commemorative set! The special edition egg is only available with the set!

They include the stamped signatures of the President and First Lady. You don’t have to attend the egg roll to get a commemorative Easter Egg. Order yours today.


27 posted on 04/11/2014 8:07:19 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation

Is he wearing a cross on his head?


28 posted on 04/11/2014 8:15:01 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: nascarnation

April 21st is AFTER Easter again. Obamafail

Must have a golf round that day. Or a fundraiser.


29 posted on 04/11/2014 8:15:12 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: freedomfiter2

And you are correct too.

Just as I have no conflict with celebrating the birth of Christ on December 25 AND enjoying the secular traditions of shopping and Santa Claus; I have no problems with the Easter Bunny on one hand and the resurrection of our Lord on the other.


30 posted on 04/11/2014 8:19:06 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: MrB

Yes, I don’t have a problem with this, Easter bunny, or Spring bunny, both aren’t Christian.


31 posted on 04/11/2014 8:24:27 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Responsibility2nd

Sand iego...

That’s an alternative spelling for the non Spanish speakers :)

secular humanism is the state run religion in this country and we have to expect them to have their holy days...

secular humanism does tend to ignore holy days and feasts detailed in Leviticus 23, though.


32 posted on 04/11/2014 8:27:40 AM PDT by delchiante
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To: Responsibility2nd

Easter came about all because of Jesus himself, so the rest who want to tag along can at least give credit where it’s due.

Better yet, people can repent and turn to Jesus and pray for the country to turn around, it’s the best option.


33 posted on 04/11/2014 8:27:41 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Bulwyf
The pope's hat WAS designed for "Peter", right?


34 posted on 04/11/2014 8:34:50 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

I wouldn’t know, I’m Christian, not catholic.

I do know that Jesus died on the cross and rose again 3 days later.


35 posted on 04/11/2014 8:39:46 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: a fool in paradise

I’m no fan of Caliph Baraq, but the WH Easter Egg Roll has been held on the Monday AFTER Easter since 1878

http://www.recreation.gov/marketing.do?goto=acm/The_White_House_Easter_Egg_Roll.htm


36 posted on 04/11/2014 8:42:43 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Bulwyf

“Easter” is named after an Anglo-Saxon goddess, so they can call it a spring bunny for all I care.

I celebrate the Lord’s Day until He comes, and that is each and every Sunday, which is the first day of the week.


37 posted on 04/11/2014 9:33:12 AM PDT by agrarianlady
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Agree and thanks for the correction, “December Nights” as opposed to “Winter Nights.” Silly either way, and caused me to never want to patronize Balboa Park.


38 posted on 04/11/2014 11:37:07 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I like the idea of replacing “Gay Pride Parade” with the “Dead at the Median Age of 47 Because You Engage in Anal Sodomy Parade”


39 posted on 04/11/2014 11:40:15 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Responsibility2nd

One of the suburbs in the Salt Lake Valley puts up signs every Easter advertizing a “flashlight hunt for teenagers.” I know what they mean, but I find the phrasing hilarious. It makes me think of spot-lighting deer.


40 posted on 04/11/2014 12:12:59 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (Bear His image. Bring His message. Be the Church.)
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To: agrarianlady

Amen my Sister. I’m with you all the way with that one.


41 posted on 04/11/2014 12:42:11 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Responsibility2nd

Should call him the Fertility Ritual Bunny since he’s actually much more closely tied to those than anything Christian.


42 posted on 04/11/2014 12:44:55 PM PDT by discostu (Call it collect, call it direct, call it TODAY!)
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