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College bans 'Christmas' and 'Easter' from calendar for fear of offending ethnic students
dailymail.co.uk ^ | September 15, 2008 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 09/15/2008 2:29:19 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

A college has renamed the traditional Christmas and Easter breaks in a bid to avoid offending students from other religions.

The college's new calendar shows that both of the traditional holiday periods have now been re-branded as 'end of term breaks'.

Critics have complained that the decision by Yorkshire Coast College is nothing more than 'political correctness'.

Tory MP Robert Goodwill said: 'I have heard that some people refer to the Christmas period as the Winterval, which is worse. This is absolutely barmy.

'We are a Christian country and, to be honest, religious tolerance in this country is about respecting other people's religious beliefs.'

'We live in a country where there is a mutual respect for religious beliefs.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: academia; culturalsuicide; dhimmitude; enemywithin; eu; islam; laughingstock; mohammedanism; nationalsuicide; orwell; purge; uk; ukmuslims

1 posted on 09/15/2008 2:29:19 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The liberal onslaught against Christianity and family values continues....


2 posted on 09/15/2008 2:32:11 PM PDT by wk4bush2004
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And they get Sharia law. How far behind is the U.S.?


3 posted on 09/15/2008 2:32:56 PM PDT by nobama08
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To: Free ThinkerNY

These are the same Brits that have allowed Sharia Law to be worked into cases involving Muslims (divorces, family disputes, etc.) in the United Kingdom.

In about 10 years Jolly ‘Ol England will resemble Downtown Palestine........


4 posted on 09/15/2008 2:33:51 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s ok. I’m sure they can take their grievance to the Sharia courts now in charge.


5 posted on 09/15/2008 2:34:02 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

‘We live in a country where there is a mutual respect for religious beliefs.’

so why don’t you respect your own country’s traditional religious beliefs and recognize these holidays?

PS - “holidays” comes from “Holy Days” - specifically Christian holy days. Morons. Might as well hand the UK over to Osama and his ilk right now. You apparently all want to be good second class kafir and pay the jizzya.


6 posted on 09/15/2008 2:34:25 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Europe died in the Holocaust. 6 million Jews murdered in order to end up bringing in 20 million Muslims.

Sad.

7 posted on 09/15/2008 2:34:51 PM PDT by mosquewatch (No peace without FREEDOM.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Forgive me for breathing.

I'm offended by the REMOVAL of these holidays. Where's this much celebrated diversity and tolerance of Christian culture?

8 posted on 09/15/2008 2:35:37 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: nobama08

If Obama is elected the Left will impose more diversity/multicultural/tolerance codes and laws. The DemonRats will push for federal hate speech laws.


9 posted on 09/15/2008 2:38:48 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Stop the Obamanation!))))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A few years ago, Occidental College—Barack Obama’s alma mater—removed the cross from its chapel so as to avoid offending non-Christians. The college was founded in 1887 by Presbyterians.


10 posted on 09/15/2008 2:38:53 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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College bans 'Christmas' and 'Easter' from calendar for fear of
offending ethnic students


As a prominent English historian said (in so many words)...
Civilizations aren't murdered. They commit suicide

I pray we pay CLOSE ATTENTION to what goes on in the UK and
Europe.
11 posted on 09/15/2008 2:38:57 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Free ThinkerNY
College bans 'Christmas' and 'Easter' from calendar for fear of
offending ethnic students


As a prominent English historian said (in so many words)...
Civilizations aren't murdered. They commit suicide

I pray we pay CLOSE ATTENTION to what goes on in the UK and
Europe.
12 posted on 09/15/2008 2:39:10 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They are proud of their diversity?

From their website.

Yorkshire Coast College
13% of learners receiving additional learning support
19% of learners on income support
98 Students with dyslexia
7% of learners with declared disabilities
16% of learners over 50
3% of learners over 64
89% of learners white British, 8% of learners of Other Ethnic Origin
7% of FE learners studying ESOL
1% of females learning traditional male trades
2% of males learning traditional female trades
96% of staff white British, 1% white other, 1% Asian
1% of staff declared disability
15% of staff under 29 years of age, 21% between 30 & 39, 31% between 40 & 49, 27% between 50 & 59, 6% over 60
57% of staff female, 43% male


13 posted on 09/15/2008 2:39:53 PM PDT by ColdWater
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So is kwanzaa, islamic new year, and ramamdan noted on these calenders?


14 posted on 09/15/2008 2:40:56 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No doubt.


15 posted on 09/15/2008 2:40:56 PM PDT by nobama08
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Have you looked at any American school calendar lately, from elementary school - college? Unless it’s a Christian school, you will probably not find the words “Easter” or “Christmas” on it.

In this regard, we’re way “ahead” of England. It’s been happening here in our country for at least ten years. This is newer to England.


16 posted on 09/15/2008 2:41:34 PM PDT by keats5 ("I hope for his sake, Joe Biden got that VP thing in writing."- Rudy)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Tell why it’s okay to offend Christians?


17 posted on 09/15/2008 2:44:10 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (No trees were killed in sending this message but a lot of electrons were terribly agitated)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Today the UK tomorrow the U.S. Cultural Marxism know has no national boundaries and is growing at a very fast rate.
18 posted on 09/15/2008 2:48:54 PM PDT by cva66snipe ($.01 The current difference between the DEM's and GOP as well as their combined worth to this nation)
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I remember when we use to get Easter week off. Now they don’t have it off but have “Spring Break” a week before Easter.


19 posted on 09/15/2008 2:49:10 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Drop the Zero and vote for a Hero. McCain-Palin 2008)
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Tell why it’s okay to offend Christians?

Because they know we'll turn the other cheek. We'll just take it, without daring to respond and stick our head up as a target we know other Christians won't protect. Because we've become girliemen, and are no longer Christian soldiers. Because Christians are weak.

20 posted on 09/15/2008 2:49:53 PM PDT by polymuser (Taxpayers voting for Obama are like chickens voting for Colonel Sanders.)
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"Ethnic" students? What "ethnicity" could they be worried about? They never gave a crap about how Jewish students felt about Christmas and Easter.
Christmas and Easter are not "ethnic" holidays. They are religious holidays. Christian religious holidays.

Perhaps these ignorant college administrators believe that "ethnicity" and "religion" are interchangeable. If that's the case, what specific "ethnicity" are they worried about offending? Cowards and morons all.

21 posted on 09/15/2008 3:03:05 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (In Red Sox Nation, the alphabet starts with 'B'. And the highest grade is 'C'.)
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To: wk4bush2004

Yep. No wonder Europe is slipping away. One day Sharia Law will be the only law they have. Very sad. We need to pray for a revival there.


22 posted on 09/15/2008 3:18:23 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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Because they don’t have to worry about our getting violent and trashing the streets,s burning cars, cutting off people’s hands and heads.


23 posted on 09/15/2008 3:20:30 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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