Skip to comments.College bans 'Christmas' and 'Easter' from calendar for fear of offending ethnic students
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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The liberal onslaught against Christianity and family values continues....
And they get Sharia law. How far behind is the U.S.?
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........
It’s ok. I’m sure they can take their grievance to the Sharia courts now in charge.
‘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.
I'm offended by the REMOVAL of these holidays. Where's this much celebrated diversity and tolerance of Christian culture?
If Obama is elected the Left will impose more diversity/multicultural/tolerance codes and laws. The DemonRats will push for federal hate speech laws.
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.
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
So is kwanzaa, islamic new year, and ramamdan noted on these calenders?
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.
Tell why it’s okay to offend Christians?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.