Skip to comments.'Bonkers' Police Drop The Word Christmas From Poster To Avoid Upsetting Other Faiths
Posted on 12/26/2009 5:55:18 PM PST by Steelfish
'Bonkers' Police Drop The Word Christmas From Poster To Avoid Upsetting Other Faiths
JONATHAN PETRE 26th December 2009
Mixed-up message: How the police poster appears at railway stations across the country British Transport Police have dropped the word Christmas from a national publicity poster to avoid upsetting people who do not buy into the festival. The word was proposed as part of a slogan on the poster, which is designed to alert people to the extra number of transport police on duty over the festive period.
The slogan devised by an advertising company commissioned by the Transport Police read Christmas presence, a pun on the word presents. But in a move branded bonkers by Christian leaders, the polices marketing department decided the word Christmas could anger non-believers or people from other faiths who disliked its Christian connotations.
Instead of scrapping the poster, however, the department merely swapped Christmas for Holiday, so the slogan now reads Holiday presence. Critics said last night that the slogan was meaningless and accused the Transport Police of bowing to political correctness.
Nick Baines, the Church of England Bishop of Croydon, said: It is bonkers. To replace Christmas with Holiday not only makes nonsense of the phrase and the sentiment, it also shows that the advertisers have lost the plot. Former Tory Minister Ann Widdecombe said: Its astounding. The person who made this decision must be living on a different planet from everyone else one where Christmas doesnt exist.
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So do they drop the word Eid or Ramadan? I find those highly offensive.
I am sure that even Scrooge is rolling in his grave, over what has happened to his country... Well, the USA, too.
Maybe they should be kicked out of the store.
Perhaps Her Britannic Majesty Elizabeth II in her role as Supreme Governor of the Church of England should take a more active role in the affairs of the United Kingdom.
For goodness sake, her message to the Commonwealth extended Christmas greetings without worry that she might offend Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Sikhs, or the various indigenous peoples of Australia, Canada and the African Commonwealth states that adhere to their ancestral shamanistic or polytheistic religions.
Britain is lost, sadly we are speeding down the same path to destruction.
The UK turned into a nation of appeasers!