Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Iowa Town Renames Good Friday to 'Spring Holiday'
http://abcnews.go.com/US/iowa-town-renames-good-friday/story?id=10233061 ^ | March 29th, 2010

Posted on 03/29/2010 8:37:25 PM PDT by TaraP

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: antichristian; atheism; goodfriday; humanism; purge

1 posted on 03/29/2010 8:37:25 PM PDT by TaraP
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: TaraP

Great, now Easter!!! Here’s the deal it’s a religious day just like Christmas. NO MORE PC!!!


2 posted on 03/29/2010 8:40:50 PM PDT by hstacey
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TaraP

I’ve never thought that the day our Lord was crucified should be called “good.”


3 posted on 03/29/2010 8:43:36 PM PDT by Jedidah (Character, courage, common sense are more important than issues.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TaraP

Why No A Mass March In City Hall? Just Like The Civil Rights Marches. That Will Show “Em


4 posted on 03/29/2010 8:45:46 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TaraP

Hope they don’t get easter eggs thrown at them.


5 posted on 03/29/2010 8:47:51 PM PDT by omega4179 (www.JDforsenate.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TaraP

It’s a sad day when the real headlines are more disturbed than any satire......


6 posted on 03/29/2010 8:48:01 PM PDT by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TaraP

.
Next step: change it to a monday.....
.


7 posted on 03/29/2010 8:50:07 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TaraP

What is it with Iowa anyway? Too many farm chemicals in the water? Their brains all seemed to be fried.


8 posted on 03/29/2010 8:54:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Help! I've been Alinskyed by the Obamanoids and I can't get up!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TaraP
Just got this from a friend in Davenport...


9 posted on 03/29/2010 8:58:19 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Entitlements will do to America what drugs eventually do to addicts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TaraP

“Dog bites man” non-news. That sort of thing has been happening in school districts coast to coast for the past twenty years.

Now a political entity reverting from “Spring Holiday” to “Easter”—that would be REAL news.


10 posted on 03/29/2010 9:00:56 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jedidah

Some say it is from “God’s Friday” (Gottes Freitag); others maintain that it is from the German Gute Freitag, and not specially English.


11 posted on 03/29/2010 9:01:15 PM PDT by omega4179 (www.JDforsenate.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: TaraP

Judy Morrell should be out looking for a new job right now.


12 posted on 03/29/2010 9:10:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Help! I've been Alinskyed by the Obamanoids and I can't get up!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FlingWingFlyer

Yeah, they haven’t ever quite figured out that Harkin is a total fraud who slips into a flannel shirt twice a year and acts like he’s one of ‘em, while his Bahama bankers count his millions for him.

Then, they gave Barry the Kenyan the big boost he needed in the primaries. Iowa City, full of baby killers and proud of it, is his second home. What a liberal cesspool.

Iowans have always been fair minded folks. I used to be one. But, fair mindedness seems to have given way to PC run amok. God bless Steve King and the few good conservatives left in the Hawkeye state.


13 posted on 03/29/2010 9:17:39 PM PDT by troublesome creek
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Jedidah

It was Good:
that Christ obeyed the will of the father;
that Christ was bruised for our iniquities, thus fulfilling the prophesies spoken of Him and proving He was who He claimed to be, and qualified to be what He was going to be;
that the Father laid upon Him the sins of the world, otherwise my sins would still be on my soul;
that Jesus breathed His last after saying “It is finished” and then gave up His Spirit, proof that the sins were on Him since death only comes by sin;
that the Roman soldier confirmed He was truly dead by spearing His side thus thwarting attempts by the Devil to say it was faked;
that the ground shook, the skies became dark, and the Temple curtain was torn - from the top down - thus signifying that God declared the era of the temporary, insufficient sacrificial period was over;

Yes, to me it was a Good Friday.

Would it not have been “bad” if He wasn’t crucified?

Thank you my Lord, and my God. May I never forget and take what you did for granted.


14 posted on 03/29/2010 9:37:56 PM PDT by uptoolate ("Unemployed? Depressed? Angry? Don't Beat Your Wife... Beat A Democrat..." VOTE)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: uptoolate

Your points are good ones, but the gospel, the “good news,” is not that Christ died, but that he rose. (I Cor. 15) He conquered death, offering us that same hope.

So shouldn’t it be Good Sunday?

I just think that the guy, probably some medieval man in fancy robes, who came up with the term “Good Friday” had a twisted view of the occasion.

Doesn’t matter. The crucifixion was most likely on Thursday anyway.


15 posted on 03/29/2010 9:47:30 PM PDT by Jedidah (Character, courage, common sense are more important than issues.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Jedidah
I’ve never thought that the day our Lord was crucified should be called “good.”

It's not. It's called 'Black Thursday'. Three days later we have Easter (Resurrection) Sunday.

16 posted on 03/29/2010 9:57:36 PM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (President Zero, walking in the footsteps of Hugo Chavez)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: ARepublicanForAllReasons

Who calls it Black Thursday?


17 posted on 03/29/2010 10:01:42 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: TaraP

Davenport, perfect example of vapid bureaucracy. It stinks of fear.


18 posted on 03/29/2010 10:02:24 PM PDT by SeaWolf (Orwell must have foreseen the 21st Century US Congress when he wrote 1984)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TaraP

It would make about as much sense to rename Davenport to Sofa.


19 posted on 03/29/2010 10:39:35 PM PDT by vvpete (We are on our own against Muslim terrorists.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TaraP

I just happened upon this but it’s darn good!
_____________________________________________________
http://abantu.blogspot.com/2010/03/florida-court-sets-atheist-holy-day.html
In Florida, an atheist created a case against the upcoming Easter and Passover Holy days. He hired an attorney to bring a discrimination case against Christians and Jews and observances of their holy days.. The argument was that it was unfair that atheists had no such recognized days.

The case was brought before a judge. After listening to the passionate presentation by the lawyer, the judge banged his gavel declaring, “Case dismissed!”

The lawyer immediately stood objecting to the ruling saying, “Your honor, How can you possibly dismiss this case? The Christians have Christmas, Easter and others. The Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah, yet my client and all other atheists have no such holidays...”

The judge leaned forward in his chair saying, “But you do. Your client, counsel, is woefully ignorant.”

The lawyer said, “Your Honor, we are unaware of any special observance or holiday for atheists.”

The judge said, “The calendar says April 1st is April Fools Day. Psalm 14:1 states, ‘The fool says in his heart, there is no God.’ Thus, it is the opinion of this court, that, if your client says there is no God, then he is a fool... Therefore, April 1st is his day. Court is adjourned.”

You gotta love a Judge that knows his scripture!


20 posted on 03/30/2010 12:54:47 AM PDT by Irenic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Irenic; La Enchiladita

LOL.. had to bump this!


21 posted on 03/30/2010 12:57:55 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Jedidah
So shouldn’t it be Good Sunday?

Sunday should be "Great Sunday" or "Awesome Sunday".

22 posted on 03/30/2010 6:25:32 AM PDT by uptoolate ("Unemployed? Depressed? Angry? Don't Beat Your Wife... Beat A Democrat..." VOTE)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Pan_Yans Wife; ARepublicanForAllReasons; uptoolate

I do, as of right now.

Excellent suggestion, arepublicanforallreasons. Thanks.


23 posted on 03/30/2010 7:02:12 AM PDT by Jedidah (Character, courage, common sense are more important than issues.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Jedidah

But, which church calls it that?


24 posted on 03/30/2010 9:39:08 AM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: uptoolate
that the Roman soldier confirmed He was truly dead by spearing His side thus thwarting attempts by the Devil to say it was faked;

Actually, it was to fulfill scripture that said not one of his bones was broken. If Jesus had not died soon, the centurion would have broken his legs so he wouldn't be able to lift himself up to keep breathing.

that the ground shook, the skies became dark, and the Temple curtain was torn - from the top down - thus signifying that God declared the era of the temporary, insufficient sacrificial period was over;

To express great grief, priests would rend their garments, grabbing and tearing from top to bottom. The Temple curtains were God's covering, essentially his garment. The father, deeply grieving for what his Son had to endure, rent his garment from top to bottom.

25 posted on 03/30/2010 9:57:21 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if people follow. Otherwise, you just wandered off.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Pan_Yans Wife

None that I know of.

It would be nice if some church leaders would acknowledge that you can’t get the Sign of Jonah, “three days and three nights” (Matthew 12) from Friday afternoon till Sunday morning, but tradition holds strong even when in error.

I’m convinced that the crucifixion was on a Thursday, the Passover Sabbath (Lev. 23) on Friday, followed by the weekly Saturday Sabbath, then the glorious Sunday morning which we will celebrate in a few days. John even specifies in his gospel that the day after the crucifixion was “a special Sabbath” (John 19:31). Three days, three nights, just as scripture says.

Does it matter? Only to those of us who believe the Word to be inerrant. It means what it says.

Again, the point of that amazing Passover was not Christ’s death, but his resurrection.


26 posted on 03/30/2010 12:58:53 PM PDT by Jedidah (Character, courage, common sense are more important than issues.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Jedidah

Yes, and Easter is a celebration.

I don’t think many people in the secular world really understand the importance placed on the celebration of His resurrection.


27 posted on 03/30/2010 1:08:02 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: antceecee

Now I have the opportunity, thanks to you, to post what I was thinking yesterday. I went up to the library and it was closed due to “Cesar Chavez Day.” Grrrr....

Isn’t that special, I thought. Since most work places and definitely govt entities do not give time off for Good Friday, now it appears Cesar Chavez has a day to honor him but Jesus does not.

That about says it for the time and place we live in.


28 posted on 03/30/2010 2:40:07 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Depose the Queen: support the conservative congressional candidate(s) of your choice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: La Enchiladita

We are living in very strange times La Dita...


29 posted on 03/30/2010 10:16:19 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson