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The Red Cross bans Christmas (to avoid offending Muslims)
Daily Mail UK ^ | December 16, 2010

Posted on 12/16/2010 1:36:06 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

Christmas has been banned by the Red Cross from its 430 fund-raising shops.

Staff have been ordered to take down decorations and to remove any other signs of the Christian festival because they could offend Moslems.

The charity's politically-correct move triggered an avalanche of criticism and mockery last night - from Christians and Moslems.

Christine Banks, a volunteer at a Red Cross shop in New Romney, Kent, said: 'We put up a nativity scene in the window and were told to take it out. It seems we can't have anything that means Christmas. We're allowed to have some tinsel but that's it.

'When we send cards they have to say season's greetings or best wishes. They must not be linked directly to Christmas.

'When we asked we were told it is because we must not upset Moslems.'

Mrs Banks added: ' We have been instructed that we can't say anything about Christmas and we certainly can't have a Christmas tree.

' I think the policy is offensive to Moslems as well as to us. No reasonable person can object to Christians celebrating Christmas. But we are not supposed to show any sign of Christianity at all.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: ban; banned; christmas; culturalsuicide; islam; jihadinthewest; muslims; nationalsuicide; redcross; uk; ungland
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1 posted on 12/16/2010 1:36:12 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

But they aren’t offended by that big red CROSS?!?!
And why would muslims be offended by Christmas? They love to tell us how much they revere Jesus too. He’s going to be big Mo’s #1 helper when he returns.


2 posted on 12/16/2010 1:37:39 PM PST by DManA
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Internationally, aren’t they red Cross- Red Crescent?

http://www.ifrc.org/

Yes indeed.


3 posted on 12/16/2010 1:38:41 PM PST by DBrow
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Why isn’t anyone ever worried about offending Christians?


4 posted on 12/16/2010 1:38:41 PM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat. (AKA The Pope's Hat))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Coming soon to a country near you/s


5 posted on 12/16/2010 1:39:45 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

here is a pdf file of their “Secretariat” structure, the management suite:

http://www.ifrc.org/Docs/pubs/who/secretariat/secretariat-structure-ar.pdf


6 posted on 12/16/2010 1:40:12 PM PST by DBrow
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Christmas has been banned by the Red Cross from its 430 fund-raising shops. Staff have been ordered to take down decorations and to remove any other signs of the Christian festival because they could offend Moslems.

The Red Cross leadership is clearly to stupid to notice, but . . .

. . . they may still have one symbol of Christmas remaining. My guess is not for long.

7 posted on 12/16/2010 1:41:04 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Went to the page and THAT pissed me off even more!

They are no longer accepting anymore comments on the article and from what I see .. They never accepted any anyway!


8 posted on 12/16/2010 1:41:34 PM PST by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Celtic Cross

Good question because I’m offended that they are offended and will donate to another charity.


9 posted on 12/16/2010 1:42:01 PM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Maybe they’d better change their symbol.

I’ve been fed up with the Red Cross for many, many years. They used to be a great organization, but now they seem to be mainly about funding their own salaries and perks.

What do they think that cross stands (stood) for?


10 posted on 12/16/2010 1:42:10 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Celtic Cross

“Why isn’t anyone ever worried about offending Christians?”

Because Christians will not cut their heads off or blow them out of the sky at 40,000 feet...


11 posted on 12/16/2010 1:42:19 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Well it is in the UK - now if it were here, I might have sauntered down to my local Red Cross office and presented my feelings about it.


12 posted on 12/16/2010 1:42:28 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only a lawyer and a painter can change black to white)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Please note this is NOT the American Red Cross, which is a separate entity.
13 posted on 12/16/2010 1:43:09 PM PST by cookcounty (December 31st is coming.....STOP the Democrats' Midnight Tax Jack-Up!!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

God it looks like we have to clone this guy and replace most of our current politicians with clones from him.
without this is guess we are just lost!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRmgI_WXff0

I´m sooooo sick of all this PC crap!


14 posted on 12/16/2010 1:43:23 PM PST by darkside321
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I guess the muzzies aren't afraid of the Cross of St. George..................

15 posted on 12/16/2010 1:43:46 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an “idiot”, you can be sure that you are doing to something right.)
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To: DBrow

Don’t Red Crescent ambulances in East Jerusalem have a tendency to explode?


16 posted on 12/16/2010 1:44:34 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Cool. Then I guess I’ll remove Red Cross Blood Drives from my itinerary.


17 posted on 12/16/2010 1:44:43 PM PST by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Perhaps it is time to restore the red cross as a Christian symbol, and as a symbol of strength.

18 posted on 12/16/2010 1:44:56 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The sickness spreads.


19 posted on 12/16/2010 1:45:09 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Celtic Cross

“Why isn’t anyone ever worried about offending Christians?”

because they don’t massacre random people to let out steam?


20 posted on 12/16/2010 1:45:54 PM PST by Soothesayer (smallpox is not a person)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’ll be cutting up my Red Cross volunteer certification.


21 posted on 12/16/2010 1:46:05 PM PST by Qwackertoo (New Day In America November 03, 2010)
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To: Celtic Cross

We seem to detonate less frequently.

SnakeDoc


22 posted on 12/16/2010 1:46:14 PM PST by SnakeDoctor ("They made it evident to every man [...] that human beings are many, but men are few." -- Herodotus)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Somebody in the Red Cross management hierarchy authored this piece of PC claptrap. He should be fired immediately and the policy reversed.


23 posted on 12/16/2010 1:46:24 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Nothing but self loathing. Liberals are ashamed of who they are, so of course they apologize for being Christian and willingly turn their back on their traditions for a bunch of savage headchoppers.


24 posted on 12/16/2010 1:46:46 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Liberalism is against human nature. Practicing liberalism is detrimental to your mental stability.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Well, Dang!! There goes another charity down the drain.


25 posted on 12/16/2010 1:46:52 PM PST by davisfh (Islam is a mental illness with global social consequences)
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To: Red Badger

Not to mention the cross of St. Andrew and Patrick!


26 posted on 12/16/2010 1:47:26 PM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
As you open your pockets for yet another natural disaster, keep these facts in mind:

Marsha J. Evans, President and CEO of the American Red Cross... salary for year ending 06/30/03 was $651,957 plus expenses.

Brian Gallagher, President of the United Way receives a $375,000 base salary, plus numerous expense benefits.

The Salvation Army's Commissioner Todd Bassett receives a salary of only $13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar organization.

No further comment necessary

27 posted on 12/16/2010 1:48:22 PM PST by WVKayaker (Faith makes the discords of the present become the harmonies of the future - Robert Collyer)
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To: massgopguy

“Don’t Red Crescent ambulances in East Jerusalem have a tendency to explode?”

I think they did, and for a while there were rumours that they were used to get fighters to the skirmish location. Don’t know for a fact, though.


28 posted on 12/16/2010 1:49:02 PM PST by DBrow
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To: FromLori
I’m offended that they are offended and will donate to another charity.
I ONLY donate to Christian charities. I hope no one here is offended by that.
29 posted on 12/16/2010 1:49:12 PM PST by samtheman
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To: Pollster1
They would change it to RED X but it sounds too much like...
30 posted on 12/16/2010 1:51:29 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The UK may be lost, but if the RC in the US tried such a stunt their fund raising would flop - big time.

Yes, I have contributed dollars and blood over the years.


31 posted on 12/16/2010 1:51:40 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Qwackertoo

“I’ll be cutting up my Red Cross volunteer certification.”

The American Red Cross is a different organization. Look before you leap, they seem to be OK (I don’t care for their privacy policies, but at a recent blood drive there were Christmas decorations).

http://www.redcross.org/portal/site/en/menuitem.d8aaecf214c576bf971e4cfe43181aa0/?vgnextoid=477859f392ce8110VgnVCM10000030f3870aRCRD&vgnextfmt=default


32 posted on 12/16/2010 1:52:14 PM PST by DBrow
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To: WVKayaker

Whenever I’m out and about, the red kettles always get whatever change I have in my pockets. It adds up!


33 posted on 12/16/2010 1:52:24 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas!!)
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To: Pollster1

The International Red Cross is a completely left-wing, anti-American and anti-Christian organization hiding behind the name of a charity. They have nothing to do with the American Red Cross and the day they embrace any of that thinking, will be the day they lose American support and money.


34 posted on 12/16/2010 1:53:55 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Do Moslems even donate to the red cross?


35 posted on 12/16/2010 1:55:22 PM PST by sniper63 (Did you plug the hole in the border yet daddy........)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Don’t forget the Brits recently banned the selling of “Hot Cross Buns”, an English tradition, because they had crosses on them. The UK is headed for the dust pile of history.


36 posted on 12/16/2010 1:55:52 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: DBrow

‘zackly.
ARC is not a part of the International Red Cross.

I donate three times a year.


37 posted on 12/16/2010 1:56:08 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

If I lived in the UK and I gave to the Red Cross, I’d stop giving. And I’d encourage all my friends and relatives to stop giving. And I’d tell the Red Cross about this. Maybe then it would change their minds. Nothing like hitting in the pocketbook to get their attention.


38 posted on 12/16/2010 1:56:10 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

My late father was a WWII veteran - he and many of his friends from the same era despised the Red Cross.


39 posted on 12/16/2010 1:56:21 PM PST by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, get a pit bull.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The Red Cross will never get one red cent from me.


40 posted on 12/16/2010 1:58:03 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: DManA
They love to tell us how much they revere Jesus too.

Very true. They just hate his followers.

41 posted on 12/16/2010 1:59:19 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

42 posted on 12/16/2010 2:02:09 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Save the whales. Collect the whole set.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Besides one local charity, Homes of Grace, the Salvation Army is the only one I donate time and money to. The Salvation Army really walks it like they talks it.

Is there a master list of salaries paid to employees of tax exempt organizations? No wonder Obam wan’t everyone to wokr for or start a “non-profit”

Planned Parenthood must make billions selling fetuses to the ghoul industries.

I was told many years ago a lot of the blood drawn at blood banks was used for cosmetics. Never verified, don’t really know....


43 posted on 12/16/2010 2:02:52 PM PST by libertyhoundusnr
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To: rightwingintelligentsia


The Red Cross bans Christmas (to avoid offending Muslims)

I would (naively) guess that The Red Crescent organization won’t be
banning greetings for Ramadan and Eid Al Fittar (sp?) at their shops.

Oh, that’s right...there are virtually no Christians there to offended
about Muslim observances.
They’ve mostly been tortured then murdered, except for the ones that
have fled the Muslim countries.


44 posted on 12/16/2010 2:03:59 PM PST by VOA
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The cross was always a sign of mercy and help.. The crescent on the other hand is a sign of beheading and murder..

The Red cross better never ask me for money..I will send them to Arabia


45 posted on 12/16/2010 2:08:10 PM PST by RnMomof7 (Gal 4:16 asks "Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?")
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To: Celtic Cross

Because we haven’t shot back lately.

Praise the lord and pass the ammunition.


46 posted on 12/16/2010 2:09:45 PM PST by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

They’ve also changed the name from “Red Cross” to “Green Crescent.”


47 posted on 12/16/2010 2:10:43 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I say the UK Red Cross needs to be banned.

If this is being done so as not to offend Muslims, what about the Christians it offends? Are they going to be open on Christmas Day? This is political correctness gone way too far and way wrong.


48 posted on 12/16/2010 2:11:08 PM PST by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: Deb

Where have you got this nonsense from? I had some fantastic hot cross buns last easter and look forward to next easter for more of the same.


49 posted on 12/16/2010 2:12:01 PM PST by Mitch86
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To: rightwingintelligentsia


Staff have been ordered to take down decorations and to remove any
other signs of the Christian festival because they could offend Moslems.

Festive ornaments.
Only real sour-pusses would be offended by such a thing.
@$$holes.

Once you get a national population with about 5% Islamics,
it’s no longer your country.
No matter how much taxes or blood you’ve paid with.


50 posted on 12/16/2010 2:14:07 PM PST by VOA
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