Is cultural sensitivity killing Christmas?
By Lisa Mrazek ,QMI Agency
First posted: Monday, February 25, 2013 09:06 PM EST
REGINA -- Bah! Humbug!
"A Saskatoon man is filing a complaint with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC) after city councillors agreed Monday that city buses will continue flashing "Merry Christmas" during the holidays and not messages from other religions.
After local atheist Ashu Solo complained last December that the Christian message was "discriminatory" and "violates the separation of religion and state," Saskatoon's executive committee members referred the issue to the cultural diversity and race relations committee.
The committee met in January to determine if other religious messages could be added to the scrolling destination signs on city buses, but couldn't come to a consensus.
Now that the city has decided to maintain the status quo, Solo confirmed he will be filing an official complaint with the SHRC in March -- Saskatoon's Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Month."
Gee, no mention of a problem with the use of tax dollars!
Twitless RMB once again shown to be out of touch with the facts.
Sucks To Be You!
"Ashu Solo (is he an immigant, I don't know...you guess) who is planning a lawsuit againt the city to prevent Merry Christmas from being displayed on city busses."
Well Crusher you really should get the story correct before you spread your hate.
This man is saying the buses should not be using tax dollars, and more specifically his to put the message on the bus.
Mrs-Brigand, 2012-12-19 12:57:30
The Crusher, 2013-02-26 10:31:18
For those or us old enough to remember you just have to walk around your city and businesses to see Christmas isn't dead but certainly wounded.
There are no where near the houses there us to be lit up, the stores don't decorate like they use to.
All because a very small minority are against it.
As a society and culture who has always celebrated Christmas, we should not have to worry if it upsets someone who doesn't follow it.
They don't care if they upset us.
Maybe to update our Christmas story Scrooge should be more of an Asian or Middle East character so we are more "Politically Correct",
Redneck Larry, 2012-12-24 10:35:55
No. Christmas and the Christmas spirit is very much alive. Right wingers want to say otherwise just to get the racists comments going.
Mrs-Brigand, 2012-12-22 19:50:06