While many would agree that Christmas celebrations have been overly commercialized, it does not change the very basic fact that Christmas is a day that billions around the world commemorate the birth of Jesus and the yearly "war on Christmas" is actually a "war on religion," which is reaching new heights of absurdity.
WAR ON RELIGION RAGES ON
Multiple religions celebrate different holidays in December, such as Christmas on December 25 for the birth of Jesus, or Hanukkah which is the commemoration of the re-dedication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem and is celebrated at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar, just to name a couple.
Rather than allow everybody to celebrate the holiday they are commemorating by displaying decorations associated with it, colleges across America discouraging, and in some case banning, any decoration that might "offend" some delicate little snowflake that cannot handle the fact that others may celebrate a different religious holiday than the ones they do, so rather than being "inclusive," by allowing any and all decorations, the colleges listed below are "excluding" anything that represents the true meaning of the holidays in question.
For example, Missouri State University offers "guidelines," on what is generally "inappropriate" decorations to be displayed in common areas, which include "The Nativity Scene, A Cross or Crucifixion, A Menorah, The Star of David, The Star and Crescent, Drawings of Jesus or Mohammed and The Bible or Koran.
It is also of interest that the University of Missouri also produced a list of what is "acceptable, which includes "Santa," decoration, who is described by Wiki as "Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, or simply Santa, is a legendary figure of Western culture who is said to bring gifts to the homes of well-behaved ("good" or "nice") children on Christmas Eve (24 December) and the early morning hours of Christmas Day (25 December)"
Oregon State University offers "suggestions" which includes "Focus decorations on the winter season by using images that are not associated with religious traditions (e.g., snowflakes, snow sculptures, sleds). Remember that images that seem neutral to some may be experienced as religious by others with different traditions," they wrote.
Perhaps the school dictators administrators should be reminded that the "holidays" being celebrated are, in fact, religious holidays, therefore they are not being "inclusive and respectful" as they claim, when they attempt to dictate that religious symbols are not appropriate as decorations for religious holidays!
It doesn't even make sense.
The same goes for Rowan University, who takes things a step further and actually states what is "allowed," as shown in the following quotes from their "Holiday Decorations in the Workplace" notification:
These are best practices guidelines that the State Equal Employment Opportunity Office and Rowan University support regarding decorations in the workplace. Please be respectful of all beliefs and the various observances that occur this season, as well as at other times of the year.
With that in mind, office decorations are allowed as long as no obvious, religious icons are displayed. Examples of religious decorations include but are not limited to nativity sets, menorahs, etc. Examples of allowable seasonal decorations include but are not limited to greenery, Santa, lights, snowflakes, snowmen, candy canes, etc. Please be advised that any and all participation in holiday activities is voluntary and non participation should not be viewed negatively.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at extension 5440 (Off campus 856-256- 5440).
Make no mistake, the communists that have infiltrated the Colleges across America are not just declaring a war on Christmas, they are conducting a full-on war against religion itself.
Proof of this assertion comes from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where students are required to complete 30 hours of "service-learning" in order to earn their diploma. In past instances those hours have been earned by "attending a lecture on how Planned Parenthood has contributed to society or participating in a White House Student Film Festival on social justice," but two young women that led classes at a Catholic church, which includes "kids better their reading skills, understand some Latin phrases, and learn about Biblical history, for her "service-learning" hours, have been told those hours cannot count toward that requirement.
Those two young women have now filed a lawsuit against University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Travis Barham, an attorney for Alliance Defending Freedom, which filed the lawsuit on the women’s behalf, stated in a news release that “no public university should ever use a community service program as a vehicle to advance and instill anti-religious bias.”
He argues UW-Eau Claire’s service learning policy is a violation of religious freedom as it favors non-religious practices to religious ones.
"If the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire wants to require its students to perform community service, it must treat all forms of community service as equally valuable," Barham stated. "The Constitution and federal court precedent prohibit it from targeting religious community service and denying students credit for it. That kind of animosity toward and discrimination against religion is unconstitutional."
While schools are conducting their war on religion, it seems that some 'Christmas snowflakes" are continuing their war on Christmas itself, as they have decided one of the most well-known songs heard during Christmas season, "Baby It's Cold Outside," is "sexually aggressive," and therefore have rewrote the song to make a point about "sexual consent."
Feminists that have not succumbed to the dumbed down thinking processes of "snowflakism" have attempted to educate the poor little social justice warriors by pointing out the original lyrics were reflective of a time period.
Via Persephone Magazine in an article titled "Listening While Feminist: In Defense of 'Baby, It’s Cold Outside'":
If we look at the text of the song, the woman gives plenty of indication that she wants to stay the night. At the time period the song was written (1936), "good girls," especially young, unmarried girls, did not spend the night at a man’s house unsupervised. The tension in the song comes from her own desire to stay and society’s expectations that she’ll go. We see this in the organization of the song — from stopping by for a visit, to deciding to push the line by staying longer, to wanting to spend the entire night, which is really pushing the bounds of acceptability. Her beau in his repeated refrain "Baby, it’s cold outside" is offering her the excuses she needs to stay without guilt.
As a side note, it is nice to see that a November 2015 promise by Donald Trump, is being kept. Trump said "This whole thing with political correctness, and I always say, you don’t see Merry Christmas anymore, right? Because it’s not politically correct. Guess what folks, when I win, if I win, when I win, whatever, I will tell you, we’re going to all be saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again, that I can tell you."
Whether it is religious holidays and college campuses showing a lack of tolerance and respect for those that celebrate said holidays because other snowflake students cannot handle seeing anything that may "offend" them, or the lunacy of attempting to rewrite classic Christmas tunes because of some imagined wrong, snowflakes around the country appear to be incapable of dealing with real life.
Imagine social justice warriors using the same type of nonsensical arguments when applying for a job, that they are allowed to get away with in college...... the excellent parody below highlights how that is going to go.