Imagine banning a holiday term, which literally the name of the holiday, because you are afraid of offending minorities....the woke make my head spin.
British civil servants have officially sacked the term "Christmas" from being used in a coronavirus testing drive for students because there are minorities in the country it may offend....
It's literally a holiday. Who cares if someone gets offended?? They don't have to celebrate if they don't want to!
The campaign, which reportedly would have revolved around ministers using the slogan “Don’t take COVID home for Christmas,” is part of a larger government effort to limit the spread of the Chinese coronavirus after two cases of the Omicron variant were discovered on-shore.
‘We have been advised by Cabinet Office that we should not use the word Christmas – as the Government campaign needs to be inclusive and some religions don’t celebrate Christmas,” an email seen by The Mail on Sunday read. “The other option was ‘festive season’ which keeps the emotional motivation.”
“We have gone with ‘Don’t take COVID-19 home for the holidays’ – as it links to school and university Christmas holidays,” the email continued. “The alliteration with ‘home’ and ‘holidays’ scans well and is memorable.”
However, even the politically correct version was shot down by another British bureaucrat in a follow-up email.
“We don’t refer to Christmas as the holidays (that’s an Americanism),” the email said. “Please can we say, ‘Don’t take Covid-19 home’.”
Conservative MP Saqib Bhatti lambasted the decision to remove the mention of Christmas from the campaign.
“As a Muslim, I find it ridiculous we can’t enjoy this special time of year. I look forward to showing my new son his first Christmas tree. The idea you can’t mention Christmas is completely ridiculous,” Bhatti said.
“It’s a time to celebrate, whatever your background. It’s part of the British culture I love. It’s the celebration of all cultures that makes this the most welcoming country in the world.
“I’m proud of that and proud to celebrate Christmas. The Blob needs to stop waging war on Christmas and get on with delivering for the British people,” Bhatti concluded.
I also believe it is insane to remove the mention of Christmas. There are people from many difference races and cultures that celebrate the holiday. There is no need to bow down to the few who don't in order to prevent them from getting their feelings hurt.
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