The Young Men Christian Association kicks Saint Nicholas to the curb in favor of secular Political Correctness.
I received a nice email from Liz who runs exposethemedia.com. Apparently, there were many more stories in reference to the attacks on Christmas by the intolerant left then I knew about this year. Thanks Liz for the heads up. In New York City's West Village, poor Santa just doesn't cut it anymore in being an "appropriate symbol for Christmas according to some. Oh wait one second, Santa Clause is also known as "Saint" Nicholas. Saint Nicholas was actually a Christian saint. So sorry Santa, you just made the progressive's PC hit list. No wonder Saint Nicholas was replaced at the YMCA's annual "holiday" luncheon in place of a "talking snowman" this year. I'm sure the kids just loved that not so obvious "substitution", NOT! So what could have been the reason for the YMCA giving Saint Nicholas the boot this year? Well according to Mr. John Rappaport who is the executive director of the McBurney YMCA said "it wasn't replacing just transiting". If that isn't pure progressive double talk, I don't know what is. He went on to say
"We realized that change is sometimes good, and that Frosty is a great winter character who would appeal to a broader number of kids."
What Mr. Mc Rappaport is saying is that Frosty is a more suitable character for the "broader number of kids" AKA those who don't celebrate Christmas or are offended by it. Funny how these "winter characters" are never ever mentioned again after the holiday of "Christmas" is over. If progressives are so much into "winter trees" and "winter characters", why don' they keep their winter trees and winter characters displayed up until March 20th which is the official end of winter? Progressives can't spin reality no matter how hard they try. Did you all know that the YMCA was founded as Christian organization back in 1844. YMCA stand for "Young Men Christian Association". Bill Donohue of the Catholic Leagues was dead on in his outrage over what John Rappaport did.
"Christmas is not about Jack Frost; it's not about snowmen," fumed Bill Donohue of the Catholic League. "We're not talking about some secular organization that has no religious roots. If they can't celebrate Christmas, then they should check out. What a bunch of cowards."