Coming back from the Thanksgiving break I walked into the Student Center on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus and the atmosphere was all abuzz with decorating for the HOLIDAY season.
In the center of the first floor of the Student Center was a beautiful decorated CHRISTMAS tree with CHRISTMAS decorations and surrounding that was small signage explaining the different HOLIDAY traditions celebrated by other religions; absolutely WONDERFUL!
Not only were there HOLIDAY displays of the religion this country was founded on; CHRISTIANITY, but there were also acknowledgements to other religions and the celebration traditions of the HOLIDAY season. Again, absolutely beautiful!!
Several hours later I walked back into the Student Center and found most of the decorations had been taken down; the only decorations noticeable were the CHRISTMAS tree decorated with only snowflakes. The atmosphere felt somber & deflated.
I inquired as to what had happened to all the beautiful decorations and was told that a high ranking official with the college found the Student Center “too Christmassy.”
I am not one to complain about my surroundings, nor complain about being politically correct, or complain about being careful as to not trample on any person’s beliefs. But in recent days and recent events have me just beyond furious.
First, please let me state this…This is a country founded in God’s name, defended by mostly God fearing persons, supported mostly by those worshiping the Lord. Why in the heck am I being made to hide this?
I am extremely offended by this type of nonsense. We cannot have CHRISTMAS music playing over the loud speaker? We cannot decorate for the HOLIDAY season in a manner that is justified by the beliefs of the many in fear of offending a few?
It doesn’t give anyone the right to force their fear of offense onto the majority. Being offended is a choice, it’s an emotion that is most easily controlled, so choose to not be offended.
The CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY is about the celebration of the birth of Christ, which is a Christian faith belief, which is what this great country; the country that gives everyone the right to BELIEVE and CELEBRATE the CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY how you want; was founded on. THIS IS INCREDIBLY WRONG!
This message was sent from the Letter to the Editor page on globeslcc.com.