News :: Political Correctness ~ "Christmas" lights renamed, Santa's grotto banned.
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By JAMIE PYATT
A TOWN was in uproar yesterday after the word Christmas was outlawed — and Santa’s grotto banned from its shopping centre.
Council officials in Havant, Hants, claim people of other faiths could be offended.
The annual £5,000 display of Christmas lights partly funded by local businesses, is being renamed the “Festival of Lights”.
Meanwhile Santa’s grotto got the boot from the Meridian shopping centre after being branded a “fire risk”.
Locals were outraged. Greengrocer John Willis said: “Banning Santa’s grotto and dropping the word Christmas is ludicrous.
“It will make for a miserable Christmas in Havant.”
Pushpar Sanderscorr, 47 — a Hindu — said: “We should celebrate all cultures, including Christian.”
Even the LEADER of Havant Borough Council was furious. David Gillett said: “These are Christmas lights. I don’t see any sense in denying that is what they are.
“It’s political correctness gone barmy.”
Town centre manager Gail Grant, who oversaw the change, was unavailable for comment.
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For picture :: http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2005530333,00.html
It raises its ugly head yet again.
And it's all so stupid, what makes these flanel eating do gooders think this is the right thing to do, well, it's beyond me. *despair*
Last edited by Critic; 11-16-2005 at 12:06 AM.
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