The PC Grinches who stole Christmas! Twitter was buzzing this morning over a report that a Christmas tree was banned from a senior apartment complex.
CHRISTMAS TREE BANNED: 'RELIGIOUS SYMBOL' http://t.co/7zTbq8Dl
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) December 6, 2012
The tree was ordered removed and residents were none too pleased.
Frances Schaeffer, who is Jewish, said she doesn’t understand the property management company’s stance.
“This tree is a symbol of reverence that we can all enjoy regardless of our religious beliefs,” she said.
Can’t have that! This senior apartment complex isn’t alone. The same thing is happening in schools across America and Britain.
thats ridiculous, my old primary school has banned the children taking in christmas cards for eachother! whats wrong with that?!
— Gabby (@gabby_JAMO) December 5, 2012
Wanted to decorate school for Christmas but wasn't allowed,us older kids had Christmas cancelled by the HMIs
— GrumpyOldGit (@TheJonah1) November 30, 2012
No. No, you aren’t. There is to be no mention of the dreaded C-word, as these Twitter users report.
So my school was like "we're not putting up christmas decorations because we don't want to offend anyone that doesn't celebrate it"…
— ✨Robert LindsJay✨ (@JYPs_Socks) December 3, 2012
— David Witek (@Garagehammer) November 30, 2012
At school we aren't allowed to say Christmas because we can't offend anyone. Isn't that a little EXTREME???
— ✿ Amelia ✿ (@sleepyserenade) December 2, 2012
What about Christmas carols? Surely children may enjoy those.
Regretting sending my kid to a catholic school. So many religious carols. So.many. HALP!
— ana beaverhausen (@Anastasias_b) December 6, 2012
Oh, noes! The horror of carols. Perhaps she should send her children to these public schools, then, where carols have been banned.
Its ridiculous that kids are not allowed to do any Christmas caroling at school!
— Lisa M (@lisas_dreams) December 3, 2012
@Stana_Katic We're not even allowed to sing actual Christmas songs at the school where I teach. Lame.
— Elena Gregson Hamill (@BklynSquint) November 30, 2012
Sssh! You must mean “holiday play!”
so at school we're not allowed to sing christmas songs in case it offends anyone pic.twitter.com/dQ1km9Cg
— E (@akafabulous_) December 2, 2012
And Christmas trees? Good luck spotting one of those through the Bah Humbugs.
There are still ornaments of wish list items on the Holiday Giving Tree in the school lobby. Be sure to take a look if you haven't already.
— CCE PTO (@CCEPTO) December 4, 2012
— Kristen Putnam ✨ (@kristenputnam_9) December 4, 2012
I get worked up when people tell me I can't say Christmas tree at school. It's a Christmas tree. Not a holiday tree. #christmasfordayz
— Lainie (@lainiefortner) December 3, 2012
My school called a Christmas tree a holiday tree. Last time I checked it was a Christmas tree .-.
— Lazy J (@mcpowder) December 3, 2012
F* what school says, I'm calling this a Christmas tree, not a dadgum holiday tree! pic.twitter.com/IhpKbSdB
— Kiersten Brianne Wix (@KissyWix) December 4, 2012
Some can’t even have “holiday trees” or any kind of decor at all.
How come every other school is allowed to have Christmas lights in their dorms
— Jenn Gilligan (@bookofJENesis) December 3, 2012
Q2 We are a pub school in WV, very Christmas oriented, prev schools Ive been at haven't allowed decorating even if u were inclusive. #sachat
— Jennifer Brown (@jennbrown8) November 29, 2012
A new excuse enters the mix.
Find it funny how my school isn't allowed to put christmas decorations up cos its a 'fire hazard' ahahaha get away man
— abikaye ☺️ (@abikayewelford) December 4, 2012
Our school is so anti Christmas we aren't allowed to put decorations up in form because its a fire hazard #sostupid
— Sophie (@sophieannahobbs) December 5, 2012
Ah, yes. The fire hazard. See, obviously fire wasn’t invented yet during pre-politically correct times.
Parents may soon start complaining as well. Because the PC Grinch is fouling up workplaces, too.
Also, I was corrected today for not calling our office Christmas tree a "holiday" tree. Henceforth referring to our menorah as a candelabra.
— Kelly A. Barrett (@KellyAlysia) December 6, 2012
Governor Chafee swoops in with an idiocy double down!
Gov. Lincoln Chafee calls decorated evergreen in RI State House a holiday tree not "Christmas tree"bc thats what it is traditionally called
— William Sweeney (@daddysweeney) December 6, 2012
Err … what?
Rhode Island..it's not a 'holiday tree', it's a Christmas tree. Jewish people don't have a holiday candle, it's a menorah.
— Heather C. (@heathercharms) December 3, 2012
And this Twitter user sums it up.
As an atheist, raised Jewish I promise you on all that is heathen AND Kosher it's not a holiday tree, it's a Christmas Tree.
— Dave Galanter (@DaveGalanter) December 6, 2012
Enough with the Christmas hating disguised as political correctness. For the children!