Friday, March 24, 2006

St. Paul, MN does Christians a favor - accidentally

In the March 23, 2006 edition of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, we read this:

So long, Easter Bunny.

A toy rabbit decorating the entrance of the St. Paul City Council offices went hop-hop-hoppin' on down the bunny trail Wednesday after the city's human rights director said non-Christians might be offended by it.

This is politcal correctness at its silliest. We have reached the zenith (or possibly the nadir, depending on how you view it) of the crazy tolerance movement.

Personally, as a Christian, I am more offended by the presence of the Easter Bunny and colored Easter eggs than any athiest should ever be. As the article stated,
The decorations — including the stuffed rabbit, Easter eggs and a handcrafted sign saying "Happy Easter," but nothing depicting the biblical account of Christ's death and resurrection — were put up this week in the office of the City Council by a council secretary.
That's right - NOTHING about the real meaning of Easter. Can any rational non-Christian really get tied in knots because of a bunny rabbit and colored eggs? If so, can we continue to call that person rational?

Plus, as David Taylor points out, the irony in this story is wonderful: It is reported in the ST. PAUL Pioneer Press, which is housed in ST. PAUL, Minnesota and the event happened at the ST. PAUL city council offices. Are you saying that having a public city named after the most important New Testament character after Jesus doesn't offend these same non-believers? If not, I question their consistency and their true agenda!


Jim Pemberton said...

Good point about the St. Paul's name. WorlNetDaily has a pretty good article on this. It's interesting that atheists are so offended and it reminds me of the observation once made that asks, "If atheists don't believe in God, why do they spend so much time fighting Him?"

Bruce Roberts said...

I'm sure that the removal is related to the removal of Santa Claus at Christmas. It's an attempt to remove any and all things even remotely related to the 2 important Christian holidays of Christmas & Easter. Personally, I don't incorporate Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny in my celebration of Christmas & Easter so taking them down offends me about as much as taking down a shamrock at St. Patrick's Day. I do find it ironic that this practice of removing even the secular aspects of Christian holidays occurred in another country, the Soviet Union after the Russian Revolution, where Father Christmas was changed to Father Frost in an attempt to eliminate all traces of Christian tradition.