I understand that it's not past Thanksgiving yet, but this isn't really a Christmas post. It's an "I can't believe the lengths some PC people will go to to pander to the religion of peace" post. Are you ready for this?
The British Red Cross has banned Christmas from its fund-raising shops. All 430 of them. Because any celebration of the Christian holy day could offend Muslims. For real.
This PC nonsense is so dumbfounding that it sucks all the oxygen out of the room.
I mean, seriously, their name is the Red CROSS! You know, like the cross where Christ was crucified.
(The organization's symbol is a red cross on a white field, the inverse of the Swiss flag, where the International Red Cross was formed and is headquartered. The Swiss flag's cross has its roots buried deeply in Christianity. Shoot -- the crescent is used in arabic countries' flags and symbols, not to mention for the Red Crescent, and in arabic countries pretty much everything carries some sort of religious connotation.)
So, the fund-raising stores can't display Christmas trees or creches, but they can certainly sell Christmas cards to make a profit. I wonder if they have to store the Christmas cards behind the counter like porn magazines. Sheesh, give me a break. I guess soon we need to be prepared for this:
Sorry. This whole thing has Moogie feeling rather peckish.