I tell you, the people that make up the northwest part of this country are unbelievable! I know it isn’t everybody, but it’s enough of them that stuff like the following happens, and it’s allowed to happen by the ones that sit on the sidelines and do nothing to stop it.
What am I ranting about? Well, the school board in Hillsborough, Oregon has banned Santa Clause!! Why? Here’s their statement:
“You may still decorate your door or office if you like, but we ask that you be respectful and sensitive to the diverse perspectives and beliefs of our community and refrain from using religious-themed decorations or images like Santa Claus.”
First, the A-holes that crafted this should realize that Santa Clause is not a religious figure! In fact, the popular image of Santa Clause was crafted by Coca-cola as an advertising gimmick at the turn of the last century.
Second, lets talk about this “sensitivity”. Why do we always have to be the ones who show sensitivity ? Why do we have to change what we’ve been celebrating and the way we celebrate it because others “may” be offended by it?
Why don’t they show some sensitivity to our beliefs?