November 22, 2016

MADNESS: US city renames Good Friday to 'spring holiday' to be more 'culturally sensitive'

Rebel Staff
 

Bloomington, Indiana is renaming Good Friday and Columbus Day in an attempt to be more 'inclusive'.

The two will be renamed 'Spring holiday' and 'Fall holiday', a move that Mayor John Hamilton said would “better reflect cultural sensitivity in the workplace.”

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In a memo to city employees Hamilton wrote, “We are terrifically proud of our diverse workforce at the city.”

He went on to add, “That diversity makes us stronger and more representative of the public we proudly serve. These updated names for two days of well-merited time off is another way we can demonstrate our commitment to inclusivity.”

According to the BBC, the liberal city gave Hillary Clinton 58.6% in the presidential election.

SOUND OFF in the comments: what do you think of this?

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commented 2016-11-24 01:59:06 -0500
Hey! Why were only certain words stroked out from my comment?
In my previous comment only a few words were over-written with a line, as though they were not acceptable.
As you can see, the stroked out words were simply: December 25th as the birth of Christ, for example.
commented 2016-11-24 01:50:30 -0500
@jay Kelly…what you and your ilk just don’t seem to get is that part of “the mind”…that is called “the heart”….

Goyalee started a war with three little words…after a ghost dance evangelist was gunned down in his presence he asked the Apache scouts who were with the cavalry…..

“where is your heart”

They mutinied….they were hanged

The war was a go anyway…

So I now ask you…“where is your heart”
commented 2016-11-24 00:16:47 -0500
In the United States people tend to take a ‘vacation’, in Canada people tend to take a holiday.
Interesting, isn’t it, that Canadians use this term, coming from the English, derived from ‘Holy Day’?
The Rebel.media, like WalMart, would rather play-down the ‘holiness’ of the date - December 25th as the birth of Christ, for example- and play up commercial or political issues.

For me, I guess the question would be: “is this really a holy day? In your wildest imagination do you think this day is Holy?”
commented 2016-11-24 00:16:43 -0500
In the United States people tend to take a ‘vacation’, in Canada people tend to take a holiday.
Interesting, isn’t it, that Canadians use this term, coming from the English, derived from ‘Holy Day’?
The Rebel.media, like WalMart, would rather play-down the ‘holiness’ of the date - December 25th as the birth of Christ, for example- and play up commercial or political issues.

For me, I guess the question would be: “is this really a holy day? In your wildest imagination do you think this day is Holy?”
commented 2016-11-23 15:44:19 -0500
Ramadan offends me … can we change it to ’ crazy day holiday"?
commented 2016-11-23 10:42:46 -0500
In my opinion, if you do not believe in a holiday. Then you should not get it off or get paid more for it, Period.
If you are Muslim, you do not celebrate Christmas or Easter, you do not get paid time and a half or double pay for working these days. They are NOT holidays for you. They take their holidays off. This goes for ANY other religion or non-religious person.
As far as I am concerned time and a half or double time should not be paid for religious holidays any longer.
commented 2016-11-23 10:17:49 -0500
Jay Kelly : It is an issue of equality which should be of concern for all freedom loving free speech loving Canadians. Again if someone were to suggest asking Muslims to rename one of their holy days I think their reaction would be allot stronger than anything you have encountered here.
Yvette Mozol I like your proposal. Maybe that is how they should title it in the election. Running for Chief Idiot.
commented 2016-11-23 09:58:32 -0500
lioberalism/political correctness are diseases of the brain. As it spreads the brain becomes more and more non functional. Now you know the reason we are in the mess we are in.
commented 2016-11-23 08:06:15 -0500
Pretty sad commentary when Jay’s mindless wanderings are disputed by his fellow travellers like Andrew:
“Up until a few decades ago, on Good Friday the Roman Catholics prayed for the “invidious Jews”. That prayer disappeared but with Trump’s victory it is back. "

‘uhh,.. not sure what you think the President’s job is, but that’s probably not it.’
commented 2016-11-23 08:03:48 -0500
If Easter is so offensive then the only right course is to ignore that date altogether. Have no celebration of any kind since there is nothing to celebrate and go Narnia where is is always winter but never Christmas.
commented 2016-11-23 03:26:58 -0500
A little bit of research about Bloomington’s demographics may explain what is going on… It seems from the latest census that nearly 70 per cent of the city are between the ages of 18 and 45…. Only 7 per cent are above 55… The city also has a lot of institutes of “higher learning”…. In other words, it is a “university town”… So no big surprise that the mayor should be catering to the current political correctness of this demographic… So it’s “politics” again, and to Hell with traditional American values or beliefs…
commented 2016-11-23 02:08:37 -0500
Let’s be honest here, this is about political correctness and not offending any Muslims with our Christian Holidays. These politicians are nothing but traitorous cowards that won’t hesitate to sell us out to our worst enemy. This constant cowering to the will of Islam is beyond all comprehension, turning away from and not supporting our culture and traditions in favor of an evil, depraved ideology is just sick and shameful. Rather than wait to vote out such political scum they should be dragged by the hair outside, hung from a light standard and whacked with sticks like a pinata.
commented 2016-11-23 00:42:01 -0500
The Mayor of Bloomington is mad & he should be renamed “Village Idiot”. He can rename it all he wants, but those with a brain will continue referring to the day Jesus died as Good Friday & just as I will continue to say “in all thy sons command” regardless of Trudeau changing it to “in all that we command”.
commented 2016-11-23 00:02:45 -0500
Jay Kelly when did Trump change the law?
commented 2016-11-23 00:02:24 -0500
Andrew as much as i disagree with you , at least your comments have a basis and are a form of debate, Jay Kelly is ,well if you know the word , please say it, i am at a loss to describe him.
commented 2016-11-22 23:26:03 -0500
“Up until a few decades ago, on Good Friday the Roman Catholics prayed for the “invidious Jews”. That prayer disappeared but with Trump’s victory it is back. "

uhh,.. not sure what you think the President’s job is, but that’s probably not it.
commented 2016-11-22 22:56:05 -0500
Why bother to write to the piece of shit. Send the asshole to the afterlife. Jesus won’t be taking him in. Mohummadd will probably screw 4…. 6 year olds in Celebration.
commented 2016-11-22 22:47:29 -0500
mayor@bloomington.in.gov

Write to Mayor Hamilton and tell him to leave Good Friday alone. He has no authority to change it since it is a religious day, not a holiday. If he wants a ‘Spring Day’ then make February 1 a Spring Day.

I just wrote to him.
commented 2016-11-22 22:14:37 -0500
Bring back the name Good Friday. It comes from G’d (God) Friday, the day that Christ died.

Now, with the election of Trump in the United States, we are able to bring back some old terms. Some words that were forbidden for decades.

In Canada the word “kike” had been forbidden and unknown for decades, but now it is spray-painted broadly. It is meant to remind Jews, and especially older Jews, who they are.

Up until a few decades ago, on Good Friday the Roman Catholics prayed for the “invidious Jews”. That prayer disappeared but with Trump’s victory it is back.

Some people think this is a Christian issue. Make no mistake, prayerful Christians are not interested in such petty mischief.
commented 2016-11-22 21:20:51 -0500
Sunday = Sun’s Day
Monday = Moon’s Day
Tuesday= Tyr’s Day (using Norse spellings, because they’re more well-known than the Old English ones)
Wednesday = Odin’s Day
Thursday= Thor’s Day
Friday = Frigg’s Day (Odin’s wife)
Saturday= Saturn’s Day (only one with Latin roots)
commented 2016-11-22 21:12:28 -0500
So all Christians will have to deny their faith so the mayor can appease his warped conscience!!!!!!
What is it that makes him feel guilty of being an American and a Christian? It must be his weak intellectual values, or maybe his lack of faith in his fellow Americans, or is it the poor image he has of himself, so poor that anyone or anything can make him feel inferior. He easily lets himself be shamed, like so many progressives, and just makes himself weaker and poorer. In my parlance that is just a gutless yellow bellied nincompoop.
commented 2016-11-22 20:58:16 -0500
Diversity is our strength….and black is white…and up is down and blah blah blah blah….go away Liberals…far, far away….
commented 2016-11-22 18:19:32 -0500
Name ONE Religion that has done something ‘sensitive’ to Not offend Christians ? Islam is so ALIEN to Christianity———
commented 2016-11-22 18:07:47 -0500
I guess this means that Devout Muslims will no longer have to murder women and babies so they can join Mohummadd in the eternal joy of fucking Virgins and Babies.
commented 2016-11-22 17:36:52 -0500
I can just imagine Jesus doing a massive face palm.
commented 2016-11-22 17:35:55 -0500
Oh sure why not and and from now on we’ll refer to Jesus as he whose name shall not be uttered and while were at it since we are in a giving charitable culturally sensitive mood why not rename Ramadan that season we all get hungry and see how that flies with our culturally accommodating friends.
commented 2016-11-22 17:26:22 -0500
Liberals have no God their atheists. Problem will come when there are millions of Islamists in this country,then they will believe in God or face death. but that is a long way off and know it. But it’s coming
commented 2016-11-22 17:25:24 -0500
It will always be Good Friday to me. The cultural marxists can try all they want to change our language and thereby our society. We can’t let it stick. Don’t ever be bullied into that kind of inclusivity, just refuse to play.
commented 2016-11-22 16:28:56 -0500
In an attempt to more inclusive, they are excluding the reason it exists in the first place. Typical liberal mentality.
commented 2016-11-22 16:26:26 -0500
I’m surprised as Indiana has a population of the God fearing folk who wouldn’t endorse such an act.