Inclusivity and diversity are trendy buzzwords these days, but it seems an exception is made when it comes to Christianity.
Christmas is the holy day whose name we dare not speak. It’s out at schools and many workplaces, and has almost totally been expunged from advertising and marketing materials.
In a commercial currently making the rounds, a GM spokesman provides tips on securing a “holiday” tree to a vehicle.
Watching that advertisement set me off on a mission to find out why GM found it necessary to take a proper term, such as “Christmas tree”, and rebrand it with a descriptor I’ve never heard anyone utter in real life, “holiday tree.”
The responses I received in my efforts to understand, left me more confused.
Who are these people we are aiming to protect from being offended by words related to Christmastime? In my experience, the vast majority of non-Christians aren’t insulted by calling Christmas stuff like Christmas trees, Christmas trees!
As we continue to take the Christmas out of Christmas, once again I pose the question: Who is behind this, and why is it being done in the first place?