LONDON (Reuters) - Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims joined Britain's equality watchdog Monday in urging Britons to enjoy Christmas without worrying about offending non-Christians.Tim Jones, over on Jimmy Akin's blog, says he's such a sentimental fellow that the story is enough to make him begin tearing-up -- >>sniff<< -- at all these kind folks coming to the rescue of Christmas and our right to celibrate it "without ya know, being accused of Gross Religious Bigotry and Insensitivity, or something" ("A Christmas Gift from U.K. Religious Leaders," JimmyAkin.Org, December 12, 2007).
"It's time to stop being daft about Christmas. It's fine to celebrate and it's fine for Christ to be star of the show," said Trevor Phillips, chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
"Let's stop being silly about a Christian Christmas," he said, referring to a tendency to play down the traditional celebrations of the birth of Christ for fear of offending minorities in multicultural Britain.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
UK diversity champions defend Christmas: Woo-woo!
Paul Majendie, "Hands off Christmas, say religious leaders" (Yahoo!News, December 10, 2007), writes: