Canadian Ad takes political correctness to new low?

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  1. Cindy

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    CANADIAN MINT'S AD CAMPAIGN DROPS THE WORD 'CHRISTMAS'
    (Ottawa-AP) -- As part of its holiday ad campaign to sell
    coins, the Royal Canadian Mint uses the song "The Twelve Days of
    Christmas." But singers in the television ads substitute the word
    "giving" for "Christmas."
    The Reverend Nancy Murphy -- an Anglican minister in Ottawa
    -- says that takes political correctness to an all-time low. She
    says it's time for Christians to take back Christmas.
    Canadian Opposition Leader Stephen Harper agrees, saying
    it's part of a continuing effort to expunge Christian references
    from government activity.
    But the mint insists it was a marketing decision, not a
    religious one, since December is a gift-giving time for many who
    don't celebrate Christmas.
     
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    This is not new. Stores in the US typically display banners that read "Happy Holidays" instead of Merry Christmas. On the other hand, it easily covers all the holidays of the season: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukka, etc. Personally, a holiday that reads "Happy Holidays" doesn't offend me.
     
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    That's our Federal Government for you. Then, on the other hand, a Jewish Mayor of a large city restored the singing of Christian music over Christmas time...So, go figure!

    Cheers,

    Jim
     

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