Thursday, November 28, 2002

PC Police Alert!
From Australia, The Melbourne Herald Sun chuckles through Kinders slap ban on Santa:
Santa Claus has been dragged into the state election after several childcare centres and kindergartens banned him for fear of offending minority groups.

Liberal leader Robert Doyle attacked the Bracks Government over the Santa boycott, saying it was political correctness gone mad.
More than a dozen centres across Melbourne yesterday said they will not let Father Christmas in the door this year.

Some, including a Croydon childcare centre run by the Swinburne University of Technology, will substitute a clown for Saint Nick to avoid offending minority groups.

Ethnic community leaders also say the ban is wrong. They have called on the 14 kinders to bring Santa back.

Swinburne spokeswoman Jenni Austin said staff had decided that Santa was not appropriate.

"As a university, we have to be sensitive to the views of minority groups," she said.

A worker at St Andrew's kindergarten, in Clifton Hill, said most children would celebrate Christmas at home instead.

"The majority of the families do celebrate Christmas but there are a few families who don't, so we have decided to have an end-of-year party instead of a Christmas party,' she said.
Mr Doyle said it was all the Government's fault.

"Next it will be cold showers for all at 5am and an early bedtime. Well, not under the Liberals."
Jeez, Bob! Don't give them ideas! But why isn't this discrimination against elves?

Conspiracy theorists are missing a target rich environment with the PC crowd. It has to be very unlikely that they all went barking mad at the same time, so it must be a vast conspiracy!