Christmas in Chicago
Hugh Hewitt has been blogging about the fiasco in Chicago where the annual German Christkindlmarket (Christ Child Market) was told by the Mayor's office that they could not have New Line Cinema's The Nativity Story as a sponsor.
Because (say it with me now) it might offend non-Christians going to the festival. Sigh. But no, there's NO anti-Christian bias regarding Christmas! I somehow think that if the German-American group was hosting a traditional (pagan) Yule Festival that they wouldn't be told that they couldn't have specifically pagan sponsors for fear of offending Christians who might attend. No, we'd be expected to 'be more tolerant', to be 'more understanding'...as usual.
Other posts from Hugh on this-
Mayor Daley's Hypocrisy and Chicago's Merchants' Peril
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas: Mayor Daley
Hugh's really going after this one. Unfortunately, I feel it's mostly par for the course these days.
I'm more annoyed that The Nativity Story is NOT going to be playing anywhere in Fayetteville!