Monday, December 18, 2017

Headline of the Day

University of Minnesota Memo Forbids Red, Green, Blue, White, and Silver Due to Religious Intolerance

The “Religious Diversity and Holidays” memo was provided during a recent “Dean’s Dialogues” event that focused on how to make the holiday season more inclusive for other religions.

According to the College Fix, the event, hosted by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences, was dedicated to “respecting religious diversity.”

The memo highlights specific things that represent “religious iconography,” and lists items that should not be used around campus.

According to the College Fix, these items include bows, bells, depictions of Santa Claus, Christmas trees, wrapped gifts, nativity scenes, the star of Bethlehem, dreidels, angels, and doves.

The document also warns against using certain decorative colors in public spaces during the Christmas period.

“Red and green are representative of the Christian tradition as blue and white/silver are for Jewish Hanukkah that is also celebrated at this time of year,” the memo reads.

Students may place decorations “in their own personal space if it does not have a meaningful public function,” the memo adds.

According to the College Fix, University of Minnesota spokeswoman Emma Bauer labeled the memo as a “conversation piece to facilitate dialogue.”

“It was not distributed broadly to [College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences] employees. It does not reflect current University of Minnesota, EOAA (Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action) or CFANS official guidance,” Bauer added.
"Religious diversity" and "tolerance" now means strict Atheism is the only acceptable position.

1 comment:

Steven Satak said...

And since there is no 'strict Atheism', as atheists everywhere will be quick to point out, it's the Void all over again, with the rules changing every time someone breaks out a bigger gun.

Law of the Jungle, indeed.