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Merry Christmas on the Buses of Saskatoon

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 By Jerry Philipson  Wednesday, December 19, 2012

City officials in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada have refused to remove the words Merry Christmas from municipal buses even though a local activist has threatened to file a complaint with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission if they don’t.

The potential complainant asserts that the Christmas greeting is discriminatory and that it violates his right to be free from religion.

City council rejected the assertion and the Merry Christmas message will continue to be displayed on the buses.

Congratulations to everyone who voted to keep on displaying the message. It’s nice to see that the Christmas message and the spirit of Christmas are alive and well in Saskatoon and that there are still people in this world who refuse to be threatened and bullied by the politically correct among us.

Its more than nice actually…its heartwarming and encouraging. If more people in more places had your courage and sense the world would be a much better place.

To everyone on council who voted to keep the message on the buses and to everyone else in Saskatoon as well…here’s wishing you all a big, fat, joyous, peaceful MERRY CHRISTMAS!

To the local activist who has threatened to file a complaint with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission and to all of his fellow travellers…BAH HUMBUG!

And yes, I really do understand the importance of keeping religion and religious symbols out of the public sphere.

Political correctness too.

From an old atheist and passionate life-long defender of civil liberties, human rights and freedom who believes in the message and spirit of Christmas, the universal, non-religious message and spirit of Christmas, the universal, non-religious message and spirit of MERRY CHRISTMAS.

On buses.

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Jerry Philipson is a retired grandfather who has spent many years working in non-profit social service agencies in Canada and the United States. He holds dual Canadian and American citizenship and has been passionate about politics, civil liberties, freedom and democracy for virtually his whole life. He is particularly interested in the Middle East and America and believes that it is vital for people of good heart and good conscience to speak out against tyranny and dishonesty and to stand up and defend and protect Western values, principles and institutions. He can be reached at: email=philipsonjerry@yahoo.ca]philipsonjerry@yahoo.ca[/email]