Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Silly People...

...don't they know that Christmas is no place for a movie about the Nativity?

(Editor's Note: I will adopt my heavy-sarcasm voice for this one.)

[[ CHICAGO (AP) - A public Christmas festival is no place for the Christmas story, the city says. Officials have asked organizers of a downtown Christmas festival, the German Christkindlmarket, to reconsider using a movie studio as a sponsor because it is worried ads for its film "The Nativity Story" might offend non-Christians.

New Line Cinema, which said it was dropped, had planned to play a loop of the new film on televisions at the event. The decision had both the studio and a prominent Christian group shaking their heads.

"The last time I checked, the first six letters of Christmas still spell out Christ," said Paul Braoudakis, spokesman for the Barrington, Ill.-based Willow Creek Association, a group of more than 11,000 churches of various denominations. "It's tantamount to celebrating Lincoln's birthday without talking about Abraham Lincoln."

Yeah... well, you see, that is exactly what the sensitive multi-cultural paradise we now live in is all about. I know it's hard to understand... but we must all learn to live with it. It really is for the best.

I know that even the representative from the movie studio doesn't get it... but that just means she needs more sensitivity training, right? I mean, just look at what she had to say:

[[ An executive vice president with New Line Cinema, Christina Kounelias, said the studio's plan to spend $12,000 in Chicago was part of an advertising campaign around the country. Kounelias said that as far as she knew, the Chicago festival was the only instance where the studio was turned down.

Kounelias said she finds it hard to believe that non-Christians who attended something called Christkindlmarket would be surprised or offended by the presence of posters, brochures and other advertisements of the movie.

"One would assume that if (people) were to go to Christkindlmarket, they'd know it is about Christmas," she said.

Listen, Ms. Kounelias, that is exactly the kind of thinking that turned us into a hateful, racist country. We need to stop "assuming" that people are okay with this "Christmas" thing... because there is a solid fraction of one percent of people who are not... and we must stop alienating and disenfranchising them!

(Sarcasm off.)

Oh... the Christmas season is upon us and we have new far-left overlords... let the games begin.

"Nativity" Booted From Illinois Holiday Fair


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