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PC Police: Indiana Town Bans Good Friday

The politically correctness police are on the roll again, this time in Indiana where apparently anything associated with Christianity is off-limits.

Here’s more from Breitbart:

As Christmas season begins for countless millions of Christians in America and across the globe, Bloomington, Indiana, announced that it will no longer recognize Good Friday because doing so is insensitive to others.

President-elect Donald Trump expressed concern during the presidential campaign that Christians and Christianity were no longer welcome in parts of American society. He identified as a clear example of this growing anti-Christian bias that it has become politically incorrect in some circles to wish people, “Merry Christmas,” expressing a desireto see this secularizing trend reversed.

When these actions reflecting an anti-faith bias occur during December and late November they are often colloquially referred to as part of the “War on Christmas.”

The two most holy days of the year for Christians are Christmas, which celebrates the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, and Easter, which celebrates Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. Good Friday is the anniversary of the crucifixion and death of Jesus outside the walls of Jerusalem in Israel around A.D. 30—the execution immediately preceding the Resurrection Sunday of Easter, which sparked the proliferation of the Christian faith across the world.

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton announced this month that the paid holiday of Good Friday would henceforth be known as “Spring Holiday,” telling Fox 59 in Indianapolis (the closest major city to Bloomington) that renaming the 2,000-year-old holiday would “better reflect cultural sensitivity in the workplace.”

Bloomington is the home of Indiana University, and has long been a hotbed of liberal sentiment in the generally conservative Hoosier State, a state which elected conservative Vice President-elect Mike Pence as governor, and where Hoosiers can order license plates featuring the National Motto, “In God We Trust.”

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