Monday, December 15, 2008

Political correctness may kill Christmas

The UK is way ahead of us in the political correctness department. A British woman was told, by a uniformed housing worker, to take down her Christmas lights. She was accused of offending her non-christian neighbors. Fortunately, housing personnel with larger brains intervened.

Woman told to remove Christmas lights to avoid offending non-Christian neighbours
A woman was told to remove her Christmas lights by a housing association worker in case they offended non-Christian neighbours.

Dorothy Glenn decorates her home in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, with hundreds of festive lights every year, including a giant tree and a 4ft Santa Claus.

But this year she was astonished when an employee of South Tyneside Homes called at her house and informed her that the decorations she was displaying might be offending her neighbours.

The association has now apologised to Mrs Glenn and started an investigation but a spokesman insisted that removing Christmas lights was not part of their policy.

Mrs Glenn, a 41-year-old mother-of-three, said: "I put the lights up in the first week of November and then recently a uniformed housing worker was outside, and it looked like he was counting my decorations.

"When I went outside he said that the lights were 'offensive to the community'. If I was offending anyone I could understand why he was telling me, but nobody has complained...

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