The Offensive Easter Bunny
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Easter Bunny has been sent packing at St. Paul City Hall.A toy rabbit, pastel-colored eggs and a sign with the words "Happy Easter" were removed from the lobby of the City Council offices, because of concerns they might offend non-Christians. How is the Easter Bunny a Christian symbol? The Easter Bunny is a secular celebration that has no relation with Christianity except for the fact that it is celebrated on Easter SundayBunnies, fake grass, baskets, colored eggs...Christian symbols? Give me a break, these people have simply gone too far.
A council secretary had put up the decorations. They were not bought with city money. St. Paul's human rights director, Tyrone Terrill, asked that the decorations be removed, saying they could be offensive to non-Christians. Again, how is this offensive to non-Christians? The way I see it Christians should be the ones offended by the commercial hijacking of one of their most important religious holidays.
But City Council member Dave Thune says removing the decorations went too far, and he wonders why they can't celebrate spring with "bunnies and fake grass."
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