In another absurd social stance, liberals are now trying to remove the Christian observations and traditions of a Christian-based holiday.
In what a particular company is referring to as a “rebranding of the holiday”, any mention of religious implications of a Christian holiday have been removed to be more “culturally sensitive”.
While the company behind the confusing tactics claims they want to promote an inclusionary event for all religions, what they fail to realize is removing Christianity from a Christian holiday looks to be nothing more than a cheap commercial stunt.
Cadbury, the major chocolate corporation based in the United Kingdom, has decided to rename their “Easter Egg Hunt” to “Cadbury Egg Hunt”.
While thought process behind their decision is to be inclusionary for all kids, many are furious that the festivity is being commercialized for diversity purposes – including the Prime Minister of the UK.
Breitbart News reported:
Chocolate firm Cadbury, which sponsors the event, said they removed it to appeal to non-Christians. “We invite people from all faiths and none to enjoy our seasonal treats,” they said.
However, speaking in the Saudi capital Riyadh, the Prime Minister told ITV News: “I’m not just a vicar’s daughter – I’m a member of the National Trust as well. I think the stance they’ve taken is absolutely ridiculous and I don’t know what they’re thinking about.
“Easter’s very important. It’s important to me; it’s a very important festival for the Christian faith for millions across the world.
“So I think what the National Trust is doing is frankly just ridiculous.”
The Archbishop of York also spoke against the actions of the company.
Breitbart News wrote:
The Archbishop of York also hit out at Cadbury, accusing the company of “spitting on the grave” of its Quaker founder.
“If people visited Birmingham today in the Cadbury World they will discover how [John] Cadbury’s Christian faith influenced his industrial output,” he said.
“He built houses for all his workers, he built a church, he made provision for schools etc. It is obvious that for him Jesus and justice were two sides of the one coin.
“To drop Easter from Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt in my book is tantamount to spitting on the grave of Cadbury.”
For an originally Christian-founded company, the decision shows nothing more than a cop-out to gain funding and sales.
Unfortunately, the washing out of Christian traditions has been more frequently found in society today – but especially in the UK.
Breitbart News reported:
There are increasing instances of Christianity being airbrushed from British public life as ignorance of the country’s traditional faith grows.
In 2014, Oxford City Council refused to give permission for a “Passion play” – a re-enactment of the trial and crucifixion of Christ – to take place in the city’s streets because an official thought the word “passion” meant it was a sex show.
Oxford City Councillor Dick Wolff, who is also a United Reformed Church pastor, said: “Unfortunately, one of the city council’s licensing officers didn’t recognise that a Passion play on Good Friday was a religious event.”
“I think he thought it was a sex show, so he said it may be committing an offence.”
Regardless of the company’s supposed social reasoning for the change in their Easter festivities, Easter is first and foremost a Christian holiday – and there is no way around that.
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