Bye, bye bunny!

March 22nd, 2008

St. Paul City Office Boots Easter Bunny.

ST. PAUL, viagra usa thumb Minn., seek March 24 – A small Easter display was removed from the City Hall lobby on Wednesday out of concern that it would offend non-Christians.

The display – a cloth Easter bunny, no rx pastel-colored eggs and a sign with the words “Happy Easter” – was put up by a City Council secretary. They were not purchased with city money.

Tyrone Terrill, the city’s human rights director, asked that the decorations be removed. Terrill said no citizen had complained to him. 

Council Member Dave Thune called it a shame. “This has just gone too far,” he said. “We can’t celebrate spring with bunnies and fake grass?” 

The council president, Kathy Lantry, said the removal wasn’t about political correctness. “As government, we have a different responsibility about advancing the cause of religion, which we are not going to do,” she said.

They live in a city named SAINT Paul. I think it’s a little late to worry about the separation of church and state.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Patrick  |  March 22nd, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    What does a rabbit and pastel colored eggs have to do with the religious aspect of the season anyway?

  • 2. steveegg  |  March 22nd, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    I guess secularizing religious holidays isn’t enough for that crowd anymore.

    Oh and wait, they’ll go after the first half of that name inside of 5 years.

  • 3. BobG  |  March 23rd, 2008 at 9:05 am

    I’m an agnostic, and even I think that it’s ridiculous. It sounds like the “human rights director” has his head up his butt.
    Just my opinion.

  • 4. No Runny Eggs » Blo&hellip  |  March 24th, 2008 at 6:53 am

    […] Mary Katharine reads the Sermon on the Mount. MKH, nervous? Surely she can’t be serious. – Elliot questions the removal of a secular Easter display on the grounds that it would offend non-Christians in Saint […]

  • 5. Chris  |  March 25th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    You have to remember where this is the Twin Cities has a very large Muslim population(I just returned from there and I was stunned by how many woman I saw at MOA wearing the traditional head scarf.) It is also a Muslim population that is pretty rabid(Muslim taxi drivers want the right to refuse to pick you up at the airport if you are carrying alcohol) so I can see how the HR people are jumpy. That being said I agree with BobG as an atheist I do not see how the Easter Bunny can be considered a religious symbol. My question is what if the sign had said Happy Spring instead of Happy Easter would their have been a problem?

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