Too easily offended

After hearing the latest politically correct "no-no", I wonder what this country is doing to itself. First, saying a prayer before c
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

After hearing the latest politically correct "no-no", I wonder what this country is doing to itself. First, saying a prayer before class is bad, because someone might be offended. If you don't like it, don't participate. No one will force you to do so. Then our motto "In God We Trust," on the new coins, has been relegated to the outer edge of the coin.

We are not allowed to say "Merry Christmas", because other religious persuasions might be offended. Instead we must say "Happy Holidays." Christmas is a Christian holiday -- holy day -- and according to our Constitution, everyone may worship as they wish. Whether you are Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Islamic, or atheist, everyone has the right to celebrate their special days without fear of offending any other religion. Christians recognize Hannukkah, Kwanza, and others , with no complaint.

There are those who want "under God" omitted from our Pledge of Allegiance simply because a few atheists don't want it. Okay, then, if you don't want to say it, simply keep quiet.

Now, Santa Claus must stop saying "Ho, Ho, Ho" because someone (I don't know who) might be offended by it. What a crock! And to top it off, I saw as I was watching the news, that Bibles were being removed from motels and hotels , and being replaced with condoms because there are those whoargue, "Who ever reads the Bible when they stay overnight in a hotel?". Has our society become so decadent that people are afraid to speak up for their values, in case someone might be offended?

It's a sad situation that I see evolving, and in future years, I see more of our freedoms taken away. One of these days, God's going to get ticked off.

Shirley S. Ross

Sandusky