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College: Holiday Decorations Should be Culturally Sensitive and Inclusive

Todd Starnes · Dec. 12, 2017

The social justice warriors in charge of The College at Brockport in New York are urging holiday decorators to deck their halls and don their gay apparel with a flair for cultural sensitivity and inclusion.

“When planning holiday displays on campus, please consider an inclusive approach to your creativity,” the Office of Diversity and Inclusion wrote on the college’s website. “Displays that feature exclusively single-themed decorations may be well intentioned, but they can marginalize those who celebrate other religious and cultural beliefs during this season.”

That’s a polite way of saying dump the Nativity.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, which is typically neither diverse nor inclusive, posted a long list of suggestions designed to take the Christ out of Christmas.

“The holiday season should be considered an opportunity to demonstrate cultural sensitivity and inclusivity by acknowledging multiple cultural traditions rather than imposing or endorsing a single tradition on everyone,” the Office of Diversity and Inclusion wrote.

I think it’s talking about you, Santa Claus. I mean, why does Jolly Old Saint Nick get to decide who’s been naughty and who’s been nice?

Culturally sensitive holiday decorations are also a big issue this year for the social justice snowflakes.

“Keep decorations general and non-specific to any religion,” the college recommended. “Create a winter theme with lights and color rather than religious icons, or include decorations from all the cultural traditions represented in your department.”

In other words, toss the poinsettias and drape a burka over the Christmas tree — pardon me, holiday tree.

As for holiday parties, well, the college recommends a multi-cultural potluck buffet that respects religious dietary restrictions.

What about fruit cake? Is fruit cake still allowed?

The college said its suggestions are meant to “ensure inclusiveness and respect for a wide range of religious and cultural customs all year long.”

The annual Starnes Family Christmas Party is a completely inclusive affair — we include everyone in our celebration of the birth of Christ.

The house is decked out in red and green with a beautiful Nativity scene in the foyer and a Christmas tree (adorned with an angel) in the living room.

We sing carols like “Joy to the World, the Lord is Come” and we feast on all sorts of delicious treats like smoked pork butt sliders and bacon-wrapped shrimp.

I can only imagine the raging microaggressions the Starnes Family Christmas Party would trigger among the culturally sensitive snowflakes at The College of Brockport.

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