Political correctness gone mad: Soldiers at Army base told they can’t say “Christmas”

freespeechThis is what we can expect in Obama’s America.

On Tuesday, we learned that soldiers at Camp Shelby, Miss., were told they can’t say “Christmas” during a meeting about a Christmas football tournament.  But the “equal opportunity officer” — a person who apparently thinks everyone BUT Christians deserve equal treatment, objected to the use of the word “Christmas.”

Examiner reported:

“Our equal opportunity representative stopped the briefing and told us that we can’t say Christmas,” one soldier told (Fox News’ Todd) Starnes.  “Almost the entire room blew up. Everybody was frustrated. The equal opportunity rep told our commander that not everyone celebrates Christmas and we couldn’t say Christmas celebration. It had to be holiday celebration.”

During a brief, heated discussion about political correctness, the officer reportedly said those were the Army’s rules, not hers.

“She said an individual can say Christmas, but as an organization in the Army you can’t say Christmas,” the soldier said.

But it turns out the Army has no such rules.

“There is no policy at the 158th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East or First Army that forbids using the word ‘Christmas’,” said Public Affairs Chief Amanda Glenn.

In other words, this was the act of one hyper-sensitive leftist trying to censor what other people say.

As my colleague Diane Sori wrote earlier today, a politically correct Christmas is no Christmas at all.

Welcome to Obama’s America.

More here.  And MERRY CHRISTMAS to all!


Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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