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The following is a transcript of Todd’s daily radio commentary.
Hello Americans. I’m Todd Starnes with news and commentary next.
Western Carolina University has a problem with Christmas and Easter. Resident advisers at the public university were told to avoid using words like Christmas or Easter because they are not inclusive holidays.
“Love them, very creative,” she initially responded. “One thing I do want to let you keep in mind – inclusive excellence is a part of our creed so we can’t assume that all of our residents celebrate Easter so when you were actually talking about Easter eggs, I’m like, ‘like what Marvel has, like Easter eggs in a movie or something, or in a video game?’ So, I thought something along those lines,” a leader said in a video conference.
Instead, Western Carolina wants students to use phrases like happy holidays — to you know — be more inclusive.
“But you can do – or a scavenger hunt – you can hide things in the building. So, even during the holidays, we can’t say Christmas or specific to one religious holiday. We always say ‘happy holidays’ just because we have to be inclusive here at Western.”
Young America’s Foundation first reported on the incident — and it’s not the first time a taxpayer funded school has been caught cracking down on holidays commemorating the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
It sounds like Western Carolina has become the Berkeley of the South.
The university defended the policy – saying it had not banned the words – they just don’t want students using the words. Again – for the sake of diversity and inclusion.
So what about Ramadan and Kwanzaa — are they supposed to be inclusive holidays as well? Or does Western Carolina have a policy regarding strictly Christian holidays?
I think we all know the answer to that question.