It’s funny how symbols of the secularization of Christian holidays — Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny — that some Christians have regarded with a certain distaste for many years, are now regarded as patently and overtly Christian in a way that simply cannot accord with modern sensibilities.
From AP, with thanks to Hutchrun:
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A small Easter display was removed from the City Hall lobby on Wednesday out of concern that it would offend non-Christians.
That means You Know Who.
The display – a cloth Easter bunny, 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?”