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    Posted: 27 December 2008 at 7:16am

"I hold my core Christian values to a high standard and I absolutely refuse to give in on the basis of values. All I wanted was to be able to say 'Merry Christmas' or to acknowledge no holidays," she said Tuesday. "As a Christian, I don't recognize any other holidays."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081226/ap_on_re_us/happy_holidays_firing

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Originally posted by abuayisha abuayisha wrote:

"I hold my core Christian values to a high standard and I absolutely refuse to give in on the basis of values. All I wanted was to be able to say 'Merry Christmas' or to acknowledge no holidays," she said Tuesday. "As a Christian, I don't recognize any other holidays."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081226/ap_on_re_us/happy_holidays_firing

 
I think people should be allowed to say Merry Christmas at their place of employment. Along with Eid Mubarek, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Lohri and the other 10,000 Hindu holidays, Happy Visakah Puja, etc.....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote nothing Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 December 2008 at 1:26pm
It seems this story has some missing dots in between. She was fired in December 10 in that article. A bit too early don't you think, or did I misunderstood this?
 
"We are a Christian company and we celebrate Christmas," said Andy Phillips, the company's president.
 
Thomas is "a disgruntled employee," presenting a one-sided version of what happened when she was fired Dec. 10, Phillips said.
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"I think people should be allowed to say Merry Christmas at their place of employment."
 
I agree.  What's the big deal - especially in America.
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I agree , this "happy holidays" pc nonsense is getting to me. Just because a muslim or a jew or a hindu doesn't celebrate christmas doesnt mean that the whole world has to pretend its not christmas.
 
I say merry christmas to my friends
 
My friends say Eid Mubarak to me on Eid. 
 
Now that my firends is tolerance and acceptance :)


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"I agree.  What's the big deal - especially in America."
 

I dont know if this was a joke or a sincere replay, but as Shasta mentioned, there are many holidays that many different cultures celebrate many of whom reside in the U.S. To be fair not to offend others in a place of work people ought to be neutral.

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I agree , this "happy holidays" pc nonsense is getting to me. Just because a muslim or a jew or a hindu doesn't celebrate christmas doesnt mean that the whole world has to pretend its not christmas.
 

Its not about pretending its about being correct, whether its political or not. Fine. I will give you that perhaps 85% of Americans celebrate Christmas (if that is a correct figure), but that doesnt mean the other 15% does not exist and must succumb to the majorities wishes. Christmas is historically a religious holiday. In America, it seems it has become socially acceptable because its associated with materialisim and commercialization. What you do is fine but there are Jews and there are Hindus and others who do not celebrate that holiday. You not acknowledging that is not cultural pluralism, its called ignorance not tolerance or acceptance.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hayfa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 December 2008 at 6:18pm
I suspect there is something else going on. I really doubt this would happen in Florida no less.. sorry something else is going on...
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