CHRISTMAS IN THE WORKPLACE

Catalyst January/February Issue 2009

The anti-Christmas Czars were busy in the workplace again this past Christmas season. Here are a few examples:

Cindy Wigglesworth, founder of Conscious Pursuits, said Christmas represents a “challenge” to employers. The “challenge” is how to have “an enthused workforce and be faith-friendly and faith-neutral and not violate any laws.” She didn’t say what laws might be violated. “We’d much rather bring your child to work than bring your faith to work,” she said, “We have not had a safe way to talk about faith.”

Dawn Frazier-Bohnert works at a global consulting firm, and she advised employers not to hold Christmas parties—but “year-end” bashes, instead. She recommended “vegetarian alternatives” and to “be conscious that serving alcohol at parties might make some employees uncomfortable.”

Simma Lieberman specializes in “Diversity and Inclusion,” and it showed: she wanted employers to celebrate Diwali, along with non-Hindu holidays. But, she cautioned, “Make sure your holiday party isn’t a Christmas party in disguise.”

Sondra Thiederman is another “Diversity” expert, and she warned against Christmas decorations, recommending instead “flowers, balloons, candles and snowflakes.” She also counseled against Christmas songs, suggesting “historical music, the big bands and the sounds of the ‘40s.”

So this is what our troops are defending in Iraq—the right of anti-Christmas Czars to promote thought control in America.


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