DIVERSITY DESPOTS GUT CHRISTMAS IN THE OFFICE
Catholic League president William Donohue spoke today on the way diversity specialists in the corporate world are responding to Christmas:
“The Diversity Despots are once again seeking to gut Christmas from the workplace. Fraser Nelson, executive director of the Disability Law Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, is against any religious holiday in the workplace. Nelson, who is Jewish, says she is ‘personally offended’ when she sees a Christmas tree in the rotunda of the Utah State Capitol. Ergo, she censors Christmas for her employees.
“Susan Dunn is known as an internationally recognized Emotional Intelligence Coach. Though we have no idea what this is, what matters is that she warns against linking December with Christmas, counseling not to forget about Bodhi Day (for those with a low Multicultural IQ, this is a Buddhist holiday, a.k.a. Rohatsu). She also advises that in a true multicultural holiday party, employees should be encouraged to bring various ethnic foods: ‘But remember,’ she wisely observes, ‘it’s counterproductive to ask the Hungarian to bring goulash, etc.’
“Myrna Marofsky is perhaps the nation’s foremost Diversity Despot. She runs ProGroup, a diversity firm in Minneapolis. Like the ADL, she speaks of the ‘December Dilemma.’ Having herself created the dilemma for the rest of us, she is ever so kind to fix it for us. ‘Consider scheduling celebrations or sending cards before or after the holiday season,’ she says. She adds that ‘Santa Claus can be surprisingly divisive,’ and suggests that employers ‘invite a magician instead.’ The recommended tune to sing is ‘Frosty the Snowman.’ Why? ‘There’s a lot of nice Christmas songs that don’t have anything to do with Baby Jesus.’ So that’s what this is all about—censoring Jesus. Her honesty is much appreciated.
“We’re thinking about sending Marofsky a Happy Hanukkah card, but not until the Fourth of July. For a Hanukkah treat, we’ll send her some corned beef and cabbage, with a side of meatballs and spaghetti. And for holiday music, we’ll send her a CD by Marilyn Manson.”