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Harebrained offense

Just in case you thought the chasing of religion away from public spaces had gotten as silly as it possibly could:

So long, Easter Bunny.

A toy rabbit decorating the entrance of the St. Paul City Council offices went hop-hop-hoppin' on down the bunny trail Wednesday after the city's human rights director said non-Christians might be offended by it.

The decorations — including the stuffed rabbit, Easter eggs and a handcrafted sign saying "Happy Easter," but nothing depicting the biblical account of Christ's death and resurrection — were put up this week in the office of the City Council by a council secretary.

City Council Member Dave Thune makes the mistake of lapsing into logic where none is called for or desired: "I absolutely wonder how colored eggs and bunnies and chickens are Christian," Thune said. "I'm a little puzzled how people can be offended." Silly man -- "being offended" is the new American pastime.

Posted in: Religion


Fri, 03/24/2006 - 6:20am

I think the Easter Bunny and his/her eggs are offensive to everybody who isn't a member of a fertility cult.

Bob G.
Fri, 03/24/2006 - 6:27am

That gives me pause for concern over the traditional White House "Easter Egg Hunt".

Peta will probably stage a protest at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave simply BECAUSE those eggs were SCALDED (when hard boiled).

Where DOES the inaneness end?

Bob G.

Fri, 03/24/2006 - 7:08am

They need to change the name of their city. And probaby most of their names too.


Tim Zank
Fri, 03/24/2006 - 8:14am

Thank ________(insert your preferred supreme being here) that St. Paul has a human rights director who is keenly aware of the dangers of the Easter Bunny display. Can you imagine the consequences should this display be allowed to continue? Think of the throngs of Non-Christians permanently damaged by having to witness the Easter Bunny each and every year for a few days. Oh the humanity......
On the brighter side though, the human rights director is probably a staunch advocate of same sex Rabbit marriage.

Fri, 03/24/2006 - 11:15am

It simply doesn't end, does it. Every time one thinks someone can't come up with something even nuttier, someone does. Do the "Correctness at all costs" crowd ever think of those they're offending with their inanity?