UK Bureaucrats were pressured into removing the use of the word “Christmas” over concerns that it might be offensive to the minorities,
Civil servants wanted to use the word as part of a COVID-19 test drive aimed at students that was originally called “Don’t take COVID home for Christmas.”
However, the phrasing was dismissed after bosses worried it would upset non-Christians. An email seen by one news source read “We have been advised by Cabinet Office that we should not use the word Christmas, as the Government campaign needs to be inclusive and some religions don’t celebrate Christmas,” Another official pointed out that calling Christmas “holidays” was an “Americanism.”
Conservative MP Saqib Bhatti rubbished the idea that the government should be pandering to people who are so easily offended. Bhatti said that As a Muslim, he found it ridiculous not to enjoy this special time of year. He said that he was looking forward to showing his new son his first Christmas tree. He further added that the idea that you can’t mention Christmas is completely ridiculous.