I’ve never been to Bloomington and don’t plan to go there in the future.
And you PC warriors can try to rename a Christian holiday all you want. Won’t change the truth, much as ‘ya try…
From Daily Mail: An Indiana city has renamed two holidays in a bid to be more culturally sensitive.
Columbus Day and Good Friday will now be known as Fall and Spring Holiday in Bloomington, the Bloomington Herald-Times reports.
Mayor John Hamilton (contact him at the link), who made the change on Friday, said the politically correct names will make the two holidays more inclusive in a memo to city employees.‘We are terrifically proud of our diverse workforce at the city,’ Hamilton wrote. ‘That diversity makes us stronger and more representative of the public we proudly serve. These updated names for two days of well-merited time off is another way we can demonstrate our commitment to inclusivity.’
All city employees receive paid time off for Columbus Day, a federal holiday, and Good Friday, which isn’t. Good Friday is observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday by many Christians as the day Jesus was crucified. Columbus Day celebrates the arrival of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus to the Americas on October 12, 1492.
However, the celebration has come under fire by critics who say the discovery of the Americas by European colonizers led to centuries of oppression for Native Americans.
Residents of Bloomington – which has a population of 82,575 – are likely to welcome the move as the city and surrounding Monroe County is overwhelmingly liberal, due in part to the presence of Indiana University. Monroe County gave Hillary Clinton 58.6 per cent of the vote in the recent presidential election – and almost 14,000 votes more than Donald Trump.