Friday, March 31, 2006

Oh, Those Wascally Wabbits

The morality police are at it again. Blogger John LaPlante, libertarian-leaning conservative at the Detroit News, brings us the latest controversy about religion and public life:

Is the Easter Bunny an offensive endorsement of Christianity?
In, ahem, Saint Paul, Minnesota, a bureaucrat gone wild has ordered that a sign reading "Happy Easter" be removed from city hall. And that Easter bunny has to go, too. He’s much too dangerous as an expression of the Christian religion.

Perhaps in retaliation, or perhaps just to have some fun, somebody has launched a display of peeps in the city hall. A statue in the building is called "Visions of Peace." With the junk food collection nearby, it is now called "Visions of Peeps."

Maybe it's time for a sit-in: "All we are saying / is give peeps a chance.”
Exactly! These zealots are taking the fun out of traditions children have enjoyed for centuries. As my favorite Detroit News blogger Libby Spencer said:
No one is more concerned about the separation of church and state than I am, but let's leave the Easter Bunny alone. Last I looked there wasn't a Church of the Large Rabbit Bearing Colored Eggs and Chocolate Bunnies.

Set my peep-les free.

9 comments:

thepoetryman said...

These people obviously do not understand the fuzzy little rabbit in the cave of Monty Python fame! :>)

Kvatch said...
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Kvatch said...

Easter? To a heathen such as myself, Easter was just another of the "candy" holidays.

Keep it, I say. Why shouldn't kids get another chance to rot their teeth. Isn't that what being a kid is all about?

His Honor the Mayor said...

I agree completely. First of all, the bunny and candy have as much to do with Easter as Santa does with Christmas. Secondly, the original offending picture was on the wall of a single cubicle of an individual employee at the St. Paul city hall. It was hardly the city's endorsement of Christianity.

Rory Shock said...

these people have no sense of decency nor humor ... arrgh ... what a-holes ... the easter bunny? I'm gonna start me a church of the bunny ...

Rory Shock said...

also, putting you in links now ...

abi said...

Oh no. I love peeps. Have I been duped into participating in a religious ritual all these years?

And another thing. Those Energizer Bunny commericals seem to be played a little more often than usual around Easter-time. Hmmm...

Lew Scannon said...

I don't know, I kind of find that those people who feel the need to spend time and money to decorate whatever for every minor holiday to be mindlessly annoying. On the other hand, it is freedom of expression, I just tend to think of it as freedumb of expression.

Ron Nasty said...

Does this mean Bill O'Reilly's gonna start pissing and moaning about the "War on Easter"?