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.Exactly! These zealots are taking the fun out of traditions children have enjoyed for centuries. As my favorite Detroit News blogger Libby Spencer said:
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.”
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.