Thursday, November 17, 2011

S.C. Cancer Center Bans Christmas To Its Christian Patients

November 16, 2011, in the News, a medical organization had tried its best to deny their Christian patients any sort of Christian symbols during the Christmas season.  In fact, yes, these guys actually tried eliminating Santa Claus from visiting children who are patients during Christmas. 

If you think that I'm telling you some sick joke, please understand that this is no way a joke. 

In fact it is happening all over America.  And this time, yes, its a South Carolina Cancer Center who tried to give Santa Claus the boot.  But, thankfully to an uproar by patients there, the Cancer Center has reversed its decision and Santa can come in during Christmas.

I'm sure he won't be welcome, but he can show up.  And why do I say Santa won't be welcomed?  Well, it is because the Cancer Center has placed a ban on any and all Christmas decorations that are Christian in nature.  Yes, that includes a Nativity!

Imagine this for a minute, The Hollings Cancer Center in Charleston, South Carolina has successfully stirred up a hornet's nest of trouble for itself by first telling one of its volunteers that he he would not be allowed to dress up as Santa Claus, then they ban all religious decorations that celebrates the reason for the Christmas season.

Why are they denying their patients the availability of celebrating Christmas while fighting cancer?  Are these folks just another group of insensitive liberals, or are they just another group of Atheist who would like to rid America of our Christian roots? 

A spokeswoman for The Hollings Cancer Center said that because of their affiliation with the State of South Carolina that they decided not to have a Santa at their facility.  And yes, they said that they supposedly had also gotten some complaints from patients - who were not Christians.

"A volunteer had dressed up as Santa and some folks complained that they felt excluded – or that their beliefs didn’t line up with this,” Hollings spokeswoman Vicky Agnew said.  “In an effort to honor as many of the cultural and ethnic beliefs that we see here in South Carolina, we thought we would downplay a Santa presence this year."

Their Santa ban lasted about two days – on Wednesday – they reversed course.

"Perhaps we stumbled here,” Vicky Agnew said. “We are very well aware that Santa is not a religious figure, but we are a state institution and we wanted to tone down the overt commercial and any religious aspects to it."

But there's more, the hospital released another statement saying there was a “passionate response” from the public and patients after The Post and Courier ran a story about Santa’s firing.  That's when they realised that they just hurt their business.

The hospital now says it will allow holiday traditions of all faiths because of "the emotional benefits they provide for patients."  Well, no kidding!

Frank Cloyes, the volunteer who played Old Saint Nick, told the Post and Courier newspaper that kids love the character.  "Santa is a tradition and everyone loves him," he told the newspaper.  He couldn't help but wonder where "political correctness and over-regulation will end."

And that is a big part of this, this is Political Correctness gone nuts!  Political Correctness only got slapped down after the hospital received a back-lash for its PC decision.

I mean, is the State of South Carolina anti-Christian?  I don't believe it is.  Is it possible that a business can be affiliated with a state contractually, and yet retain its own identity?  I sure hope so! 

Do all Americans have to bow to the wishes of the State and Federal Government because of this "Political Correctness" thing that America is experiencing these days?  The liberal left in America would love to see that happen.

And yes, they are certainly trying to instill it into our daily life.  Of course with every time they try to push it on Americans, our people are seeing more and more of what it really is.  It is in fact a horrible, leftist, super-political behavior called "Political Correctness" and it is trying to enslave Americans to do just that - bow to Big Brother and the Liberal Left.

In Communist countries, they have Re-Education Camps to teach their people how to act, how to think, and how to speak.  And yes, knowing what to say is very important in a society that can penalize you for saying the "wrong" thing.   And yes, "wrong" is all up to what their government says is "Wrong!" 

Their government requires their people to do these things or be penalized for their lack of cooperation.  Their penalties can range from fines, time in prison, a return to a Re-Education Camp, to possibly being exiled to work camps set aside for people who want to be free to think, and act, and say as they please.  Communism has no freedom.  It enslaves to survive.

The terrible fact that should not be ignored is that "Politically Correct" actually originated in the Communist World as part of their doctrine of how to control their subjects.  Yes, that right!  Not "citizens," but "subjects."   

These days "Political Correctness" is a virus that plagues America because the Left wants to inject it into our everyday life.  If it is Big Brother telling Americans how to act, how to think, and how to speak - then when is enough enough and we say "No More!"

Sure there have been times when my mother reprimanded me by saying, "Tom, watch what you say. You don't want to offend people."  But that was a mother's way of teaching her son common courtesy to others. 

And yes, there is a vast difference between a mother or dad trying to teach the differences of right and wrong to their children  - and the State or Federal Government demanding that you speak or act or think in a certain manner. 

So the question is still the same, does a State affiliation mean that your business has to follow the doctrine of the State?  If that's so, well then - we're in trouble.

The Hollings Cancer Center in Charleston, South Carolina is finding out what happens when you go with what is PC.  Of course they also found out that some truths don't change no matter how hard the liberal atheist would like it to.  The truth is that faith has emotional benefits that can't be measured.  It's something that the liberals may never understand.

Political Correctness feeds the anti-Christian movement in America.  It goes against all that America stands for.  Political Correctness was started by the Communist to attain "Government Control" of its subjects.  In America, it is liberalism running wild - bold with power.

That's how I see it!

Story by Tom Correa

1 comment:

  1. Excellently written. I sent an email of complaint to the PR person at the Institute before I read your blog post, and it turned out that we expressed some of the same sentiments. I received a prompt response back from the representative who assured me that Santa came and "all is well".


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