quarta-feira, dezembro 07, 2005
- No mês de Dezembro, em Oxford festeja-se o Natal, feriado que tem a sua origem no nascimento de Cristo:
OXFORD ? Town councillors have put the Christ back into Christmas by decreeing that no other name be used to describe the holiday season within Oxford?s boundaries.
The councillors unanimously passed a motion Monday contending that "the holiday originated from the birth of Jesus Christ."
They also voted to make the entire month of December the Christmas season and called on Mayor Lloyd Jenkins to make the proclamation as soon as possible.
Deputy Mayor Leonard Allen said he made the motion because of recent news stories indicating that cities and towns were removing the word Christmas from the holiday season in the name of political correctness.
A row has broken out after a teenager was banned from wearing a crucifix at a school where Sikhs can carry ceremonial daggers.
Sam Morris, 16, was reportedly sent home from Sinfin Community School, Derby, after she refused to remove a gold cross on a necklace.
She was told wearing a crucifix was not compulsory for Christians, so the necklace breached dress codes.
Other pupils are allowed to wear kirpan daggers and metal bracelets, as they are classed as religious symbols, said the Daily Express
Escrito por Elise às 11:53 da manhã