Cancer Center bans all Christian symbols of Christmas
"No Nativity scenes" - Hollings Cancer Center spokeswoman Vicky Agnew.
November 17, 2011
A South Carolina cancer center that gave Santa Claus the boot has reversed its decision, but said they will ban any Christmas decorations that are religious in nature - including the Nativity.
The Hollings Cancer Center in Charleston, SC, created a firestorm of yuletide controversy after they told a volunteer that he would not be allowed to dress up as Santa Claus, according to FoxNews.
Their Santa ban lasted about two days before they reversed course.
"Perhaps we stumbled here," Hollings spokeswoman 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."
Did you catch that? A cancer treatment center wants to "tone down" any religious aspects of Christmas!
So Santa gets a reprieve - but religious-themed Christmas decorations do not.
"That still stands," Agnew said. "We've got a diverse population here and a lot of folks celebrate the season differently – or don't celebrate it."
Hollings will not allow any religious symbols - at all.
"No Nativity scenes," Agnew said.
Contact Hollings Cancer Center director, Dr. Andrew Kraft, and urge him to reverse the center's anti-Christmas, anti-Christian policy banning religious symbols, especially during the Christmas season.
||Contact Hollings Cancer Center director, Dr. Andrew Kraft now!