Amen, Brother Bill! Maybe someone needs to remind the YMCA what their initials stand for: Young Men's CHRISTIAN Association.New York City YMCA Gives Santa The Boot
He's a lost Claus.
A politically correct West Village YMCA has fired Ol' St. Nick in favor of Frosty.
Kids who once thrilled at sitting on Santa's lap at the 14th Street McBurney YMCA's wildly popular annual holiday luncheon will now suffer the icy embrace of a talking snowman and his sidekick, an anonymous penguin, at today's event.
Forget about bringing a list or checking it twice -- Frosty doesn't take gift requests, and doesn't care if you're naughty or nice. YMCA officials, who say they are in the midst of "rebranding" the Young Men's Christian Association to "The Y," defended their decision.
"It wasn't replacing; it was transitioning," said John Rappaport, executive director of the McBurney YMCA. "We realized that change is sometimes good, and that Frosty is a great winter character who would appeal to a broader number of kids."
The decision to ditch Father Christmas came down from McBurney branch administration, not the Y's Chicago headquarters.
A chilly reception greeted the news that the YMCA -- an organization founded to spread Christian values in 1844 -- was replacing the Christmas icon with a secular cartoon character.
"Christmas is not about Jack Frost; it's not about snowmen," fumed Bill Donohue of the Catholic League."We're not talking about some secular organization that has no religious roots. If they can't celebrate Christmas, then they should check out. What a bunch of cowards."
I don't know about your local Y, but mine has wonderful banners everywhere with the Y's mission statement, which includes teaching and living out Christian principles. And the New York City Y then turns around and bans Santa Claus?!? (I wonder if they've also banned the banners my Y posts boldly and proudly about the place.) This is a family organization, and Santa is a major family event ... and GUEST in every home! What brainwashed, politically-correctness-fettered idiots.
Maybe I should complain about "men" being in the name ... I feel alienated as a woman ... waaaaaaaahhhh!!! (Of course, there is a YWCA ... which I would never bother joining, because I do NOT feel alienated ... only if I choose to so feel ... I love my Y .... let's hope my local branch keeps its wits about them.)
This PC crap has gone too far!!!!!!