Univ. of Minnesota: Santa, Christmas trees and nativity scenes not appropriate for Christmas

Over the weekend, Fox News reported that the University of Minnesota has declared that Santa Claus, Christmas trees and nativity scenes, along with the colors red and green are examples of inappropriate “religious iconography” during the Christmas holiday season.

The school also said that menorahs and the colors blue and white are inappropriate for  Hanukkah.

“Consider neutral-themed parties such as a ‘winter celebration,’” the school handout read. “Decorations, music, and food should be general and not specific to any one religion.”

Even gifts that are wrapped made the school’s list.

According to Fox:

It was part of a Dean’s Dialogues “Religious Diversity and Holidays” event within the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences earlier this month, and was first reported on by the Intellectual Takeout.

“Our religious/spiritual beliefs and practices can play a key role in our identity but can be ‘off limits’ for discussion especially in public spaces,” part of the



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