Oh, they’ll be labeled racists and bigots and Islamophobes for their efforts. They’re not behaving as the multiculturalists have dictated, that being: showing great enthusiasm to be the-all-new-inclusive/tolerant-of-other-cultures-Finn. They will be deemed guilty as charged for refusing to applaud while they see their own culture spinning around the drain. KGS
Already 30 000 demand a traditional Christmas in schools
Ilta-Sanomat: Demand for a traditional Christmas at schools has led to small people’s movement in Finland. By Tuesday afternoon more than 30 000 people had signed a petition in favor of kindergartens and schools having a traditional Christmas party. The petition, also favored on Facebook is exceptionally high and it has provoked a lively debate – for and against.
It is about whether the children’s Christmas party can have new songs and program numbers, but also familiar and traditional songs and shows.
Now, especially in the metropolitan area, many schools have abandoned it altogether, including pictures of Christmas angels and hymn-singing. Changes of the times is the justification for the change. In the background are both demands of Finns without religion and the desire that schools ensure that immigrants are not offended.
The opponents to the (TT: traditional Finnish Christmas hymn) “Angel of Heaven” hymn also include a group of Finnish researchers, artists and intellectuals. For example, semiotician Vaula Norrena and rapper Steen1 ( Teemu Lampela ) oppose it vigorously. Norrena declares that I am “shocked,” of the presentation of the hymn.
– The hymn is summarized in the Gospel, if it is not a religious declaration, then what is, Norrena asks.
– It is highly unethical to tell fables to children that are not true, Lampela said.
Ilta-Sanomat has a number of parental contacts, and has opened a petition in favor of a traditional Christmas to get their voices heard. Parents have experienced, that they do not have no channel to express their views.
Allow an old-fashioned Christmas can be sign the petition at the Ilta-Sanomat web site. The Ilta-Sanomat will submit the petition to the Minister of Education.
Petition text can be found here.