Saturday, April 03, 2010

Davenport, Iowa Renames Good Friday 'Spring Holiday'

ABC News reports: "The city of Davenport, Iowa removed Good Friday from its municipal calendar last week, setting off a storm of complaints from Christians and union members whose contracts give them that day off.

Taking a recommendation by the Davenport Civil Rights Commission to change the holiday's name to something more 'ecumenical' (?), City Administrator Craig Malin sent a memo to municipal employees announcing Good Friday would officially be known as 'Spring Holiday.'

"My phone has been ringing off the hook since Saturday," said city council alderman Bill Edmond. "People are genuinely upset because this is nothing but political correctness run amok."
Edmond said the city administrator made the change unilaterally and did not bring it to the council for a vote, a requirement for a change in policy."

Note: Because of all the complaints, the city council has reversed its decision.

That's bad news turned to good.

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