YMCA Upsets Members by Failing to Say Christmas

North Carolina members of the YMCA are upset by a fund raising email asking for support of the poor during the holiday season. The email encouraged them to select a name from the holiday tree and make a holiday donation.

Mary Vaca, who attends church at the Morrison YMCA in Ballantyne, was offended by a recent email from the Y asking her to help the needy this Christmas, but the word Christmas was never mentioned.

“I didn’t think a day would come, when a Christian group would fall to the political correctness pressure,” said Vaca.

Vaca was shocked at the absence of the word Christmas, especially the holiday tree remark.

As she puts it, dismissing the masses to prevent offending the few.

“They do not have a problem offending those of us who are Christians by calling something what it is not,” said Vaca.

Morrison Y Director Laura Smith said the holiday tree phrase is not about fear of offending non-Christians.

“It takes place and starts before Thanksgiving, goes past Christmas, so we named it holiday because it goes through multiple holidays,” she said.

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