If you can believe it – Obama has “equal opportunity” stasi monitoring military meetings now, to instruct personnel not to utter offensive words like “Christmas” publicly.
Via Gateway Pundit, Todd Starnes at FOX News reported that a group of soldiers at Camp Shelby were ordered by an equal opportunity officer from the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, not to say “Christmas.”
It’s unbelievable that the Army would ban ‘Christmas’ like it’s a bad word,” said Michael Berry, an attorney with the Liberty Institute, a legal firm representing the unidentified soldier.
Two weeks ago, a routine meeting was held at the Mississippi base with various leaders of the 158th Infantry Brigade. During the meeting, they discussed an upcoming Christmas football tournament. The equal opportunity officer immediately objected to the usage of the word “Christmas.”
“Our equal opportunity representative stopped the briefing and told us that we can’t say Christmas,” the soldier told me. “Almost the entire room blew up. Everybody was frustrated. The equal opportunity rep told our commander that not everyone celebrates Christmas and we couldn’t say Christmas celebration. It had to be holiday celebration.”
The soldier said there was a brief, but heated discussion about political correctness. At one point, the equal opportunity representative tried to deflect the criticism by pointing out it was the Army’s rules – not hers.
“She said an individual can say Christmas, but as an organization in the Army you can’t say Christmas,” the soldier told me.
So what does the Army have to say about the DEOMI officer’s edict?
“There is no policy at the 158th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East or First Army that forbids using the word ‘Christmas’,” Public Affairs Chief Amanda Glenn told me.
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Now, for your CHRISTMAS enjoyment, here is the the U.S. Army All-Brass Big Band playing Christmas songs and carols: A Stan Kenton Christmas: