A plan to water down Christmas festivities in the city of Perth has been met with understandable anger and fury after the council announced it wanted to broaden its Christmas festivities to appeal to more non-Christians.
Daily Mail A document titled “Cultural Development Plan” includes a promise to deliver “a Christmas\New Year-season experience that is representative and inclusive of Perth’s multi-cultural community”.
The document quotes the percentages of Christian and non-Christian ratepayers.
Chief Commissioner Andrew Hammond said the council’s current holiday-season celebrations did not acknowledge or create a sense of belonging for non-Christians.
‘We’re not about to change Christmas celebrations. We’re just taking a common sense approach that about 50 per cent of people are Christians and about 50 per cent are not,’ he told 9news.
Islamic cleric says that “saying Merry Christmas is worse than fornication, drinking alcohol, and murder.”