|Ashu has earned the epitaph Saskatoon Grinch.|
The Center for Inquiry Canada just released a statement concerning this whole affair. You can find coverage of this over at Canadian Atheist.
From what I read, they always prefer a cooperative approach (read: no gratuitous complaints to human rights commissions). This is pretty much my point of view that I relayed in my last post.
However, like me in my post yesterday, the CFI also seems to notice that the city's reaction (or lack thereof) suggests a definite preference to the Christian religion - which is worth discussing.
Saskatoon Mayor Don Atchison has been uninterested in following up on any attempts at a conversation and instead this week argued that Saskatoon was founded as a Christian city and is currently a faith based community. Given the Mayor’s own response, perhaps the debate about “Merry Christmas,” trivial though it may at first have seemed, now provides a much needed opportunity for a bigger picture conversation about what role religion did historically play – and should continue to play – in the public square of our society.Well now the usual suspects have begun the counterattack so to speak.
No support for Saskatchewan man who wants 'Merry Christmas' off buses
A local man who has vowed to continue fighting to get "Merry Christmas" off city transit signs isn't getting much support -- not even from people he says he represents.
Non-Christian religious groups and secularist groups say they don't agree with Ashu Solo.Here's a couple of SunNews talking heads - neither of whom I would ever invite to dinner party - bashing Ashu Solo.