Political correctness has become so pervasiveness in U.S cultures that soldiers were reportedly forbidden from saying the word “Christmas.” A soldier stationed at Mississippi’s Camp Shelby told Fox News that an officer delivered the shocking news before the holiday to leaders of the 158th Infantry Brigade.
“Our equal opportunity representative stopped the briefing and told us that we can’t say Christmas,” the soldier told Fox News. “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 officer said she was simply abiding by the rules of the Army, but the soldier has since hired a lawyer. “It’s unbelievable that the Army would ban ‘Christmas’ like it’s a bad word,” said Michael Berry, an attorney representing the soldier. “Are they going to have the ‘Merry Christmas’ police going around issuing citations to an soldier who slips and says the word? They’re treating Christmas like it’s pornography. As a matter of fact, the Army actually treats pornography better than it does Christmas.”
However, this isn’t the first time that Equal Opportunity officers have sparked controversy this year at Camp Shelby. Earlier this year, they labeled the American Family Association as a domestic hate group because of their Christian beliefs. “Between the Air Force and the Army, it’s like they don’t like Christian values, they don’t like the word Christ or Christmas,” said the soldier. “They don’t like you talking about it.”