Posts Tagged ‘political correctness’

The racism behind NZ’s inaction in the Pacific

Monday, September 21st, 2020
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In April 2018, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addressed the Paris Institute of Political Studies to talk about the impacts of climate change in the Pacific Islands and said: “We are a Pacific nation … New Zealand does not simply sit in the Pacific. We are the Pacific too, and we are doing our best to Read more

Political correctness nearly kills Christmas

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Political correctness could have made Christmas disappear from general view in Britain. No more office parties. Someone might be offended. Over recent years “politically correct” (PC) nervousness has seen the word “Christmas” disappearing. The season has morphed into “winter holidays” instead. The Christmas festival has been saved being thrown into in the PC archive by Read more

Cardinal reacts to Planned Parenthood Georgetown talk

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

A US cardinal has celebrated a Mass for Life near Jesuit Georgetown University after the institution hosted a lecture from an abortion provider. Cardinal Donald Wuerl celebrated Mass at Epiphany Church in Washington, a few blocks from Georgetown. This was one day after the university hosted a lecture by Cecile Richards, the CEO of Planned Read more

Christmas dinner becomes festive lunch

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

A leading Auckland migrant settlement agency is avoiding the word Christmas and will instead be talking about “happy holidays” and “season’s greetings”. The Auckland Regional Migrant Services (Arms) says it has taken the move so non-Christians and those who do not celebrate Christmas do not feel excluded. To be multiculturally sensitive, instead of calling its Read more

Pope Francis not “politically correct”

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

“Pope Francis is not a politically-correct pope,” rather, he is “a loyal son of the church” who presents the hard truths with a heavy dose of mercy, said Greg Burke, senior communications adviser to the Vatican’s Secretariat of State. He said Pope Francis clearly knows how to communicate and his effectiveness comes from his authenticity. Read more

BBC charged with political correctness in dropping AD and BC

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

The BBC has been accused of ‘absurd political correctness’ after dropping the terms BC and AD in case they offend non-Christians.

The Corporation has replaced the familiar Anno Domini (the year of Our Lord) and Before Christ with the obscure terms Common Era and Before Common Era.

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