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YMCA Replaces Santa Claus With ‘Frosty’

From the New York Post:

West Village YMCA axes Santa Claus for Frosty

By SUSANNAH CAHALAN and CYNTHIA R. FAGEN

December 12, 2010

He’s a lost Claus.

A politically correct West Village YMCA has fired Ol’ St. Nick in favor of Frosty.

Kids who once thrilled at sitting on Santa’s lap at the 14th Street McBurney YMCA’s wildly popular annual holiday luncheon will now suffer the icy embrace of a talking snowman and his sidekick, an anonymous penguin, at today’s event.

Forget about bringing a list or checking it twice — Frosty doesn’t take gift requests, and doesn’t care if you’re naughty or nice.

YMCA officials, who say they are in the midst of "rebranding" the Young Men’s Christian Association to "The Y," defended their decision.

Yes, you wouldn’t want people to think you believed in Christianity or anything.

"It wasn’t replacing; it was transitioning," said John Rappaport, executive director of the McBurney YMCA. "We realized that change is sometimes good, and that Frosty is a great winter character who would appeal to a broader number of kids."

The decision to ditch Father Christmas came down from McBurney branch administration, not the Y’s Chicago headquarters.

A chilly reception greeted the news that the YMCA — an organization founded to spread Christian values in 1844 — was replacing the Christmas icon with a secular cartoon character…

Try replacing Mohammed with a cartoon character sometime, and see where that gets you.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, December 12th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “YMCA Replaces Santa Claus With ‘Frosty’”

  1. Right of the People says:

    Another organization to boycott.

  2. Reality Bytes says:

    “Shrinkage” comes to mind for some reason.

  3. fallingpianos says:

    Is this an implicit admission on the part of “The Y” that man-made global warming is a farce?

  4. P. Aaron says:

    This YMCA is ‘transitioning’ to atheism. Courage!

  5. Liberals Demise says:

    Try this on for size:

    Mohammed the Red Nosed Jihadist.

    Happy El Eid, ya’ll!


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