Headline: ‘Nativity’ Booted From Ill. Holiday Fair
A public Christmas festival is no place for the Christmas story, the city says. Officials have asked organizers of a downtown Christmas festival, the German Christkindlmarket, to reconsider using a movie studio as a sponsor because it is worried ads for its film “The Nativity Story” might offend non-Christians.
The rationale? Jim Law explains: “Our guidance was that this very prominently placed advertisement would not only be insensitive to the many people of different faiths who come to enjoy the market for its food and unique gifts, but also it would be contrary to acceptable advertising standards suggested to the many festivals holding events on Daley Plaza,”
This has to be the quote of the week spoken by Christina Kounelias, “One would assume that if (people) were to go to Christkindlmarket, they’d know it is about Christmas“