It's spreading all over the world, it seems!
This story is from the U.K. and it clearly shows what can happen if the inmates are allowed to run the asylum! This whole power thing is so out of control, it's not even funny! In fact, I'd even say it's sad! It's very sad...and it has to STOP!
This story was lurking over at the Daily Mail in the U.K. and I thought you all should see it!
Gingerbread 'person', the PC pudding: Now even biscuits can't escape the politically correct brigadeBy Liz Hull
Last updated at 1:53 PM on 13th November 2010
Gingerbread biscuits have been stripped of their gender by the politically correct Lancashire council
In the nursery rhyme, the Gingerbread Man fled from the clutches of an old woman and her husband. But now he has been cornered by an even more unforgiving foe – political correctness.
Council bureaucrats have stripped gingerbread men of their gender and renamed them gingerbread ‘persons’ on menus for 400 primary schools. Parents in Lancashire were astonished when they discovered the change.
‘It is absolutely ridiculous,’ one mother said. ‘Someone has obviously taken the effort to change this and it is almost offensive. ‘I am all for anti-discrimination but this is a pudding. The gingerbread man is a character from a rhyme in a book, for goodness sake.’
Laura Midgley, of the Campaign Against Political Correctness, added: ‘It is totally ridiculous political correctness, nobody wants to talk about gingerbread people. They are what they are.
‘It is not just an innocent mistake. Whoever did it, I hope they will think long and hard about it.
‘If these sorts of things go unchallenged, they become the norm.’
The wording went out on the new autumn-winter weekly menu provided by the Lancashire School Meals Service. Preston MP Mark Hendrick described the change as ‘daft’.
The outcry has since forced officials into an embarrassing U-turn. They now claim renaming the biscuits was a mistake and that their gender will be reinstated as soon as possible. Last night a spokesman for Lancashire County Council confirmed the gingerbread man would be back on school menus after Christmas.
It is not the first time the gingerbread man’s gender has come under threat from the PC brigade. In 2006 branches of Bakers Oven in the West Midlands changed the name of gingerbread men to gingerbread persons, but reversed the decision after opposition from the public.
It follows a series of similar decisions by councils nationwide, including the renaming of school dinner favourite Spotted Dick to Spotted Richard last year by officials in North Wales.
They said they were fed up with customers’ childish sniggering.
Now here's a friendly warning for the PTB! When you start trying to brainwash our kids and teach them false history and faulty doctrine...you're treading on thin ice!
When you try and pass and enforce silly and obscene laws and rules that favor the unjust...you're really pushing the envelope!
But when you start messing with our beloved traditional Gingerbread Men...you have crossed the line! Time to back up and regroup, Bozo! Now you have finally found a cause that could awaken legions that, up until now, have sat quietly by and and allowed themselves and their lives to be continuously violated!
LONG LIVE THE GINGERBREAD MEN!
Sorry about that! Sometimes I get carried away! Old traditional habits are hard to let go of!
Now, my friends, let's get some fresh coffee and sit in the kitchen for a bit! We can discuss some other traditions of the upcoming season, OK?