Friday, November 28, 2008

[christmas banned] here we go yet again

Sorry to get so MSM this morning but just caught this one. A group of girl guides has been banned from singing carols ... wait for it ... for health and safety reasons!

The girls, who range from children aged five to teenagers, have sung for pensioners and disabled people at a late night Christmas shopping event at the Marlowes centre in Hemel Hempstead, Herts for more than 20 years.

But the centre's managers have not invited the group of more than 100 members of the Rainbows, Brownies and Guides back this year because they fear they will obstruct fire escape routes.

Fearful of obstructing the fire escapes or fearful that the Christian message of hope and good cheer would be brought to an uneasy and financially suffering population? Fearful that people might want to actually enjoy themselves and that pensioners especially hold to the old traditions and heritage of this land? Plus youth.

And does the centre have no area for such things as concerts? It did for 19 years. And are there no such things as those bank type pillars and cloth barricades to keep people away from fire exits?

Could that not have been done?

1 comment:

CherryPie said...

I does seem and odd decision. When I was at school we used to do that. We attracted quite a crowd but the gangways were kept clear.