Michael Thompson would like to clarify something very important
“I love Christmas. Don’t anybody think for a moment that Thompson doesn’t love Christmas. I do.”
That was Toronto councillor Michael Thompson, as quoted by the Toronto Star yesterday, both speaking in the third person and expressing his love for the (allegedly) most wonderful day of the year in the same sentence. His words came in response to his earlier statements that the city should considering cutting—or at least outsourcing—Toronto’s Christmas Bureau after the much-ballyhooed KMPG audit identified its programs as expendable. In case it wasn’t clear, he wanted to make sure everybody knew how much he really does still love Christmas.
Of course, the fact that both the Toronto Star and the Toronto Sun ran stories on this (hats off to the Sun for sneaking in a pair of Grinch references) suggests that the city should not, in fact, be in the business of funding Christmas (that’s what Coca-Cola is for, duh). However, despite the Sun’s sensational headline, we’re pretty sure Thompson doesn’t actually want to act like Alan Rickman in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and cancel Christmas.
• Funding for Christmas program targeted by Ford ally [Toronto Star]
• Toronto council considers cancelling Xmas [Toronto Sun]
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Considering no one says Happy Christmas in this city and the Nativity Plays are more or less banned from schools (although we celebrate everything else) I am not sure what this article is about
The self declared “Christian” Thompson isn’t against Christmas per se. He is just against Christmas for the poor and disadvantaged. The reason Toronto has a Chistmas Bureau is simply to assist with the annual distribution of gifts to those who would otherwise not have any, from THE REST OF US WHO DONATE THESE GIFTS in such admirable numbers every year. We as individuals don’t know who the poor are. The Star doesn’t, nor does the Sun , nor the Firefighters, nor any of the other donation accepting agencies that participate through the Christmas Bureau. The Christmas Bureau simply uses the City’s existing resources to distribute joy to those who have little. Thonpson may call himself a Christian, but he does not walk the walk.
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