YMCA Axes Santa In Favor of Frosty

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The economy not be the only reason for layoffs, and no one is immune to the old “heave-ho”. Santa Claus has been axed by the West Village YMCA, and Frosty the Snowman will be taking his place at the annual luncheon. Say it ain’t so!

Yes Virginia, Frosty and a penguin will at the YMCA luncheon instead of Santa. John Rappaport, the executive director of the McBurney YMCA denies Santa was replaced, though. He says it was “transitioning”. Others of the Young Men’s Christian Association say they are in the midst of re-branding.

They can call it what they want, but Bill Donohue of the Catholic League is livid. Quoted in a CNN article, Mr. Donohue said, “We’re not talking about some secular organization that has no religious roots. If they can’t celebrate Christmas, then they should check out. What a bunch of cowards.”

The YMCA was founded to promote “Christian” values, and it seems that now even Old Saint Nick is found offensive by some. Rappaport dodges this theory by claiming that Frosty would appeal to a broader number of kids. Really? Does Frosty even have a sleigh?

Mr. Rappaport and the YMCA might prefer Frosty the Snowman and a penguin over Santa and his elves, but they may as well have chosen the Grinch.

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