A major charity group incurred the wrath of British Prime Minister Theresa May after it removed the word “Easter” from its annual egg hunt.
May lashed out at The National Trust, a charity that works to preserve Britain’s historic sites, contending that she can’t conceive of what they are thinking.
The charity hosts a yearly Easter egg hunt in which thousands of children search for chocolate eggs at many of its property sites. The event has now been rebranded to remove the Christian reference to Easter.
The egg hunt is sponsored by the chocolate company Cadbury which claims that it had dropped “Easter” in order to appeal to non-Christians.
“We invite people from all faiths and none to enjoy our seasonal treats.”
May told ITV News, “I’m not just a vicar’s daughter … I’m a member of the National Trust as well. I think the stance they’ve taken is absolutely ridiculous and I don’t know what they’re thinking about.”
“Easter’s very important. It’s important to me. It’s a very important festival for the Christian faith for millions across the world. So, I think what the National Trust is doing is, frankly, just ridiculous.”
The Archbishop of York lambasted Cadbury company, as well.
“If people visited Birmingham today, in the Cadbury world, they will discover how [John] Cadbury’s Christian faith influenced his industrial output,” the archbishop said. “He built houses for all his workers, he built a church, he made provision for schools, etcetera. It is obvious that for him, Jesus and justice were two sides of the one coin. To drop Easter from Cadbury’s Easter egg hunt, in my book, is tantamount to spitting on the grave of Cadbury.”
Christianity continues to be pushed out of British public life due to a rise in ignorance about the country’s traditional faith.
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