Today’s college students never cease to amaze.
If you’re not familiar with Campus Reform, it’s a right-leaning news site that focus predominantly on higher education, and very often on the politically-correct culture and climate that permeates college and university campuses today.
In a stunning display captured on video by Campus Reform “operatives,” students at the University of Virginia (UVA), a highly selective school ranked 24th overall by U.S. News & World Report in their most recent evaluation of national universities, can be seen signing a petition that essentially demands the school rid itself of the presence of Christmas on campus.
It should be noted that the petition was fake, and engineered by Campus Reform. However, none of the students who signed the document knew that it wasn’t real.
The Campus Reform representatives who went undercover at UVA, Amber Athey and Cabot Phillips, told students that they were seeking the petition signatures on behalf of the student group “Students for an Inclusive Holiday Season,” which, of course, does not really exist.
According to Campus Reform, the pair had managed to gather up the signatures of almost 20 students in under two hours.
At one point, Phillips tells a petition-signer that at “this time of year, it feels like people can shove their holiday happiness in your face, like ‘Merry Christmas!’ and it just gets kind of old.” The student can be seen readily agreeing with that sentiment.
In another scene, Athey is explaining to another student that she knows “a lot of students who aren’t religious, so when they see the Christmas trees and all the lights it can be a bit triggering, so we’re just trying to make campus a safe space for them.” The student signed the petition.
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large