The city of Davenport, Iowa, tried to remove Good Friday from its calendar and name it Spring Holiday instead. The reason: Why, separation of church and state of course! Not everyone celebrates Good Friday, so it’s discriminatory.
This is political correctness at its best: Using the guise of “separation of church and state,” those in power attempt to eradicate something they believe offends people. But council members say the administrator took matters into his own hands by not reporting to the Davenport city council — which is required to change any policy. Plus phones rang off the hook from people who complained.
So God-fearing Americans in Davenport can relax now: Good Friday will remain Good Friday.