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I am doing a pixel tree this year and, mainly due to time constraints, I will be buying the sequencing for the tree from holidaysequences.com. I am wanting to do "deck the rooftops" by the cast of Glee. (basically Deck the halls). There is a line in the song that goes "don we now our *** apparel" During which the Tree displays a rainbow pattern.

Now here's the argument: My wife says "You cant do that! "***", in the context of the song, means "happy" or "cheerful" and showing a rainbow is disrespectful to the LGBTQ community." I say "nonsense, that's just another case of politically correct gone too far. I dont see anything wrong with it. 

It wouldnt be a big deal to change the colors so that it doesnt look like a rainbow but I'm curious what everyone else thinks. 

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I mostly agree with your wife, not that kind of ***. As to if it's appropriate, not wading into that water. 

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I really think this politically correctness stuff has gone a bit too far. We have rainbow colored crosswalks in our town and I think they are cool! Nobody says that when you walk over them you are stepping on LGBT people...

Have your wife listen to this song with you... Enjoy!

 

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OMG Beaker.....put it in the damn sequance!!my lord, has your wife gone mad??? Its been in that song, forever!! I would... are we not supposed to put the word Christ, in christmas?? Oh,it may offend someone...though you know what...if it offends someone,oh well. I know and have met some goofs on here, but WOW!!!! This is the craziest thing I have heard of...1 more example, were we not supposed to have a Jesus Christ in our display either, or is it the "child" of Mary and Joseph....sounds redicioulous to me. Grow a pair an put it in. And light up that star!!Sorry it's a rant again, but it's the dumbest thing I have heard to date on here

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