Wilson Bradshaw, President of Florida Gulf Coast University, evidently did not like being the subject of nationwide negative news coverage, so he is explaining, that though the problem is that we misunderstood his noble purposes, he feels obliged to bow to our confusion and reverse his decision.
FGCUâ€™s president reversed his decision to ban Christmas decorations.
In an e-mail message sent to the campus Wednesday, university president Wilson Bradshaw, Ph.D. acknowledged the â€œoverwhelming negative responseâ€ to his original letter banning all holiday and seasonal decorations from the schoolâ€™s common areas, citing â€œlegal limitations.â€
â€œIt is now clear to me that we have erred in our attempt to find a balance between how best to observe the season in ways that honor all traditions â€“ while also allowing employees to express their individual beliefs during the upcoming holiday season,â€ Dr. Bradshaw wrote. â€œAs stated in my earlier message, there was no attempt to suppress expression of the holiday spirit. However, the message was received differently, and for this, I am sorry.â€